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Thursday, September 5 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
How To Write An Alexa Skill

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Amazon has provided the ability for developers to write their own Alexa Skills.  This talk will go into the basics of writing a skill and provide a couple of quick samples to help the user get started exploring this new way of computing.  Alexa and other Voice assistants are being used more and more by individuals and also by companies.   Alexa support can provide a way for a company to differentiate itself from others, potentially reduce the cost of service calls and allow an end user to communicate with your company in a new way.

According to DMR: https://expandedramblings.com/index.php/amazon-alexa-statistics/ As of April 2019 there are over 90,000 Alexa skills, 100 million devices that can run Alexa have been sold, and 60,000 different devices that are Alexa capable. 

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Aaron Grothe

Senior Software Engineer, Infogroup
Aaron has been a winner of the International Obfuscated C Code Contest IOCCC twice.  He has several  contributions to the Linux kernel.  He has published several articles in 2600 magazine.  He was the CTO of Heimdall Linux a Linux Security startup in the early 2000s.  He has... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
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