#2 Practice Building Multi-Modal Alexa Skills on the Echo Show!

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• What we'll do
Don't miss the second Kansas City Alexa Meetup! It will be VERY special. Our mission is to attract over 100 Alexa enthusiasts and developers to this event so we can make Kansas City an epicenter for voice technology and continue leading innovation in the Midwest! Please share this event with your friends, colleagues, and classmates.

The Kansas City Alexa Meetup is the best opportunity to gather users & developers who are passionate about Amazon Alexa. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join the KC Alexa community to learn more, share and build your skills.

Join us at this special KCMO Alexa Meetup on Wednesday, May 16 for the Echo Show Roadshow! We will be practicing developing multi-modal Alexa Skills for the Echo Show and Echo Spot as well as have a discussion around why a visual and voice experience is important. We will have EXCLUSIVE special gifts, amazing speakers and we'll be raffling a few cool prizes, too.


• 5:00 - 5:30: Doors open, free finger food, drinks & networking
• 5:30 - 6:00: Introductions and shout outs
• 6:00 - 6:15: "Multi-Modal is the future" presentation by Bob Stolzberg, Amazon Alexa Champion
• 6:15 - 7:30: Practice creating multi-modal Alexa Skills workshop with Mark Tucker, Amazon Alexa Champion
• 7:30 - 8:00: Raffles, food, drinks & networking

Alexa Abstract:

Amazon Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice-control their world, whether it’s listening to music hands free, controlling their smart home devices with a simple ask of “turn on the lights,” setting timers when their hands are busy in the kitchen, listening to the news in the morning as they get ready for work, or even ordering a pizza.

You don’t need to have a background in natural language understanding (NLU) or speech recognition to build great voice experiences for Alexa. Through a series of free, self-service, public APIs like the Alexa Skills Kit (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit) and Alexa Voice Service (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-voice-service), developers can build new skills for Alexa and integrate Alexa into their products and services.


Bob Stolzberg and Mark Tucker - Amazon Alexa Champions

• What to bring
Bring a laptop if you want to c0d3..

• Important to know
Make sure you have registered for BOTH an Amazon Developer Account at http://developer.amazon.com and Regular Amazon AWS Account at http://console.amazon.com (No Cost, but requires a credit card)

• Ages
This opportunity is open to junior high school students and above. This will be a family-friendly event.