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Tuesday, August 22 • 13:30 - 15:00
Tutorial: How to Build Voice-Enabled Games with Alexa

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Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo. Alexa offers a full-featured set of APIs and SDKs, like the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), that you can use to teach Alexa new skills, of any type, including games. This hands-on workshop will provide a walkthrough of the latest Alexa Skills Kit specifically applied to gaming and interactive storytelling. A great voice experience stems from great voice design. In the first part of this workshop you will learn voice design best practices as well as get hands-on experience through short group activities. You will then apply those concepts and learn how to build games for Alexa enabled devices running on serverless AWS services Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda.

Preperation requirements:

1. Sign up for an Amazon developer account.
2. Sign up for an AWS account. In the AWS account, select EU (Ireland) as your location. Credit card details are needed, no fee applied.
3. Read our documentation on creating an AWS Lambda function for a custom skill. 
4. Read our tutorial on building a fact skill. 
5. Come prepared with the following tools: Node.js and a text editor.

Audience: devs, designers

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Andrea Muttoni

Technical Evangelist, Amazon Alexa
Andrea is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Alexa. In this role, he is travelling the world to share stories, learnings and best practices for building voice-enabled experiences, aka Skills, with Alexa. Before that he worked on both sides of software development as a full stack developer... Read More →

Tuesday August 22, 2017 13:30 - 15:00 CEST
devcom developer lounge - Room 2 (gamescom Hall 4.1.) Hall 4.1., Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne