Webinars and Events

Industrial-Grade Alexa Development

Wednesday, September 26th, 11 AM PST

Wednesday, September 26th, 11 AM PST

The session will review best practices for building Alexa skills.

The goal is for developers to come away knowing how to build skills faster and with higher quality, using a state of the art tool chain.

Memo Döring (Alexa Developer Evangelist, Amazon) and John Kelvie (CEO and Co-founder, Bespoken) will review:

  • Creating a skill from scratch with the ASK CLI based on templates

  • Editing and enhancing the skill with VS Code

  • Unit-testing the skill with the Bespoken CLI

  • Manually testing locally with real devices and the Bespoken Proxy

  • Deploying the skill with the ASK CLI

  • Debugging locally with VS Code and unit-tests

Developers will learn how to:

  • Automate everyday aspects of skill development

  • Develop and debug locally on their laptop with minimal deploys

  • Automatically push changes to the cloud with ease once the skill is ready for testing

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Alexa Skill Testing In-Depth

Thursday, September 27th, 1 PM PST

Thursday, September 27th, 1 PM PST

The session will review best practices for testing Alexa skills.

The goal is for developers and QA people to come away knowing how to efficiently test Alexa skills, during development as well as the QA phase of projects. By leveraging automation, skill builders can ensure their code and interaction models are working perfectly. No more NullPointerExceptions or bad utterances!

Memo Döring (Alexa Developer Evangelist, Amazon) and John Kelvie (CEO and Co-founder, Bespoken) will review the new CollegeFinder sample skill, which features:

  • Automated Unit Testing

  • Automated End-to-end Testing

  • Continuous Integration via Travis CI

  • Code Coverage via CodeCov.io

Developers will learn:

  • The proper roles of the different types of testing

  • To create automated unit tests that ensure code quality

  • To create end-to-end tests that ensure overall system quality as well as rigorously test the interaction model behavior

  • The benefits of code coverage for finding problem spots in code, and measuring quality over time

  • How to make sure what is fixed, stays fixed, using continuous integration

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Office Hours

Wednesday, September 26

Wednesday, October 3

Get guidance from the Bespoken team, answers to your questions, and network with the voice-first community during these open Q&A sessions with voice app automation experts.

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Webinar: Why Testing is Essential for Voice (And How to Do It)

Wednesday, September 19

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In this webinar, find out why voice is a truly test-centric platform and why having a comprehensive testing strategy is as important as the actual development. Both developers and non-developers will learn why testing matters specifically for voice and artificial intelligence and how to empower quality assurance teams. Find out the benefits (and ease) of test automation and how to implement a testing regimen for yourself.

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Webinar featuring Bespoken: The Essential for Building Five-Star Alexa Voice Experiences

Wednesday, August 15

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Today, most organizations are still struggling to find their voice; more than 900 skills have a one-star rating and only 6% of users return to a voice app the second week after download. In this webinar, find out how to make voice a valuable part of your customer journey.

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