My name is Alex Popoutsis, and I've been enthusiastic about technology for about as long as I've been alive, starting with mastering DOS on my family's computer before I was in first grade. Over the years, I've worked on a variety of projects, from building my own DVR using open source software to designing a number of websites.
These days, my day job is with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, where I get to play a role in helping to improve individuals' health and the health of communities by applying technology in meaningful ways. I also continue to pursue other projects in my spare time, especially home automation and web development.
Over the past 18 months, I've become especially passionate about the smart home, and the open source Home Assistant software. I intend to use this site and blog to help provide education, tips, and tricks about the smart home, and to help make its power accessible to more and more people.