Alexa Skills Kit with Web API on Azure
Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap and Echo Dot have brought voice interfaces to life for the home. We will discuss ways to integrate your existing software or database into an Alexa Skill, allowing for voice-activated, meaningful interaction with a user. Using this SAAS approach, a Web API hosted on Azure can make this process easy for rapid prototyping. We will build and deploy a skill that you can use immediately with your Alexa enabled device, and discuss the challenges of the publishing journey to get in Alexa's Skill Store (https://www.alexaskillstore.com/).
Heather Downing @quorralyne (https://twitter.com/quorralyne)
Heather is a passionate coder and entrepreneur. She has experience working with Fortune 500 companies building enterprise-level mobile, iOT and .Net applications. She spends her spare time at tech conferences supporting the growth of new developers of all genders, ages and backgrounds. When not coding, Heather spends her time as a competitive equestrian and learning the art of mounted archery.
Coder. Entrepreneur. Passionate for the impossible
10 minutes on the Bot Framework
We’ll take a quick look at how to get started with the Microsoft Bot Framework!
John Alexander @johnalexander (https://twitter.com/johnalexander)
Paige Technologies (http://paigetech.com) - @PaigeKC (https://twitter.com/PaigeKC)
Andrew Alldredge - @AlldredgeAndrew (https://twitter.com/AlldredgeAndrew)