Gosh, it's been a year since I last posted!
Let me try to make it up to you...
I took some existing talks on the road last year
(to CodeMash, PyCon, and OSCON!)
but I've once again put together
something new for PyOhio.
So my family likes to know
when I'm on the way home from work,
but I'm lousy at remembering to text or call
before I leave.
Some basic "out of the box"
geofencing solutions are available,
but none of them are smart enough
to understand situations like
going to lunch
where sending a "coming home" message
wouldn't be appropriate.
Luckily, we can assemble our own solution
pretty quickly and cheaply
with Python at the core,
and we don't even have to run our
own servers to do it!
In this talk I showed
how I created
a cloud-hosted, location-triggered
SMS notification service
with some decision-making smarts
IFTTT (If This Then That),
and just the right amount of Python.
The talk seemed to go really well,
and I have been flattered
and humbled by the volume
of positive feedback I got about it.
I hope it will inspire you
to go have some fun
making your smart things a little smarter.
Here are the slides:
Unfortunately there's no video due to a variety of AV issues,
so you'll either need to use your imagination
or convince the PyCon program committee
to accept it for 2017. ;-)
And who knows, maybe I'll start posting more often
(hahahaahhahaahahahahahahaha *wipes away tears*
whoooo wow, who am I kidding?).