For Sunday, October 21, 2018, the openHAB Foundation had invited to the SmartHomeDay in Ludwigsburg. The SmartHomeDay was hosted for the second time and is timed before the EclipseCon Europe, which takes place at the same location.
The openHAB community has grown significantly in recent years. Nevertheless, it still feels like a class reunion every time. There were about 100 people registered. Accordingly, everyone quickly got into conversation with each other and could recognize faces behind commit messages and forum posts.
Three thematic blocks
The presentation program was divided into three thematic blocks. In the morning, the highlights of the developments of the last 12 months were presented.
Here I recommend the presentation of David Gräff, who has reworked the MQTT binding over several months and incidentally "donated" an embedded MQTT server to openHAB. He talks about his experiences as a developer from outside, who had to deal with the openHAB community and got to know the pitfalls in the development workflow. Kudos to him for his accomplishment and many thanks for his dedication. The result brings openHAB a much easier commissioning. (Unfortunately, in the video, the audio track is not recorded very well in the first few minutes. From 6:45 on, however, it can be understood well).