smart home contest winners!

Our upcoming @_kernelcon_ workshop (more info here) is all about locally controlled smart-home stuff (#nocloud). The plan all along was to use @home_assistant and @snips to have our newly modified smart plugs be 100% controlled, and voice enabled, without using any cloud services. I was going to pull my snips development kit from my installation at home.

Not anymore! We submitted the project to the “Smart Homes on the Edge” contest, and just found out we’ve been selected as winners. We will have a dedicated @snips development kit to use at @_kernelcon_, and to keep in the #hackspace lab for use in upcoming in-person hacksessions.

Huge thanks to @hackster and @snips for helping facilitate hackspace.io and #kernelcon.