By day, Eric Olson does software quality engineering, tearing code apart for the good of the product. By night, he is a builder, tinkering away for the joy of seeing his creations come alive.
In Alexa, Eric found a technological blank slate –an open field offering new and interesting problems to solve. He also found a small but rapidly expanding community of like-minded technologists who are equally eager to share and learn.
Much of what Eric and his team at 3PO-Labs have done has been driven by this desire to learn and explore the space. Their “what-ifs” have led to the creation of tools such as ASK Responder. And much of their trial-and-error and reverse engineering forays end up in informative blog posts.
Two Alexa topics that Eric is keenly exploring: “What do affordances look like for voice?” and “How can voice interfaces interact with people more naturally?” Feel free to reach out to Eric on these subjects or any others – he’s always happy to chat!