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Alexa Open Data Skills Challenge

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Note that this event is not organized by Open Seattle, so make sure to RSVP here: https://alexaopendata.splashthat.com

Hosted by Amazon in collaboration with the US Department, this free two-day event will focus on teaching developers to learn how to create an Alexa Skill. Come learn how to use open data from the Department of Commerce and other public sources to create integrations for the Amazon Echo. Software developers will be able to learn how to use open data to build an Alexa Skill. UX practitioners will gain experience developing a compelling user experience through voice recognition.

By participating in the “Alexa Skills Open Data Challenge”, the Department of Commerce will provide its vast offering of open data to participants. In addition, technical assistance at the event will be provided by US Department of Commerce’s digital services shop, known as the Commerce Data Service, along with supporting bureaus like the US Census Bureau.

Example scenarios than can be created with Commerce data include:

- Agriculture: Understand weather forecasts to better plan harvest (source: National Weather Service / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- Recreation: Understand tide and marine conditions to plan surfing and fishing outings (source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- Innovation: Determine which cities are generated the most patents (source: US Patent and Trademark Office)
- Demographic and Economic information: Ask questions related to US population, median income, and more (source: US Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Time:
- Friday, Oct 7 5-9pm
- Saturday, Oct 8 9am-5pm

Location:
Amazon headquarters[masked]th Ave Seattle, WA 98101
Come up to the Amazon Web Services reception on the 10th floor and we'll guide you from there.

Note that this event is not organized by Open Seattle, so make sure to RSVP here: https://alexaopendata.splashthat.com