Creating a Connected Home: Live Coding and Demos

Session abstract

Wouldn’t you love to be able to walk into a room and use your phone or voice to turn on your lights? When you are relaxing on the couch, listening to music, wouldn’t it be nice to just talk to your speaker to turn up the volume or change the song? Can you imagine being able to turn on the fan by just saying you are hot? In this session, Java Champion and four-time JavaOne Rock Star Kevin Nilson and his 12-year-old son, Andy, do a live-coding demo of creating a connected home.


Name Title Company
Andy Nilson minecrafter
Kevin Nilson EVP / SVP / VP Google

Session Info

Experience Session type Track
Introductory Conference Session Java and Devices

My Notes

Dad and son talkibg about iot and …

Beginners stuff to begin with fun! Dad and son are starting simple and doing that by life building hardware and code. Very 😎!

The demos get progressively more interesting and fun

They made a flashing 🎃 and. 👻 flashlight project.


They have a firebase example.

what about Grandma

  • Philips Hue
  • Google Home - Voice
    • If this then that

Smart Home Demo


Loved this talk