Events with the Alexa Team

Hackathons, Conferences, Presentations, & Community Meetups

The Alexa team participates in a variety of events throughout the year and we’d love to meet you at one. Get hands-on learning and learn to build an Alexa skill at a bootcamp or hackathon, attend a presentation at smart home events, join in the conversation at select conferences, or connect with fellow developers at a local meetup.

Conferences & Presentations

Attend a presentation, join in the conversation, or interact with Alexa at select conferences.

Community Meetups

If you’re interested in connecting with fellow developers join a local, community-run meetup.

Bootcamps & Hackathons

Get the hands-on experience of building and testing an Alexa skill at the next hackathon.

Conferences & Presentations

Alexa teams participate in a variety of events ranging from conferences to presentations and others in between. Watch, learn, or experience Alexa at an upcoming event.

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit
February 23, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Join Miriam Daniel as she delivers a 25 minute tech talk at this 4th Annual Conference. The conference dives into topics including Technology + The Resistance, Cybersecurity, Cloud, Data, Hardware, Machine Learning, A.I., Healing + Community, Virtual Reality, Engineering and Entrepreneurship.

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ConveyUX
March 2, 2017
Seattle, WA

Phillip Hunter, Alexa UX Design Manager, discusses "Delivering on the Promise of Voice with Alexa" from 10:15 am - 11:00 am. Join the conversation and attend this conference focused on user experience.

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ProSource Summit
March 6, 2017
Orlando, FL

Focused on integrating smart home solutions and whole home automation? Join colleagues at the spring summit, hear from industry leaders, learn how to grow your business. Alexa Smart Home PM Dan Quigley will participate in a panel discussion about voice recognition from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.

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Executive Education - Advanced Retail Strategy Program (ARS)
March 8-9, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Chief Evangelist Dave Isbitski joins industry leaders in a discussion of voice activated retail. From the organizers, the event "is a thought-provoking, future-focused session for consumer product and retail leaders...designed to position participants to stay in front of what is next in retail."

Community run meetups

Run by developers and enthusiasts, local community meetups give you the opportunity to meet 1:1 with others who share an interest in developing Alexa skills. As we learn of community meetups we will update this section. You can also join an Alexa meetup group near you to get notified of future community events in your region.

Starting a Custom Skill
February 23, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tempe, AZ

Meetup organizer Mark Tucker will go through the creation of a skill using the Alexa Skill Serverless Starter Template and will answer any questions along the way. This is a great opportunity to get started on a skill.

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Alexa Devs Dublin Meetup #4
March 7, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Dublin, Ireland

Join meetup group leader Jason O'Conaill for the fourth Alexa Devs Meetup in Dublin.

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Amazon Alexa Meetup - Columbus, OH
March 9, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Join Columbus Alexa meetup organizers Bryant Schuck and Stuart Crane, and take a deep dive into how to build a skill with early adopters of Alexa.

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First Orlando Alexa Meetup
March 16, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Orlando, FL

Join meetup organizer Bob Lautenbach for the first Amazon Alexa meetup in Orlando. Feel free to contact him if you'd like to present.

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Boston Alexa developer and enthusiasts meetup
March 21, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boston, MA

Alexa Champion Joel Evans is planning the next Boston Alexa meetup for March 21st. Let him know if you can make it and please take the poll on the meetup page to weigh in on which location they should choose for the next meetup.

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Bootcamps & Hackathons

At bootcamps and hackathons, developers learn new technologies and create projects through hands-on education with Alexa Solutions Architects. Join us to learn how to build and submit skills for publication.

Stanford Treehacks
Feb 17-19
Stanford, California

Join us as we build apps, hardware, and community in the California sun. Yeah, we’ll be hacking for 36 hours straight, but we’ll take a yoga break or two. And whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started, we’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t forget your sunscreen! Amazon Alexa will be onsite to help you code. Register now »

MakeMIT
February 25
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Over a 19 hour period, you’ll work in a team of 3-5 hackers to make anything your heart desires! Amazon Alexa will be onsite to help you code. Register now »

Small Business Hackathon
March 4-5
London, UK

Build something that matters. Develop something ONLY YOU can build. Join QuickBooks Small Business Hack to create new innovations that help small businesses save time so they can get back to their passions. You’ll be fueled, fed, and entertained while you code your way to winning great prizes, not to mention the chance at £5000! Grab your free ticket now! Amazon Alexa will be onsite to help you code. Register now »

SXSW Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp
March 14
Austin, TX

Build an Alexa Skill for a Cause at this 100 level Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp. Amazon Alexa will be onsite to help you code. Register now »

HACKPrinceton
March 31-April 2
Princeton, New Jersey

For 36 hours on March 31st - April 2nd, HackPrinceton will bring together 500 developers and designers from across the country to create incredible software and hardware projects. Our theme at HackPrinceton this semester is "Spring Forward", where we will provide a comfortable and enlivening atmosphere for you to build out progressive, innovative, and crazy ideas.Amazon Alexa will be onsite to help you code. Register now »