Peter Gallagher

Information & Communications Technology

IoT Azure IoT alexa Particle Electronics aws Arduino Dot NET Core devops

Loughborough, England, United Kingdom

Home Automation with the Azure Percept

In this demo heavy talk, we run through using the Azure Percept Audio Module to control common appliances around our home.

We start out by looking at what the Audio Module is, it's features as well as Azure Percept Studio and Speech Studio..

We then move on to a basic web based implementation of how the Percept can control devices in our home..

We then take a look at Azure Speech Studio and how we can create Custom Keywords, Commands and Parameters.

We'll then dive into how we can implement a solution using Azure IoT Hubs, a Raspberry Pi, some simple electronics and electrical wiring, to control items around our home .

This talk will appeal to folks who want to understand how we can use voice to automate our homes, as well as those with an interest in how IoT services can be used to make our lives easier.

Accessible to all experience levels, we'll run through everything you need to get going with the Azure Percept Audio Module!


Peter Gallagher

Senior Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy, Microsoft Azure MVP and MCT, Pluralsight Author... IoT and DevOps expert, dad, gadget addict and Meetup organiser.

Pete Gallagher is a Senior Solutions Architect at Octopus Deploy, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author, experienced public speaker and Meetup organiser.

He has been creating software for decades and is happy programming in just about any language.

Pete has been involved in a wide span of tech in his many years of industry experience, including IoT Projects for; Royal Mail Stamp Vending before there was such a thing as modern IoT, Building Monitoring Systems, Internet Connected Self Service Kiosks, Wildlife Protection and Ecology in Africa and much more.

In his role at Octopus Deploy, Peter helps engage the public in the areas of DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure, Software Deployment , Agile Development and much more.

He has presented internationally on a wide variety of IoT Topics, including the Azure IoT Stack, AI, Robotics, .NET, DevOps, Amazon Alexa, Particle Photon, Arduino etc etc.

Pete helped create the Microsoft AZ220 IoT Developer certification and also has created Pluralsight content to help learners pass the exam.

Pete also organises​ Notts IoT, co-organises Dot Net Notts, Notts Dev Workshop, sits on the Board of LATi, a Loughborough based Advanced Technology networking group, co-organises the Azureish Twitch channel, co-hosts IoTeaLive and is a co-host of the Agile Engineering Podcast.

He is also an active STEM Ambassador and is passionate about making STEM subjects accessible to all ages.

Pete particularly likes gadgets of all kinds!

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