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I am Paulus Schoutsen and I work on privacy focused smart homes. I do this by building Home Assistant. I started the project in 2013 and now it's one of the most active open source projects in the world! Besides that I also work on ESPHome, ESP Web Tools, Improv Wi-Fi and more.

My work evolves mainly around keeping the many running. Reviewing contributions, working on the core architecture, documentation and fixing bugs.

If you enjoy what I am doing and want to support my effort, consider subscribing to Nabu Casa or becoming a sponsor!


  1. 🏡 Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first.

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  2. ESPHome is a system to control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files and control them remotely through Home Automation systems.

    C++ 5.1k 1.7k

  3. Open source tools to allow working with ESP devices in the browser

    TypeScript 165 40

  4. Open standard for connecting devices to Wi-Fi using Bluetooth LE or Serial.

    HTML 3 1

Contribution activity

August 2022

Created a pull request in home-assistant/core that received 9 comments

Indieauth updates

Breaking change Proposed change We implement IndieAuth on top of OAuth 2.0 to allow any website to login to Home Assistant without requiring pre-r…

+169 −42 9 comments
Reviewed 77 pull requests in 11 repositories
home-assistant/core 25 pull requests
home-assistant/frontend 6 pull requests
NabuCasa/hass-nabucasa 2 pull requests
home-assistant/developers.home-assistant 2 pull requests
home-assistant-libs/pydroid-ipcam 2 pull requests
home-assistant-libs/aiohue 2 pull requests
zwave-js/zwave-js-server 1 pull request
home-assistant/ 1 pull request
home-assistant/ 1 pull request
home-assistant/brands 1 pull request
home-assistant-libs/python-matter-server 1 pull request
7 contributions in private repositories Aug 8 – Aug 15

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