Press and Speaking Appearances


Here is a select listing of my past and upcoming speaking engagements. If you would like to book me for an appearance or a contribution to an article, contact me.

Last Updated 5/13/2022

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Engagements

UpcomingVarious podcastsContributions to home technology discussions

Past Speaking Engagements

May 11th, 2022Aging In Full Bloom PodcastDiscussion of the benefits of and getting started with a smart home and how to protect yourself on the Internet
July 24th, 2021Home Assistant PodcastKeyless Locks, Panic Buttons, and automating Electric Fireplaces with Marlon
December 20th, 2020 Home: On PodcastSmart Gifting with Marlon Buchanan (Home: On Episode #144)
December 13th, 2020 Home Assistant ConferenceHome Assistant: The technology my family can’t live without (presentation & slide deck)
October 13th, 2020UPCEA West Region ConferenceProfessional Expertise & 21st Century Skills: Building Bridges Between the Academy and the Workplace With Digital Badges

Press Appearances

Blog Press

Here is a select listing HomeTechHacker appearances in the online press.

Last Updated 3/30/2022

March 2022 – ongoing
Shoreline Area News Tech FeatureI’m an ongoing technology column contributor.
February 2022Author Anthony Avina’s Blog – Book Reviews & InterviewA review of my book, The Home Network Manual, and an interview.
December 2021Log and Timber Home LivingForever Home 2021 IssueContributed to the article Think Ahead: Investing in smart home technologies is an ingenious way to enable you and your home to age gracefully together
November 2021Reedsy BlogGuest blog about writing The Smart Home Manual -How My Nonfiction Book Became a Reputable Tech Resource
February 2021Val Penny’s Book ReviewsA mention of The Smart Home Manual
January 2021Karen’s WorldA review of The Smart Home Manual
January 2021B for BookreviewA mention of The Smart Home Manual
December 2020How smart technology can improve your home – Companion StairliftsA quote about how smart technology can make a home safer and more accessible.
October 20205 Reasons You’ll Love Having a Smart Home – Techdhome.comGuest posts about why you want to have a smart home
October 2020Reading Fanatic Reviews Listing of a review for The Smart Home Manual
October DiscoveryEditorial review of The Smart Home Manual
March 2020Running Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi using Docker – CodeopolisA reference to my Ultimate Guide DIY Smart Home Guide in the article.
January 2020Creating a smart Fireplace Switch With a Shelly Relay – Shelly Knowledge Base Products A reference to my article on how to make your fireplace smart using a Shelly 1 Relay in the official Shelly product documentation
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