Announcing Weekly Alexa Developer Office Hours - Amazon Mobile App Distribution Blog

Announcing Weekly Alexa Developer Office Hours

Over the past several weeks I have been hosting weekly Alexa webinars offering an introduction to building skills, voice design guidance as well as hands on demos with the latest Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) features. Based on your feedback, some of the most exciting parts of these webinars have been the open dialog we have had together. The webinars have become a place to get your questions answered directly and instantly. With that in mind I am happy to announce new weekly office hours in addition to the weekly webinars.

Office hours, which I had previously called Alexa Dev Chats, will be a place for you talk directly with myself and the Amazon Alexa team every Tuesday at 1pm PST/4pm EST. During these office hours, you will be able to get answers to any technical questions you have, discuss your skill use case, learn voice design best practices and see live code demos to help you troubleshoot. Our hope is to enable you to get help with quick questions, build the right voice design for your use case, get your skill certified more quickly, and learn how to use AWS services like AWS Lambda for your skill. 

We’ll rotate different roles through the office hours so that you can learn about voice design from our VUI experts, new ASK features from our engineering team, as well as skill submission tips from our certification team.

Here are the topics for the next four weeks:

  • February 16th, General FAQ
  • February 23rd, Certification
  • March 1st, General FAQ
  • March 8th, Voice Design

Sign up now. You can sign up for your preferred date or topic here. If you would like to have a chat on a topic not currently listed, please let me know.

-Dave (@TheDaveDev)