It is my pleasure to announce that the openHAB Foundation will host another Smart Home Day this year!
After a successfully event in Darmstadt in May this year, we are now cooperating with the Eclipse Foundation and Deutsche Telekom as a sponsor and will co-locate the Smart Home Day with EclipseCon Europe in Ludwigsburg (close to Stuttgart), Germany. The “Forum am Schlosspark” is a great venue, which also guarantees us a perfect catering during the whole day.
We are still working on the details of the agenda, but I can promise you that we will have pretty interesting content. But as for many good conferences, an extremely valuable part will be the chance to meet people in person - and the good news is that we will have many ESH and openHAB maintainers on site, so you can finally learn who is really behind those Github handles and ask all your questions you never dared to post on Github.
As EclipseCon Europe is a pretty international conference and we also expect quite some international guests for the Smart Home Day, the event will be done fully in English. As space is limited and we want to avoid no-shows, we ask for a small registration fee of 19 EUR (fully refundable up to 30 days before the event). Please register for the event at https://smarthomeday.eventbrite.com. I am looking forward to seeing you there!
P.S.: We scheduled the event from 11am-5pm, so that people can travel the same day. For the ones that come a longer distance and need a hotel, my recommendation is the Ibis Ludwigsburg, which is conveniently located close to the train station and within walking distance of the venue.
P.P.S.: For the ones that stay in Ludwigsburg on Sunday night, please make sure to also check the “Informal Evening” option on the registration page - I will then reserve space in a nearby restaurant, so that we can have many more discussions over a beer!