Alexa Champions

Recognizing Top Alexa Developers in the Community

Mark Carpenter

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mark is a bootcamp coach and mentor for Bloc. In this role he helps hundreds of students each year learn the skills and methods of effective software engineering. He teaches iOS, Ruby on Rails, and JavaScript, as well as more specific frameworks and stacks such as the Alexa Skills Kit.  

Mark was an early adopter of and advocate for Amazon Echo and developing skills using the Alexa Skills Kit. He has published the ASK Dev Weekly newsletter since September 2015. He also was the chief architect of the Alexa Project curriculum currently offered to Bloc bootcamp students.  

Mark also publishes Alexa Skill of the Day apps for Android and iOS. These apps showcase one exemplary Alexa skill per day, helping Alexa users discover great skills.

Alexa Skills Published

  • Easter Trivia: Expand or test your knowledge of the Easter holiday with this Alexa skill.
  • Daily Bootcamping Thought: This skill has been crafted to deliver a clear and concise statement that will reinforce the concepts you are learning and practicing in your bootcamp.
  • Tournament Trivia: Test your knowledge of the division-one college basketball tournament with this fun skill.

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