• 6:30 pm -7:30pm: Hands On: Create, test, and deploy Your First Alexa Skill @MikeCodeAwe
• 7:30 pm: Raffle
• 7.45 pm : Networking event at Aunt Chilada's (http://www.arizonagrandresort.com/aunt-chiladas-restaurant.php), Food/Beer sponsored by our very own PhxMobi.
Topic: Hands On: Create, test, and deploy Your First Alexa Skill @MikeCodeAwe
Learn to create, test, and deploy your first Amazon Alexa Skill.
Amazon has opened up development of voice-based services for its Alexa devices, called Alexa Skills to the general public.
Together, we'll walk through creating a Skill and learn the concepts of Amazon's Alexa: utterances, intents, slots, voice UI, and more!
If you want to follow along during the session, you'll need:
• Amazon developer account
• AWS Account
• Node.js 4.3.2
• zip or 7zip
• git (to clone https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-hello-world )
Mike Christianson is a Senior Software Engineer and leads a reading group for software engineers, at Gangplank (http://www.meetup.com/Phoenix-Software-Engineering-Reading-Group/), in the Phoenix East Valley. The group reads, presents, and discusses books related to professional software development: alternative languages, fundamentals of computer science, design patterns, as well as the ideas of software craftsmanship.
Outside of work, he tries to be somewhat funny on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MikeCodeAwesome?utm_source=dcc&utm_campaign=2016.1&utm_medium=profile), plays video games, and enthusiastically shares his backyard weather station (http://www.mikesweather.net/?utm_source=dcc&utm_campaign=2016.1&utm_medium=profile).