Learn to Build a Skill for Amazon Alexa

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 18:30

Tickets only over Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2nF9MYq

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).

Bring a fully charged laptop so you can follow along. Also, set up your (free) accounts on aws.amazon.com and developer.amazon.com before the event to fully take advantage of the evening.

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 - Dean Bryen

Dean Bryen is a Technology Evangelist on the Alexa team at Amazon, where he works with developers of all shapes and sizes to help create voice driven experiences with Alexa’s technology.

Previously, he spent 2 years at Amazon Web Services as a Solutions Architect. Dean has spent over 10 years in the IT industry, working in engineering, operations and architecture roles across various hosting and cloud providers. Dean is passionate about Voice UX, IoT, DevOps, Server-Less computing and all things startup.

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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 7EB 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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