Lambda + Alexa AWS Teams

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SURF Incubator Cafe

999 3rd Ave, Suite 700 · Seattle, WA

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Please arrive before doors lock at 6 PM. 7th floor. Enter, turn left, walk towards Windows.

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Come join us for an evening with the AWS Lambda and Alexa teams. Speakers and topics:

Lambda ~

Vyom Nagrani is a Sr. Product Manager for AWS Lambda, a compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources for you. Lambda helps developers think about applications in a new way, by creating simple event handlers that respond to updates from Amazon S3, DynamoDB, Kinesis, SNS, and other services, as well as directly from web and mobile apps. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and has previous experience across Product Management, Product Marketing, and Product Engineering.

Session Abstract: Getting Started with Serverless Architectures

Serverless architectures allow you to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure. With serverless architectures, your application still runs on servers, but all the server management is done by AWS.

In this talk, you will learn how to build applications and services using a serverless architecture. We will discuss how you can use AWS Lambda to run code for any type of application or backend service; Amazon DynamoDB to store application data with high scalability and redundancy; and Amazon API Gateway to create and manage secure API endpoints. We will run through a demo setting up a web application using this architecture, and we will discuss best practices and patterns used by our customers to run serverless applications.

Alexa ~

Noelle LaCharite is a Solutions Architect for Alexa Voice Service. She engages with Alexa partners’ developers, architects, hardware engineers and project managers to facilitate the integration of Alexa into their products and services. She has broad experience in the design, development, deployment, and support of enterprise service-oriented applications. Noelle also has a deep understanding of JEE and their supporting technologies, and experience applying these technologies to solve real-world problems. She has spoken at RedHat Summit, JavaOne, Chef Conference as well as presented for Girls Who Code. She develops demonstrations, white papers and tutorials and has been a presenter at many technical conferences and seminars.

Session Abstract:

Be ready for customers whenever they ask for you... no hands required. This session will provide an introduction to creating voice experiences for Amazon Alexa.

You will learn about:

• Alexa, the speech technology and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo

• 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 (

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