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June 08, 2018

Jennifer King

Jess Williams and Oscar Merry designed their first Alexa skill for Echo Show and won the $7,500 cash prize for Best Skill Designed for Echo Show in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids.

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May 16, 2018

Jennifer King

By integrating the Alexa Skills Management API (SMAPI) into Storyline, users can create, test, publish, and update their skills, without ever leaving Storyline’s drag-and-drop interface.

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May 16, 2018

Jennifer King

Adva Levin isn’t your typical Alexa skill developer. In fact, she isn’t a developer at all. Yet Levin’s first Alexa skill called Kids Court won the $20,000 Grand Prize plus a $5,000 Finalist Prize in the Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids.

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April 25, 2018

Jennifer King

With more than 30 published Alexa skills in less than 12 months, Shenar has “cracked the code” for building top-earning skills and offers some pointers on how others can too.

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April 20, 2018

Jennifer King

David Markey built his first custom skill in only one day. Within a month of launching his second skill, he had earned almost $1,500 in Alexa Developer Rewards.

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April 10, 2018

Jennifer King

Oscar Merry may have studied aviation software in university, but it was building for voice that have made his career really soar. An Alexa Champion, Merry has already built a three-pronged career in voice and earned money through Alexa Developer Rewards.

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March 20, 2018

Jennifer King

As the Director of Platforms for a startup called Stop, Breathe & Think, Paul Wehner has been able to bring the power of meditation to the masses with voice and make enough money through the Alexa Developer Rewards program to scale and enhance his company’s skills.

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March 08, 2018

Jennifer King

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re excited to share stories from some of the inspiring women who have been pillars of innovative voice design in the developer community.

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March 07, 2018

Jennifer King

When Karen Wickert started their career as a mechanical engineer, they never imagined they’d end up building devices with cutting-edge voice technology like Alexa.

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March 05, 2018

Jennifer King

When Anna Perelman started stellé, she dreamed of bringing her sense of style and fashion to a world of otherwise dull, drab audio speakers. Today, her latest line is a unique marriage of design, sound, and the latest in voice technology.

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February 27, 2018

Jennifer King

Andrea Bianco is an Alexa Champion with a thriving smart home consulting business in southern Arizona, helping homeowners get the best experience possible from smart home devices.

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February 23, 2018

Jennifer King

When Tom Hewitson began tinkering with the Alexa Skills Kit, he never imagined his skills would make enough money for him to build a six-person studio in just six months. 

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February 22, 2018

Jennifer King

Heather Luna's strong mindset for IT and coding inspires her to innovate with technology, including Alexa. Today she is a renowned Alexa skill builder and the creator of Happy Days, a 4.2-star Alexa skill that was featured in PC Magazine and Entrepreneur.com.

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February 15, 2018

Jennifer King

With a degree in computer science and mathematics, Kesha Williams is no stranger to coding. But even after 23 years of working in IT, the software engineer discovered a new passion and one she wants to inspire other women to pursue—voice.

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February 12, 2018

Jennifer King

From the moment she discovered Alexa in her employer’s innovations lab, Jess Williams says she knew voice design would be her future.

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