Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:00:00 PM , ,

• What we'll do
Don't miss the first Kansas City Alexa Meetup! It will be special.

The Kansas City Alexa Meetup is the best opportunity to gather users & developers who are passionate about Amazon Alexa. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, join the KC Alexa community to learn more, share and build your skills.

Join us at this first KCMO Alexa Meetup on Wednesday, April 25 to hear Amazon Alexa evangelist and Alexa Developer Bob Stolzberg share the vision for Alexa and talk about how you too can create voice-enabled services for your users with Alexa. We will have special gifts, amazing speakers who will provide an overview of the conversational user interface industry, Skills Marketplace and several interesting Alexa use cases. We will have several Amazon Echo/Dot's available to use and we'll be raffling a few cool prizes, too.

Agenda:

• 5:00 - 5:30: Doors open, free finger food, drinks & networking
• 5:30 - 6:00: Introductions and shout outs
• 6:00 - 6:30: "Alexa Voice Industry Overview" presentation by Bob Stolzberg
• 6:30 - 7:30: "Creating Alexa Skills" presentation by Amazon Alexa Evangelist
• 7:30 - 8:00: Raffles, food, drinks & networking

Alexa Abstract:

Amazon Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice-control their world, whether it's listening to music hands free, controlling their smart home devices with a simple ask of "turn on the lights," setting timers when their hands are busy in the kitchen, listening to the news in the morning as they get ready for work, or even ordering a pizza.

You don't need to have a background in natural language understanding (NLU) or speech recognition to build great voice experiences for Alexa. Through a series of free, self-service, public APIs like the Alexa Skills Kit (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit) and Alexa Voice Service (https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-voice-service), developers can build new skills for Alexa and integrate Alexa into their products and services.

Speakers:

SPECIAL GUEST FROM AMAZON!!!

Bob Stolzberg (@bobstolzberg (https://twitter.com/BobStolzberg))

Bob Stolzberg (http://www.linkedin.com/in/bstolzberg) is the Founder & CEO of VoiceXP, a leading Alexa development software company. Bob has also served as a subject matter expert in the areas of Cloud technology and DRBC for the past several years and has more than 17 years of engineering experience in the IT industry. He is an entrepreneur, avid Alexa developer and water lily farmer.

• What to bring
Bring a laptop if you want to c0d3..

• Important to know
Make sure you have registered for an Amazon Developer Account at http://developer.amazon.com and Regular Amazon AWS Account at http://console.amazon.com (No Cost, but requires a credit card)

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