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February 16, 2018Akersh Srivastava
We’re excited to announce our next eight cities for Alexa Dev Days, a series of free, interactive events from Amazon. Register now to reserve your spot. Don’t see your city? Stay tuned as we continue to announce more locations throughout the year!
Last year, we met thousands of voice design enthusiasts around the world at Alexa Dev Days. Developers joined us in more than 30 cities to engage with experts, thought leaders, and their peers to network and build magical voice experiences.
We’ve released numerous advancements in our APIs and developer tools, which will be integrated in our new workshops and live demos to help you create engaging Alexa skills and explore the latest in voice user interface design.
The way we interface with computing technologies is changing rapidly. We’ve grown accustom to devices that require us to click, swipe, or touch. With Alexa, we’re changing that paradigm as we speak (no pun intended). Alexa gives customers the ability to interact with technology through voice. This has already sparked tremendous innovation in our daily lives.
Speak, and we can control the lights. Ask for a pizza, and it can be delivered to your door. Alexa connects the dots between the spoken word and the endless possibilities of technology.
We invite you to join us at Alexa Dev Days as we explore the possibilities, pioneer, and pave the way for the voice-enabled world of tomorrow.
Each Alexa Dev Day event offers a hands-on, immersive learning opportunity with topics ranging from designing and developing complex skills, to the latest in best practices for engaging customers.
We’ve revised the curriculum to shed light on the latest advancements with Alexa and the newest learnings in voice user interface design. Amazon Alexa solutions architects will guide you through the technical mechanics and design thinking behind building great voice experiences using Alexa.
Together we’ll discuss how to build innovative, complex, and engaging Alexa skills using our latest tools and AWS Lambda. We’ll make time for brainstorming with experts and leaders, mentoring, networking, and sharing your ideas with your peers.
Select events will include workshops that teach you how to create connected Alexa-enabled devices using the Alexa Voice Service, building skills for businesses, and designing multimodal Alexa skills on devices with displays. Visit our landing page to learn more and register.
Anyone can attend Alexa Dev Days to start building skills, but experience with coding concepts, particularly in Node.js, will be useful. If you don’t have coding experience but want to attend to learn more, check out our tutorials and code samples on GitHub as well as the Amazon Alexa Voice Design Guide, which dives into voice design concepts and practical guidelines to get you up to speed.
We’re excited to meet you at Alexa Dev Days! Register for an event near you and follow us at @AlexaDevs on Twitter to learn about more upcoming events. If you want to get started now, check out these additional Alexa developer resources: