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Home Assistant Conference 2020

Checking out the Home Assistant Conference today. It is an interesting time to be alive. With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic shutting down world travel, access to conferences is limited. This new phenomenon of virtual conferences has given us access to speakers and topics we would never have been able to travel to before.

The Home Assistant Conference is an online event to celebrate the community. It’s where the Home Assistant community will share their ideas, creations and major milestones. The event will take place on December 13, 2020.

The conference will contain three different tracks: everyone, advanced users and developers. For each track we have 5-6 speakers to share their creations, deep-dive into certain topics or share their epic automations.

Paulus Schoutsen, the founder of Home Assistant, will give the opening and closing keynote, aided by other Home Assistant developers.

After the talks, attendees will be able to join various sessions about different topics like automations, Lovelace and Q&A with Home Assistant developers.


Klout.com – a fun way to analyze your social media impact.

I found out about this service called Klout that works like Google Analytics for your social media accounts. Klout analyzes your Twitter and Facebook feeds to see how many people respond to you in your tweets and posts. An additional benefit to using Klout is their “perks” program where you can receive early access to things like Spotify and movie previews.

-Bill