• Build Advanced Alexa Skills - Workshop

    91springboard 7th Block, Koramangala

    Build Incredible Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa Join us to learn how to build compelling voice experiences for Alexa with advanced features. This free, one-day, hands-on learning experience will be held 16 March 2019 at 91Springboard, Koramangala (next to Forum Mall), Bengaluru. Agenda: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Registration, Check-in 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Alexa Everywhere: An overview - The future of voice-based experiences - Overview of Echo, Alexa, and the tools used to build Alexa skills. 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Alexa CLI - Introduction to the CLI - Build an Alexa skill using the CLI 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Dialog Management - Introduction to slots - Slot Elicitation - Handling synonyms - Slot and Intent Confirmations 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Designing for Voice - Voice Design and scripting - Context and Personalization - Situational Design - Persistence 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Tea Break 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Voice Design Jam - Brainstorm your skill - Demos 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM New Features and APIs - Introduction to Alexa’s newest features - Wrap up RSVP: https://askworkshopbengaluru.splashthat.com/ NOTE: This a workshop for people who have some familiarity with Alexa and building Alexa skills. If you don't have prior knowledge about Alexa and would like to attend, build a simple skill to learn the basics before the workshop.

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  • Build Alexa Skills - Intermediate

    WeWork Embassy GolfLinks

    ***** Updated Agenda ***** We are making change to earlier planned agenda. In this meetup, we want to demonstrate how easy to build Alexa Skill without single line of code. #Alexa4All In this meetup, we will build Alexa Skill without single line of code. Yes, you heard it right. We will use platform (like VoiceFlow), which will help to develop Alexa skill without any lines of code (drag & drop feature). VoiceFlow is one of the famous no-code / low-code development platform to build Alexa skill. If time permits we will have hands-on workshop where you can build Alex skill by leveraging the VoiceFlow platform. High level agenda is: 1) What are Alexa Skills, and the type of Alexa Skills you can build 2) Building Alexa Skills with Voice Flow & Publishing them(No coding required). Will walk thru step by step process of building Alexa skill. 3) Best Practices for building skills 4) Hands-on workshop (if time permits) where you can also build skills. If you also want to participate in hands-on workshop, come prepared with the following items. Kindly note this are mandatory and we won't spend time in creating account. Kindly note, we may not have guest Wi-Fi in WeWork office. Please use your mobile hotspot for internet connectivity. 1) AWS Developer Account (https://aws.amazon.com/free/) 2) Amazon Developer Account (https://developer.amazon.com) 3) VoiceFlow Account (https://getvoiceflow.com) Speaker Bio: Karthik Ragubathy (Technical Lead at Dabble Lab). Dabble Lab is one of the most recognized company in voice skill development. Karthik and his team from Dabble lab are developing skills from 2016 onwards. They have developed 100s of skills for enterprise customer and consumers and created many videos in YouTube (from 2016 onwards) for Alexa skill development. They are headquartered in USA and he is leading the Nagpur development centre. **************************************************************** ***** Old Agenda (currently we are not sticking to this) ***** Delighted to announce another edition of Alexa Meetup. Note, this is Free event to help community members to learn about Alexa programming and no fees will be charged for this event. In past two meetups, we have covered the basic of Alexa. Earlier we have built skill from scratch (in 1 hour) by explaining all the concepts behind it. Video of skill built in past meetup : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGwRrXEfCoc This meetup we will focus on Intermediate topic. Few Topics which will be covered are : 1) Slots and slots validation 2) To connect with third party backend system thru API call and Alexa readout the message. 3) Multi- turn conversation. For the newbie we may give brief overview based on the audience. Pre-requisite : Software Development / Basic knowledge of Alexa Skill Development. Duration : 3 Hours Time: Sat - Jan 5, 2019 (10 AM to 1 PM) Venue : WeWork EGL Agenda : + Networking & Welcome + Overview. + Walk-through Slots and slots validation + Multi-turn conversation + Break + Connect with backend system thru API. + Insert record into backend database and read from it. + Discussions - Q&A We will build skill from scratch by using NodeJS. Speaker: + Ilanchezhian Ganesamurthy (Ilan) , EVRY ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/ilanchezhian ) As Cloud Solution Architect, ‘Digital Innovation’ team at EVRY, he helps enterprise customers reinvent their workflows with voice applications. He is based out of Bangalore and actively participates in technology learning/sharing sessions. + Suneet Patil, EVRY ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/suneet-patil/ ) As Senior Developer in Digital Innovation team at EVRY, helps in creating Alexa Skill. Feel free to connect with us, if you need more info.

