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October 11, 2017 in Blog

Build an Alexa Skill with Bespoken in Boulder, Austin, and Lima

TL;DR Bespoken will be featured at three upcoming meetups in October. Get an introduction to voice and build an Alexa skill with Bespoken CEO, John Kelvie. RSVP
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As voice developers and software engineers, we live and breathe voice-first technology every day. And with the recent onslaught of voice powered hardware and software announcements from Amazon and Google, the industry will be hard to ignore even with non-developers.

We know most of you interact with us via the BST command line interface, the Bespoken Dashboard, or maybe in the Alexa Slack group or @bespokenio on Twitter. While we are grateful for our numerous digital interactions, we remain dedicated to the unique needs of voice developers. That’s why we’re spending the last two weeks of October presenting at three meetups.

If you’re in these cities, save your spot now.

Boulder JavaScript MeetupRSVP
Boulder, CO
Wednesday, October 18 | 6 p.m. | Galvanize

Bleeding Edge Web MeetupRSVP
Austin, TX
Wednesday, October 25 | 7 p.m. | Capital Factory

Voice and Bots Lima MeetupRSVP
Lima, Peru
Friday, October 27 | 6:30 p.m. | UTEC Ventures

Founder and CEO, John Kelvie, will be sharing his voice development knowledge with those interested in building Alexa skills and Google Assistant apps in Boulder, Austin, and Lima. This is your chance to get familiar with the voice platform, get dev tips, and meet software developers in your area. Some of you may even successfully build your first Alexa skill.

Similar to previous meetups John has been featured at in San Francisco and Tampa, his presentation will cover:

  • What makes voice app development different than traditional web and mobile apps
  • Design for voice-first experiences
  • Overview of new features and devices (Echo Show, Video API)
  • Skill development best practices and resources

It’s a great time to get involved with voice. Over the past year we’ve been lucky to have collaborated with leaders in voice, like Stuart (@sdcrane), organizer of the Columbus Amazon Alexa meetup group and Steve (@tingiris) at Dabble Lab. And we hope to make it to Seattle and St. Louis soon for joint meetups with @Galactoise and @BobStolzberg – as well as a visit with our friends at RAIN for Voice Nicaragua.

As voice and AI continue to grow, we are fortunate to be part of a supportive and enthusiastic community. We’ve got great company for the exciting road ahead.

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