Road to DevFest : Creating a Smart Home Alarm with Raspberry Pi & Cloud Pub/Sub

GDG Brunei Darussalam
Thu, Oct 31, 2019, 7:00 PM (GMT+8)

About this event

This is a free workshop where you will be building a miniature home alarm system and connecting it to the cloud with Raspberry Pi and Google Cloud Pub/Sub.

Raspberry Pi is a card sized computer commonly used in IoT projects. It is often used as a tool to teach programming.

Google Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. It is part of Google Cloud Platform.

This workshop will be hands-on: you will be building a simplified home alarm circuit, and then programming the Raspberry Pi to interact with the circuit. You will then connect it to the Cloud with Cloud Pub/Sub, turning the Raspberry Pi into an IoT device. This allows you to receive telemetry events from the Raspberry Pi and to push configurations.

Date: Thursday, 31st October 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: To be confirmed via whatsapp message

No programming experience is required. Python will be used for the event but most of the code will be provided to you.

Please bring:
Your laptop with the following installed:
-Laptop charger
-Your enthusiasm!

To sign up:
You MUST fill in the RSVP form (
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Spaces are limited, please sign up via the RSVP form. The location of the event will be sent to you if you are successful.


7:00pm - Registration
7:30pm - Introduction by GDG and WTM (Women Techmakers) Brunei
7:45pm - Creating a Smart Home Alarm with Raspberry Pi & Google Cloud Pub/Sub: Workshop
9:00pm - Discussion and sharing group
9:30pm - Event ends

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