Over-engineering My Home with Kubernetes

Ignite Talk

Home automation is increasingly popular. However, the one thing that is often overlooked with current solutions is their complete lack of attention to high availability: Typically a failure of your automation hub quickly renders an elegant smart home into an ordinary dumb home.

In the pursuit of building a reliable smart home, we will investigate ways to make the open-source automation platform “home-assistant” highly available by applying Kubernetes to a not quite standard problem. Some might call it over-engineering, others might call it thorough engineering. In any case, by the end of this talk, we will have explored a more exotic use case for Kubernetes.



Matthias Grüter


Engineering Manager, Spotify in Stockholm Sweden

Matthias has led, coached and managed engineers for over 7 years. He strongly believes in the value of servant leadership and strives to create an