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  • Build Alexa Skills - Beginners

    WeWork Embassy GolfLinks

    Delighted to announce another edition of Alexa Meetup. Note, this is Free event to help community members to learn about Alexa programming and no fees will be charged for this event. In last meetup we have built skill from scratch (in 1 hour) by explaining all the concepts behind it. We have built this skill on NodeJs. Video of skill built in last meet up : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGwRrXEfCoc In this Meetup, in similar lines we will built from scratch by providing walkthru of all basic concepts. As mentioned earlier, Our objective is to help more people to acquire knowledge in Alexa skill development. In this regard, in next few meetups we will focus on helping people to built skill on Alexa. Pre-requisite : Software Development Duration : 3 Hours Time: Sat - Nov 17, 2018 (10 AM to 1 PM) Venue : WeWork EGL Agenda : + Networking & Welcome + Different types of skills + Walk-through of a few popular Alexa + Break + Walk thru of ASK dashboard + To create skill from template + Introduction to Utterance, Intent, Slot + Different Alexa Testing tools + Discussions - Q&A Please note, if possible we will do hands on. What you can Expect: + You will get a peek into the tools/framework for development & publishing of an Alexa-Skill + You will be introduced to a few of best practices of building Alexa Skills Speaker: + Ilanchezhian Ganesamurthy (Ilan) , EVRY ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/ilanchezhian ) As Cloud Solution Architect, ‘Digital Innovation’ team at EVRY, he helps enterprise customers reinvent their workflows with voice applications. He is based out of Bangalore and actively participates in technology learning/sharing sessions. + Suneet Patil, EVRY ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/suneet-patil/ ) As Senior Developer in Digital Innovation team at EVRY, helps in creating Alexa Skill.

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  • Build Alexa Skills - Beginners

    WeWork Embassy GolfLinks

    Delighted to announce another edition of Alexa Meetup. We want to help more people in Alexa skill development. In this regard, in next few meetups we will focus on helping people to build skill on Alexa. Pre-requisite : Ownership / Familiarity with Alexa Non-Developers can join too Duration : 3 Hours Time: Sat - OCT 13, 2018 (10 AM to 1 PM) Venue : WeWork, Embassy Golf Links (EGL) Business Park Agenda : + Networking & Welcome + Different types of skills + Walk-through of a few popular Alexa + Break + Walk thru of ASK dashboard + To create skill from template + Development lifecycle for the skill + Different Alexa Testing tools + Discussions - Q&A Please note, if possible we will do hands on. What you can Expect: + You will get a peek into the tools/framework for development & publishing of an Alexa-Skill + You will be introduced to a few of best practices of building Alexa Skills Speaker: + Ilanchezhian Ganesamurthy (Ilan) , EVRY ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/ilanchezhian ) As Cloud Solution Architect, ‘Digital Innovation’ team at EVRY, he helps enterprise customers reinvent their workflows with voice applications. He is based out of Bangalore and actively participates in technology learning/sharing sessions. + Suneet Patil, EVRY ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/suneet-patil/ ) As Senior Developer in Digital Innovation team at EVRY, helps in creating Alexa Skill. Please Note: WeWork requires that guests check in with a photo ID.

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  • Designing Multimodal Skills for Alexa

    Amazon Web Services,

    **FILL THIS FORM TO RSVP** https://goo.gl/forms/8GXuAiVXIWcgT86C2 Echo Spot combines the power of voice with a visual display in a compact design to deliver magical voice experiences for customers. A custom skill for Echo Spot can include an interactive touch display in its response, in addition to standard voice interactions. For skill developers, voice-enabled devices with a screen create unique opportunities to reimagine voice innovations. At this meetup we will discuss and demo how you can build multimodal experiences for your Alexa skill. As always if you'd like to demo your skill or show-off your cool Alexa hack, ping us!

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  • Building Skills for Alexa

    Amazon Web Services,

    • What we'll do Welcome to the first Bangalore Alexa Meetup! This meetup group is built around creating a community around people who are interested in developing skills for Alexa. We will start off by demoing some cool new features of Alexa. We'd also love to hear about your experiences. So if you have something to share or want to demo a cool skill that you built, do reach out to Ankit or myself.

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