Voice UX Workshop: Learn How to Design an Alexa Skill

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Can't join us tonight? The livestream link for tonight's meetup is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QbfVzU0Rvg


We're thrilled to have Navya Yelloji and Vinita Atre from the Witlingo team to lead the first ever NOVAUX workshop just for VOICE UX. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn how to design an Alexa Skill.

6:00 - 7:00: Pizza and socializing
7:00 - 7:15: VUI 101 - The Elements of a Great VUI
7:15 - 8:00: Workshop Exercise:
• Teams of 4-5 and assign each a use case to design an Alexa Skill
• Teams will design the key/main paths of the use cases
8:00 - 8:15: Team readouts
8:15 - 8:30: Discussion
8:30 - 8:45: More Socializing


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1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA

Navya Yelloji, Product Manager at Witlingo

Navya is a Product Manager at Witlingo who has overseen the deployment of several of the enterprise skills deployed by Witlingo, including the Motley Fool, Meetup, Fish & Richardson, and Cooley LLP. Previously, Navya was Founding member of 301 Ventures and Fund Associate at New Markets Venture Partners. Navya holds a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's in Electronics and Communications from Birla Institute of Technology in Dubai. https://www.linkedin.com/in/navyanayakiyelloji/

Vinita Atre, Voice User Interface Designer at Witlingo

Vinita is a Voice User Interface (VUI) designer at Witlingo who designs Far Field voice experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. Vinita also works with the Product and Engineering teams to help them design and build Machine Learning software to detect and diagnose the VUI health of conversational interactions. Previously, Vinita was a visual web designer at the National Science Foundation and a Software Engineer at Infibeam. Vinita is currently a Master's candidate in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Mumbai. https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinitaatre/

Dr. Ahmed Bouzid, CEO at Witlingo

Dr. Ahmed Bouzid is Founder and CEO for Witlingo, a B2B SaaS McLean, VA startup that builds products and solutions for Voice First devices and platforms, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana. Prior to Witlingo, Dr. Bouzid was Head of Alexa's Smart Home Product at Amazon and VP of Product and Innovation at Angel.com (http://angel.com/).

Dr. Bouzid is also co-founder and Director of the Ubiquitous Voice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of evangelizing the emerging voice interface, and author of two books on Voice User Interface design.

Learn more about Witlingo (http://www.witlingo.com)


AddThis (http://addthis.com/) will be providing the venue and beverages.

Fish and Richardson (https://www.fr.com) will be providing tasty pizzas.