ALEXA DEVS BELFAST
Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now more than 10,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as innovative designers and developers. You, too, can build engaging skills and reach millions of customers with the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). ASK is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples that makes it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa. With ASK, you can leverage Amazon’s knowledge and pioneering work in the field of voice design.
Attend this meetup to start learning how to create compelling voice experiences for Alexa.
Over the next 12 months we'll hold meetups, workshops, masterclasses and other events dedicated to connecting our members with experts in the exciting area of Voice Application Design using Amazon Alexa.
This is a Joint Event with the AWS User Group BELFAST
May 30th | ALEXA DEVS BELFAST
17:45 – DOORS OPEN / Registration / Networking
18:00 - START
AWS ROUNDUP & CODESTAR DEEP DIVE
Ronan Guilfoyle, Solutions Architect with AWS will kick off the evening unpacking a selection of recent AWS releases and will also take a close look at AWS Codestar, which enables developers to quickly develop, build and deploy applications on AWS.
AWS ROUNDUP * Deploy GitHub Enterprise on the AWS Cloud * Amazon X-Ray Now Generally Available * AWS Training & Certification Portal * Amazon Lightsail * New Amazon S3 Console * Amazon Lex Now Generally Available
DEEP DIVE * CodeStar
19:00 BREAK for Food / Refreshments / Networking
19:15 DESIGNING GOOD VOICE USER EXPERIENCES USING ALEXA
Alan Kiernan of Cation Dynamics and Ryanair Labs will take us through the fundamentals of voice application design, and will also conduct a practical demo of the new Amazon Skills builder. Alan will also look closer at Account Linking and other development features.
20.00 - CLOSE