Hey, I’m Justin Vargas! Welcome to My Intelligent House. I’m an Electrical Engineer with over 14 years of professional experience, specializing in integrating and designing smart home technologies. Once I bought my own house, I naturally wanted to start adding technology to my house. I’ve been using and adding smart devices for several years now, and I have learned a lot! This is the site where I share everything I have learned.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of being a part of numerous exhibitions and events that have enriched my knowledge and expanded my network. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has been a regular stop for me, and I attended it in 2014, 2016, 2019, and 2021. In 2019, I even had the honor of presenting a workshop there titled “Integrating Traditional Electrical Systems with Modern IoT Devices.”
Another highlight was when I attended the TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco in 2017. That event opened up numerous collaboration opportunities for my blog as I connected with startups focused solely on innovative home automation solutions.
Each of these experiences has shaped me, not just as a professional but as a person, and I look forward to more opportunities to learn, share, and grow in the smart home domain.
Pacific Engineering Solutions
2012 – 2014
- Embarked on market research and prototype evaluations for budding smart home technologies.
- Collaborated with academic researchers in the region, focusing on eco-friendly and efficient home automation projects.
Embedded Systems Engineer
2014 – 2016
- Pioneered the development of IoT-enabled home devices, ensuring compatibility with prevalent smart home platforms.
- Established rigorous testing protocols to uphold product reliability and user satisfaction.
Product Design Engineer
2016 – 2019
- Led the design and rollout of energy-efficient smart lighting solutions.
- Forged partnerships with third-party manufacturers for component sourcing, ensuring seamless system integration.
My Intelligent House Blog
2020 – Present
- Founder and primary content creator for “My Intelligent House,” a website dedicated to smart home technologies
- Reviewed and provided hands-on tutorials for hundreds of smart devices
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA
2007 – 1999
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
- Graduated with honors
- Participated in various electrical engineering competitions
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Master of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
1999 – 2011
- Focus on Embedded Systems and Home Automation
- Published research on “Integrating IoT Devices for a Seamless Home Experience”