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I’m delighted to announce that theattick.tv are the official Media Partners for HomeCamp and will be streaming the event over on the HomeCamp ustream.tv channel and also streaming into the HomeCamp sim on ReactionGrid.
They will also be interviewing people thoughout the day and putting together video footage from the day for HomeCamp TV. SO if you are coming to the event, be sure to get yourself on film!
So our initial series of Home Camp TV videos has now been published. What did you think? We’d love to hear your feedback, either on this post, the blog entries for the individual videos themselves, or over on YouTube.
Although we started this as part of the Friday Morning Report video marathon, it has been fun to put together. I’d be happy to produce some more episodes if there’s enough interest.
So… let us know what you think, what ideas you have for future episodes, what you want to hear about… it’s all about the community! Also, remember to visit the Home Camp wiki to add ideas for discussion at future meetups.
Another Current Cost hack… Rich Cumbers and Dale Lane built the Current Cost Live application as part of Mashed 08 last year. I talked to Rich about the idea behind the application – mashing up the gaming concept from XBox Live and using competitiveness to drive down home energy usage.
Last week I chatted on the phone with one of the attendees from Home Camp 08, Chris Hodgins. During the conversation we talked about his experience of Home Camp, his expectations of what might happen in the future, and how he became interested in the whole home automation and monitoring space.
Thanks very much for your time, Chris!
In today’s episode of Home Camp TV, I interview Dale Lane, one of the organisers of the first Home Camp event and an active hacker on all sorts of projects, which you can read about on his blog. Dale showed me his very nice desktop application for analysing energy usage, which includes some interesting features such as the ability to watch usage against the overall National Grid consumption.
Find Dale’s Current Cost GUI app on Google Code.
This week, Chris and I have been putting together some videos for what we’re calling “Home Camp TV” – originally intended to be a segment on the Friday Morning Report 24 hour marathon, which has sadly been postponed (get well soon, Craig!). So for now, we’re posting these videos individually… they should appear in the Friday Morning Report slot later as well. You can still contribute to Craig’s charity drive, which is already very close to target.
The first Home Camp TV video is a brief chat with Martin Dix from CurrentCost about how the company’s technology is moving forward. Keep an eye on the blog for a few more episodes over the coming days!
Bonus link – you can read a little bit more about Martin’s visit to Hursley and see photos on eightbar.
Huge thanks to everyone who attended the first ever Home Camp event, which took place last Saturday at Imperial College London. Very special thanks have to go to our sponsors, Greenmonk and Current Cost, and to the Electrical Engineering Society at Imperial College who provided the venue for the event, which was just superb.
One aspect about the event that was particularly great was the diversity of interests and talents amongst the attendees. It was really a coming together of minds on energy efficiency, green computing, environmental awareness and home automation. It’s exciting to imagine where these thoughts can take us.
In case you missed it, or if you want to revisit the events of the day, we have a number of videos now online, and several folks have blogged and posted photos. If you have got content to share, we encourage you to tag it “homecamp08″ so that people can aggregate images on Flickr, or blog posts etc. (incidentally, if you also tag Flickr images with “upcoming:event=1304370″ then they will be linked with the Upcoming event).
Andy Stanford-Clark’s opening talk about his automated house is up on Viddler (about 30 minutes long):
Feedback from attendees can be found at Greenmonk and on Vimeo, along with a bonus video of James Governor helping to shape the agenda for the day’s talks. Archived videos from the live stream are on Ustream. (unfortunately it is not possible to embed these here, so follow the links for full details)
As of the time of writing a number of people have produced blog posts about their experiences – thanks for the feedback!
- Nick O’Leary
- Phoebe Bright
- Andy Piper
- Tom Taylor
- Andrew Whitehouse
- Dale Lane
- Jamie Ingilby
- Adrian McEwen
- Daniel Would
In other news:
- We have a new domain – http://homecamp.org.uk will direct you here to the blog. We still have the wiki where we can gather ideas for future events, and the discussion group on Google.
- The current plan is for a second event in March 2009!
- We have a FriendFeed room for gathering links and useful information.
Home Camp is a community-run event so we’re keen to look at new ideas and share code and information – look out for more over the coming months and feel free to get involved.