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February 10, 2016David Isbitski
Here are the upcoming Alexa events scheduled for February 2016:
Intro to ASK | February 11th, 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Learn how to build your first Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) using AWS Lambda. We’ll also take a look at how to monitor your new skill using AWS CloudWatch and how to submit your Alexa Skills for certification so they will be available to customers later this year.
Voice Design 101 | February 18th, 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
Alexa enables customers to interact with devices and services in a more intuitive way using their voice. This webinar will teach you best practices for voice user interface (VUI), how to maximize usability of your voice experience, and how to creating compelling voice experiences with the Alexa Skills Kit.
New ASK Features | February 29th, 10 am PST / 1 pm EST
This webinar will go deeper into some of the newly released Alexa Skils Kit features including Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) and new Built-In Intents. You’ll see code samples and explanations of how you can implement thse features within your own skills. Immediately following the talk there will be an open Q&A where you can bring your questions and get help with your own skills.
Remember, you can always watch our webinars on demand:
Alexa Roadshow + Hackathon | February 10th
The Alexa Roadshow is making a stop in Boston! The morning will start with an introduction to using Alexa and Amazon Echo and how to build your first Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Register here »
South Florida Code Camp | February 20th
Alexa will be at South Florida Code Camp (SFCC), delivering an Alexa workshop and sessions. Now in it’s 12th year, SFCC is one of the largest code camps in US and still offers free admission. Register here »
Alexa Roadshow + Hackathon | February 25th
The Alexa Roadshow is making a stop at the AWS Pop-up Loft New York! The morning will start with an introduction to using Alexa and Amazon Echo and how to build your first Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). Register here
TreeHacks | February 12th-14th
Alexa will be at Treehacks, a 36 hour hackathon of building apps, hardware, and community in the California sun.
MakeMIT | February 13th-14th
Alexa will be at MakeMIT, a 250+ student hackathon focused on hardware.
SpartaHack | February 26th-28th
Alexa will be at SpartaHack, Michigan State University’s annual student-run hackathon with over 500 students.
For more information about getting started with Alexa, check out the following additional assets:
Get the Alexa App
Intro to Alexa Skills On Demand
Voice Design 101 On Demand
Alexa Skills Kit (ASK)
Alexa Developer Forums