Build your own exobrain

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in B302/303

Excerpt

Online services like "If This Then That" (IFTTT) are great for automating your life. However they provide limited ways for the end-user to add their own services, and often require credentials that one may normally wish to keep secret. The 'exobrain' project allows for service integration and extension on a machine *you* control.

Description

Online services like “If This Then That” (IFTTT) are great for automating your life. However they provide limited ways for the end-user to add their own services, and often require credentials that one may normally wish to keep secret.

I’ll be discussing the free and open source ‘exobrain’ project, which allows for service integration and extension on a machine you control. Gain experience points for going to dance lessons, automate the management of your TODO list, and have notifications sent straight to your pebble watch.

We’ll discuss philosophy, installation, existing recipies, and also how to write your own extensions and classifiers.

Tags

exobrain, perl, ifttt, privacy, automation, quantified-self

Speaking experience

I've keynoted at OS Bridge, OSCON, Linux.conf.au, Open Source Days, SAGE-AU, and elsewhere.

You can find videos of many of my talks online at:

http://pjf.id.au/talks

Speaker

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    Paul Fenwick

    Perl Training Australia

    Biography

    Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter at conferences and user-groups worldwide, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics. Paul is the author of Perl’s autodie pragma.

    In his spare time, Paul’s interests include security, mycology, cycling, coffee, scuba diving, dressing like a pirate, and lexically scoped user pragmata.

    Sessions

      • Title: Build your own exobrain
      • Track: Cooking
      • Room: B302/303
      • Time: 1:302:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        Online services like “If This Then That” (IFTTT) are great for automating your life. However they provide limited ways for the end-user to add their own services, and often require credentials that one may normally wish to keep secret. The ‘exobrain’ project allows for service integration and extension on a machine you control.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick
      • Title: Supporting communities with Gittip
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: B204
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        There are lots of people doing good work in the world, and while there seems to be a myriad of ways to provide financial “donations”, few of them provide a way to do so in a sustainable manner. We’re going to look at Gittip, a freedom loving platform to provide a sustainable, predictable income to those making the world a better place.

      • Speakers: Paul Fenwick