Alexa Month-long Hackathon (Virtual Kickoff)

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Show off your Alexa skills in this month-long hackathon.

The event will kickoff with a virtual webinar in which we will explain the rules and provide information on the hackathon. Register your team using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/1sIk-c2etnUmeDDqdabFwdpn2FWk1km2--_idLM7k-Gs/edit .

The Webinar will take place through Zoom.us and can be easily downloaded through this link: https://zoom.us/download . The Zoom Meeting link is https://zoom.us/j/4018375635 (https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fj%2F4018375635&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNGaftXP3hBVOGyLhZv_zDXYfx15jA) and can be accessed at 6:00 PM, July 6th.

Proposed Agenda:

1. Rules of hackathon - 15 minutes

2. Presentation and Q&A by creator of SubWar and 3rd finalist in Hackster.io's Alexa Skills Contest- 30 minutes

3. Walk-thru of creating a skill and using different templates - 60 minutes

Proposed Logistics:

• You will register your team name (individual or group) and then will have a month to individually work on your Alexa skills. Members from Mobiquity (https://www.mobiquityinc.com/), Alexa, and AWS will be available for assistance through Slack.

• The event will wrap up with a meet up at the AWS office in Cambridge in August where your team will present the skills you created to judges. The judges will vote on the best skills and award prizes, including an Amazon Echo to the top finalist. The event will also feature free food and drinks, and networking.

People of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate.