Learn to Develop Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa

Workshops OSI 2018

Learn to Develop Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa

Sohan This hands-on workshop will take you through the skill-building process starting with an introduction to Amazon Alexa and the Alexa Skills Kit while illustrating why Voice is the next major disruption in computing. Build your first skill and then move onto learning voice design and how it differs from designing for the web or mobile.

Speaker/Instructor: Sohan Maheshwar, Alexa Evangelist, Amazon

About Speaker: Sohan is an Alexa Evangelist at Amazon. His role involves inspiring and helping developers build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. He was a part of the Alexa launch in India which has seen developers build over 15,000 skills in a short span of time. Sohan has earlier worked as a developer evangelist for Gupshup and InMobi and has spoken at conferences around the world.

Workshop Code: WS 08

Date: 11th October 2018

Time: 11:15 AM to 01:45 PM

Venue: Workshop Room 3

Fee: Rs. 2999/- (Limited seats available)

Summary of the workshop

This hands-on workshop will take you through the skill-building process starting with an introduction to Amazon Alexa and the Alexa Skills Kit while illustrating why Voice is the next major disruption in computing. Build your first skill and then move onto learning voice design and how it differs from designing for the web or mobile.

Benefits/Takeaways of this workshop for the attendees

At the end of the workshop, you will be adept at skill-building and will be ready to build your first Alexa skill.

Who can attend this workshop?

Anyone interested in building skills for Alexa

Pre-requisites to attend the workshop

Having a verified AWS account and an account on developer.amazon.com is required. The former needs a debit/credit card for verification but won’t be charged. We recommend developers do this before the workshop so that there’s no hiccup and 24-hour verification steps on the day of the workshop.

List of topics covered in the proposed workshop?

Intro to Alexa, Skill-Building basics, Intents, Slots, Samples, Handling Requests with AWS Lambda and Node.JS, Voice Design, Using the Skill Builder tool