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Melbourne Amazon Alexa Meetup @ AWS Melbourne Office

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Hi Melbourne Amazon Alexa community,

We're looking forward to our inaugural Meetup on Thursday 21st February 2019 at Amazon Web Services Melbourne Office. Come along and join fellow voice enthusiasts, advocates and developers (Alexa and others) to hear and talk about voice. Also, share food and drinks and be in the running for a great door prize (see below).

Most of all, we have two fantastic presenters.

Simon Stefanoff, Director at Deloitte Digital (Voice and Conversational UI) Simon has spent years building voice experiences and advocating for the impact voice interfaces would have. He will give an overview of the current state of voice, talk about the trends being seen, showcase some innovative examples in market today, and offer his insights into how to be successful in a voice first world.

Azi Farjad, Developer Evangelist of Amazon Alexa
Azi will share her passion and knowledge on building fun and engaging voice experiences on the Alexa platform and how best to leverage concepts such as dialog management and entity resolution (Alexa NLU), session persistence (Amazon Dynamo DB), production value (SSML, AWS S3), as well as state handling and more.


6:00pm Pizza & Drinks
6:20pm Welcome
6:30pm Simon Stefanoff (Current state, trends, use cases and insight)
7:10pm Break
7:20pm Azi Farjad (Voice user interface design)
8:00pm Meetup concludes

Feel free to share event details, pictures and learnings and tag #MelbourneAmazonAlexa

Door Prize
We're also giving away an Amazon Echo in a draw to attendees with an active Alexa developer account. If you don’t have a developer account, go to and sign-up to create an account. To receive an entry into the draw, go to to access your vendor ID. You'll need to show this vendor ID on your phone to an Amazon staff at the meetup to get a raffle ticket. You must be present in order to receive a chance to win the Echo Plus.

*Please make sure that your current Meetup name includes your first and last name/initial, as Amazon requires a list of attendees in advance.