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Tuesday, May 4 • 15:30 - 16:05
Automating Your Home with K3s and Home Assistant - Eddie Zaneski, Amazon Web Services & Jeff Billimek, The Home Depot

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Hey Google, turn off all the lights. Hey Siri, set the thermostat to low. Alexa, restart the nginx deployment. You may have dreamt (or had nightmares) about automating your home and connecting all things smart together. You probably haven't longed for doing all of that on top of Kubernetes. In this session you'll learn why you should and the benefits of having a homelab running Kubernetes. With everyone spending more time at home there has never been a better time to grab an old PC or a few Raspberry Pi's and install K8s. Eddie and Jeff will share their journeys of deploying Home Assistant, open source home automation software, on top of K3s, a lightweight K8s distribution. They'll cover unique solutions like building Device Plugins and using Node Feature Discovery to use external USB antennas for wireless smart home protocols. Ending with tying all of it together with Helm and using Flux for CICD. If you're looking for a personal project to learn Kubernetes this session is for you.

Speakers
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Jeff Billimek

Principal Software Engineer, The Home Depot
Jeff is an open source contributor with a focus on Helm charts and is a Principal Software Engineer at The Home Depot. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, two kids, and dog. In addition to hiking and photography, Jeff has a passion for tinkering with home servers, home automation... Read More →
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Eddie Zaneski

Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services
Eddie serves the Kubernetes community as a SIG-CLI Co-Chair and Developer Advocate at AWS. He lives in Denver, CO with his wife and dog and is a lover of JavaScript, infrastructure tools, and automating things in his home. When not hacking on random stuff you'll most likely find him... Read More →



Tuesday May 4, 2021 15:30 - 16:05 CEST
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