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GeeCON & Amazon Hands-on - Creating Voice Experiences Using Alexa Skills Kit

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Be ready for customers whenever they ask for you... no hands required. In this session, Amazon’s Staszek Paśko will introduce you to creating voice experiences for Amazon Alexa.

Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo. Today you can use Alexa to listen to music, play games, learn about traffic and weather, control your household devices and more. Alexa offers a full-featured set of APIs and SDKs that you can use to teach her new skills and add her into devices and applications of your own.

You will learn about:

• The Alexa platform fundamentals

• The basics of building voice experiences

• The Alexa Skills Kit, which enables you to add new capabilities to Alexa

• How to develop a new Alexa skill easily using AWS Lambda

Please bring your laptop, however it is not mandatory as it will be enough to have one for a group, we will use it in 2nd part of the meeting after a lecture.

About Staszek Paśko:

Staszek is a Principal Software Development Engineer in the Gdańsk Amazon Development Center. He is responsible for projects in the Alexa Platform, including Text-To-Speech, Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding. Staszek has a full-stack experience: from embedded platform software to web applications; and he specializes in large-scale distributed systems architecture. Before joining Amazon in 2015, he was at Google for 8 years, and was working on its Cloud Platform, Blogger, GoogleTV and AdWords. Aside from computers, Staszek likes games (tabletop, role-playing, computer), comic books, regular books and skiing.

Great thanks to Amazon (!

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Scandale Royal
Plac Szczepański 2 · Kraków
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