• Code and Coffee

    United Mortgage (next To Starbucks)

    Come on in and have some coffee while we code on Alexa and Google home devices. Or any other projects you want to work on.

  • Code and Coffee

    Mildred's Coffehouse

    Please bring your laptop, charger, and a willingness to learn.

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  • Alexa Overview and Getting Started With Your Own Skills

    Cerner Corporation - Innovations Campus

    Welcome to AlexaKC! Bob Stolzberg gave a nice overview at our last meetup, and we're excited to continue with this adventure! For this meetup, we'll focus on how Alexa interprets and processes your requests. We'll also have a live "Getting Started" section in which you can code alongside us to get your first skill up. We've planned plenty of time for this so you don't have to feel rushed. Things you'll need if you want to code along: - Laptop - Amazon Developer Account - Amazon Web Services Account We'll do most of our coding in the web. Wi-Fi and power plugs for your laptops will be available.

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  • #2 Echo Show Roadshow + Practice Building a Multi-Modal Alexa Skill + PRIZES

    • 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. Agenda: • 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. Speakers: 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.

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

    • 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. Agenda: • 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. Speakers: 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.

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  • #1 LAUNCH EVENT + Practice Building an Alexa Skill

    WeWork Corrigan Station

    • What we'll do Don't miss the first Kansas City Alexa Meetup! It will be special. 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 first KCMO Alexa Meetup on Wednesday, April 25 to hear Amazon Alexa Evangelist Jeff Blankenburg and Alexa Champion Bob Stolzberg share the vision for Alexa and talk about how you too can create voice-enabled services for your users with Alexa. We will have special gifts, amazing speakers who will provide an overview of the conversational user interface industry, Skills Marketplace, and several interesting Alexa use cases. We will have several Amazon Echo/Dot's available to use and we'll be raffling a few cool prizes, too. Agenda: • 5:00 - 5:30: Doors open, free finger food, drinks & networking • 5:30 - 6:00: Introductions and shout outs • 6:00 - 6:30: "Alexa Voice Industry Overview" presentation by Bob Stolzberg • 6:30 - 7:30: "Creating Alexa Skills" presentation by Amazon Alexa Evangelist • 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. Speakers: Jeff Blankenburg, Amazon Alexa Evangelist (@JeffBlankenburg) Jeff has been an Amazon Alexa Evangelist for 2 years but spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. He also spent 9 years at Microsoft, primarily as an evangelist for any new development technology he could get his hands on. Today, he works on the Amazon Alexa team helping developers make Alexa even smarter. Jeff has also spoken at conferences all over the world, including London, Munich, Seattle, Chicago, Australia, and New York. He also serves as an organizer for the Stir Trek (http://stirtrek.com/) conference. On the academic front, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Ohio’s Bowling Green State University! Bob Stolzberg (@bobstolzberg) Bob Stolzberg (http://www.linkedin.com/in/bstolzberg) is the Founder & CEO of VoiceXP, a leading Alexa SaaS software company focused on the Alexa for Business space. Bob is an official Amazon Alexa Champion who has presented at Re:Invent 2017, the Alexa Conference, TedX St. Louis and several Voice Industry podcasts. Bob has also served as a subject matter expert in the areas of Cloud technology and DRBC for the past several years and has more than 20 years of engineering experience in the IT industry. In his spare time, Bob is a water lily farmer and scientist. • What to bring Bring a laptop if you want to c0d3.. • Important to know Make sure you have registered for 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)

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