5 Things We're Looking Forward to at Alexa Live 2020

Michelle Wallace Jul 07, 2020
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Alexa Live, our virtual developer community event, is back for another year. On July 22, the community will come together for a half-day of free educational content dedicated to building delightful customer experiences with voice—whether you build Alexa skills, make Alexa devices, or lead a business that’s incorporating voice. With less than three weeks (and counting!) until the event, we wanted to share a sneak peek of what you can look forward to at the largest Alexa developer learning event of the year.

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1. Hear from Industry Leaders about the Latest and Greatest in Voice

Start your day getting inspired by new developments in voice technology at the keynote address. VP of Alexa Devices, Nedim Fresko, will share the latest advancements that will help you enhance your voice offerings or build entirely new ones. You’ll learn about the latest in Alexa features and developer tools, and understand how they can help you improve your products and your development processes. Learn from other developers and companies who have implemented these advancements to deliver innovative voice experiences for their customers.

2. Learn from Brands Innovating with Alexa Skills and Devices

Throughout the day, you’ll hear directly from other developers who are innovating with voice through Alexa technologies. Breakout sessions will feature guest speakers who have delivered compelling customer experiences through Alexa skills and devices and leading brands such as iRobot and Uber—to name just a few—will share how they used specific features and tools to improve customer experiences and development workflows. Quickly go from theory to practice by understanding the specific strategies and techniques that others have used to deliver results.

3. Watch Technical Demonstrations and Tutorials by Alexa Experts

Get technical in breakout sessions tailored to skill builders and device makers. Hear from engineers, product managers, and developers at Amazon, who will lead demonstrations and tutorials on a wide range of topics. You’ll dive deep on creating Alexa Built-in devices, reaching more customers with Alexa skills, controlling devices with smart home skills, creating more natural-feeling dialog, getting started with the Alexa Connect Kit (ACK) and Frustration-Free Setup (FFS), and more. Amazon presenters will share the latest in engineering and development best practices, and you’ll also hear from early-adopter developers who have implemented new technologies.

4. Customize Your Experience with Five Dedicated Tracks

This year, Alexa Live includes more topics than ever before. We’ve expanded our session catalog to five dedicated tracks so that you can attend the sessions that are most relevant to your use case. Skill developers will want to attend one of the three Skill Development tracks: Advanced Voice, Multimodal Experiences, and On-the-Go Skills. Device builders will want to attend the Device Development track, where they’ll learn from technical sessions about developing devices for the smart home and many other use cases. Business leaders, startups, and other attendees will want to attend the Development Services track, where they’ll learn about available resources and partners that can help them develop their voice strategy, create an Alexa skill or device, and bring it to market quickly. Got a unique use case? You can also mix and match sessions from multiple tracks to meet your needs. Check out the different tracks you can choose from.

5. Connect with Experts in the Alexa Developer Community

A community event wouldn’t be complete without opportunities to connect with peers and leaders from across the Alexa developer community. During breakout sessions, you’ll be able to interact in real time with audience members and members from the Amazon team in the chat box. With live chat, you can connect with your peers or get a business or technical question answered by an Alexa expert. And of course, community connections don’t just happen at the event. Don’t forget to join the conversation before and after the event on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook using the hashtag #AlexaLive!

Plan Your Alexa Live Experience Today

This year, we’re bringing you even more tech, more topics, more speakers, and more opportunities for community engagement at Alexa Live. Ready to plan your Alexa Live experience? Register now to get instant access to the full speaker and session catalog so you can start planning your customized experience.

What are you looking forward to most at Alexa Live 2020? Share it on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #AlexaLive. We can’t wait to see you there!

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