Co-hosted by betaworks and Amazon, our first meetup will walk you through building your first Alexa skill. It will require editing some code but there's no previous coding experience required, and we will be providing individualized attention to make sure everyone gets up and running.
To build your first skill all you'll need is a laptop with a modern browser installed (i.e. not Internet Explorer). If you'd like to bring your own Amazon Echo that's fine, but we'll have one available for general use as well.
Pizza and beer will be provided!
6:30-7:00 - Networking + Free food and drinks
7:00-7:15 - Overview of Alexa system by Amit Jotwani, Senior Evangelist for Alexa at Amazon.
7:15-8:15 - Build your first Alexa skill by Brian Donohue, CEO at Instapaper.
8:15-8:30 - Show the skill you built and closing.