Join the Alexa team at AWS re:Invent 2019

Akersh Srivasatava Oct 17, 2019
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We’re excited to invite you to join the Alexa team at AWS re:Invent 2019, December 2-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. The event will feature keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,500 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more.

Update: Join Us Virtually at AWS re:Invent

Can’t attend AWS re:Invent, or want the inside scoop on sessions you missed? We’re now offering the option to tune in live on Twitch during re:Invent for interviews with Alexa speakers. You’ll hear from technical evangelist, product team members, and engineers who will share session recaps, their experience at re:Invent, and best practices for building with voice. Browse the schedule and register to receive daily reminder emails for our re:Invent Twitch streams and a Twitch stream recap at the end of re:Invent. If you're attending in person, keep reading for more information.

Meet Us at the Alexa Booth

Join us at the Alexa re:Invent booth located at the entrance of the Main Expo (Hall B) from Monday, December 2 to Thursday, December 5. Check out our newest Echo devices and learn what you can build with Alexa to help serve your customers more naturally with voice anywhere they go. You can also take this opportunity to meet our team and ask any questions.

More Than 50 Alexa Sessions and Workshops

This year, there will be more than 50 Alexa sessions at re:Invent, including hands-on workshops, interactive chalk talks, and technical breakouts. Join sessions to dive deep into the technology across Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa Voice Service, and Alexa’s smart home capabilities, and learn how you can build compelling voice experiences. Session topics include designing great multimodal experiences, creating conversational voice interfaces, integrating in-skill purchasing, building Alexa-enabled devices for the connected world, and more. You’ll hear from senior leaders, technical evangelists, product team members, and engineers who will share the latest and greatest practices for building with voice.

What You’ll Learn

Wondering what you’ll learn in our breakout sessionschalk talks, and hands-on workshops? Here’s a preview of just a few of the sessions offered:

  • Alexa, What Can I Do Now?
    Every year, the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) grows in capabilities and features. In this state of the union, we discuss the latest trends in conversational artificial intelligence, highlight some of the most innovative skills, and provide an overview of everything that has been released in the past year for ASK.
  • Improving Customer Retention for Your Alexa Skill
    Retaining your customers is both an art and a science. In this session, you will discover the mechanisms you can use to keep your customers coming back for more. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, and discuss ideas among fellow skill developers.
  • Building Robots That Respond to Voice
    Learn how you can control robots with your voice through the Alexa Skills Kit. In this workshop, we will live-code with the Robot Operating System (ROS) and AWS RoboMaker to build an intelligent robotic application that responds to our voice commands and navigates autonomously in a simulated environment.
  • How to Build Alexa Skills with AWS Database & Storage Services
    Learn how to leverage AWS database and storage services effectively in your Alexa skill.

See You at re:Invent

re:Invent is a great place to meet and interact with the Alexa team and a global community of builders. Visit the AWS re:Invent website to register now. Then, start building your event schedule by reviewing Alexa sessions in the event catalog and reserving a seat in available sessions.

We can’t wait to see you in Vegas!