Learn to Build a Skill for Amazon Alexa

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 18:30
London App Brewery

Get an introduction to creating a Skill for Amazon Alexa and learn about the new frontier of Voice User Interfaces (VUI).

If you want to understand the process and how to get started then this is the event for you!

Join us for an evening with the Amazon Alexa Evangelist, Dean Bryen, who will show you the steps of the process from getting started, to creating a skill, through to submitting to the store.

These skills can be published to the Alexa App Store and used by millions of devices powered by Alexa. Already, you can ask Alexa to hail you an Uber cab or order your favourite pizza from Just Eat.

During this session, Dean will talk about why Amazon believes that voice is the future of user experience and provide an overview of the Alexa Engine. Dean will also demonstrate how to develop custom skills for Amazon Echo with the Alexa Software Development Kit (SDK) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

About Amazon Echo & Alexa

Amazon Echo is the world's most successful AI-powered speaker. Alexa is the voice service that powers the Amazon Echo and Alexa apps. The Alexa Voice Service provides capabilities, or skills, that enable users to interact with apps using their voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm, provide information on the weather and more.

Your Speaker - Sebastien Stormacq

S├ębastien worked for the last 20+ years with large enterprises and startups alike to help them to transform their business requirements into technical solutions, to unlock the value of software, mobile applications and scale systems to meet customer demand. Today, as Senior Solution Architect @ Amazon Alexa, Sebastien helps customers to mold the future of voice-based and cloud-based content & services, using his secret blend of passion, enthusiasm, customer advocacy, curiosity and creativity.

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6:30 pm: Doors Open. Ticket Verification at CodeNode

7:00 pm: Main Event: Amazon Alexa Presentation & Demo

8:00 pm: Question and Answer + Networking

8:30 pm: Vacate CodeNode premises

How to Find the Venue

The event will take place inside CodeNode. Please allow for some time to sign in at the reception on arrival. The address is: 10 South Pl, London EC2M 7BT and closest tube stations are Moorgate and Liverpool street station.

Please note the event is oversubscribed and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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