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Hacking with Amazon Alexa
February 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Computer Science Society at UOIT has partnered with Major League Hacking and Amazon to bring students a free 2 hour, interactive and technical workshop for developing for the Amazon Alexa and experimenting with voice user interfaces.
During the workshop participants will learn the basics of how to build “skills” for Amazon Alexa to run on Alexa devices like the Amazon Tap or Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience.
The provided content covers setting up Alexa Skills Kit, developing your first skill, deploying your skill to AWS Lambda, and submitting your skill for publication.
Participants will be able to follow along using a web-based Alexa simulator, however there will be time to demonstrate participant-made creations on an actual Amazon Echo device towards the end of the workshop.