If you are at IFA in Berlin, we encourage you to stop by the Amazon Alexa exhibit (Stand 201 in Hall 26) where we will showcase new products and solutions for developers.[Read More]
12月14日(金)、15日(土)の２日間、東京・目黒のアマゾンジャパンオフィスにて「Alexa Dev Summit Tokyo 2018」が開催されました。 Alexaスキル開発について最新の情報が盛り込まれたセッション・ワークショップのほか、AVSやAmazon Payによるセッションも実施されました。 おかげさまで、両日とも会場は満員、熱気にあふれたイベントとなりました。 ご来場いただいた皆さま、本当にありがとうございました。 今回はご参加されなかった方へのご報告、また来場された方のおさらいも兼ねて、両日の内容をまとめていきたいと思います。[Read More]
Today, we are happy to announce Alexa Dev Days, a new event series from Amazon and sponsored by Intel. We invite learners of all levels to join us in more than 25 cities worldwide for training sessions, workshops, live demos, and networking with Alexa experts and your peers.[Read More]
We just wrapped up an exciting week at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). You may have read some of the buzz around voice and Alexa at CES this year. Companies and developers expanded Alexa skills and integrations with dozens of announcements and demonstrations at CES. Developers like you are helping to build the future of a voice-driven world . Thanks to your work, Alexa now has over 7,000 skills and a growing number of integrations on third-party devices. [Read More]
To stay tuned to the latest events near you, check out our new events page. There you’ll be able to find information about hackathons where you can get hand-on education and build Alexa skills, conferences and presentations where you can join the conversation and meet Alexa team members, as well as community-run meetups where you can connect with fellow developers.
Bookmark the events page today, register for one near you, and we’ll see you there.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be participating in a variety of events and we’d love to meet you. Get hands-on learning and learn to build an Alexa skill at a hackathon, attend a presentation at smart home events, join in the conversation at select conferences, or connect with fellow developers at a local meetup.
Led by Alexa Solutions Architects and Developer Evangelists, hackathons are a great way to get the hands-on experience of building and testing an Alexa skill.
Galvanize Skill Building Workshop | August 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PT
The Galvanize workshop is intended for software and hardware developers interested in voice control, home automation, and personal assistant technology. We will walk through the development of a new Alexa skill and incorporate it into a consumer-facing device.
/hack San Francisco | August 27, 10:00 a.m. PT – August 28, 5:30 p.m. PT
San Francisco, California
/hack (slash hack) is the premiere hackathon by hackers, for hackers. Three hundred hackers will compete in the 24-hour hackathon held in San Francisco. Hackers at all levels – working professional, college student, or even high school student – can learn from students, CTOs, architects, and more.
Amazon Alexa Virtual Hackathon Decision Tree | August 31, 11:00 a.m. PT – 12:00 p.m. PT
In this hour-long webinar we will build an Alexa skill using the Decision Tree skill template. The template makes it easy for developers and non-developers to create skills that ask you a series of questions and then give you an answer. This is a great starter for simple adventure games and magazine style quizzes like ‘what kind of job is good for me?’ We will use AWS Lambda and the Alexa Skills Kit, and provide built-in business logic, use cases, error handling, and help functions for your new skill. Simply come up with the idea before we begin and we will help you build it.
TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon | September 10, 12:30 p.m. PT – September 11, 2:00 p.m. PT
San Francisco, California
Preceding the Disrupt Conference is Hackathon weekend, where developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product and present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and an audience of tens of thousands.
Code District LA Bootcamp | September 13, 6:00 p.m. PT
This free workshop is intended for anyone interested in learning how to program voice-controlled devices. Join Solutions Architect Liz Myers to learn about Alexa skills development.[Read More]
Here are the upcoming Alexa events scheduled for February 2016:
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.