Amazon Alexa Skills Development, Presented by Amazon

In this workshop intended for software and hardware developers interested in voice control, home automation, and personal assistant technology.  Liz Myers, Sr. Business Development Manager, Entertainment Domain and Alexa evangelist at Amazon in Seattle, will walk attendees through the development of a new Alexa skill and incorporate it into a consumer-facing device. 

Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo. You can use Alexa to listen to music, play games, check traffic and weather, control your household devices such as Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo, and lots more. Alexa offers a full-featured set of APIs and SDKs that you can use to teach her new skills and add her into devices and applications of your own. 

Food and refreshments with be provided. Loaner devices, information and promotions from Amazon will be available for attendees.

Pre-requisites

Be sure to bring your laptop!  

1.Get a developer account:

developer.amazon.com (free)

2. Get an aws account:

aws.amazon.com (free – but CC required for signup)

3. Download sample templates to your desktop

github.com/amzn/alexa-skills-kit-js 

                                          Liz Myers, Presenter 
                                    Alexa evangelist at Amazon

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