Echo Echo : Developing Amazon Alexa Skills


Jay Hill

Session: What does it take to develop a voice interaction app -- a "skill" -- for the Amazon Alexa platform? You can create a basic skill on Amazon AWS for free, with very little effort and no prior experience with voice recognition, synthesis, or machine learning models. This session will explore the Alexa Skills Kit ("ASK"), the architecture and interaction model of a skill and voice UI design considerations and we will build a skill with a compelling interaction model from scratch.

Bio: Jay enjoys the craft of coding, from developer productivity practices to the disciplines that yield quality code. He works on natural language processing in F# for statmuse.com. Jay curates the Asheville Tech Events newsletter and is an organizer for the Asheville Coders League and PechaKucha Night Asheville.


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