While developers all over the world are building engaging skills, and many even their own voice businesses, now is the time for brands and developers to invest in voice as a strategic opportunity. The Alexa team is constantly inventing new ways for you to take your skills to the next level. This includes creating tools you can use to build, defining the techniques to make skills more delightful, and sharing these concepts with the skill-building community. We’re excited to showcase these inventions to developers around the world during Alexa Live, Alexa’s first online-only conference for voice developers. This free online conference will take place May 2, 2019, from 9am-1pm PT.
Whether you’re new to Alexa or an experienced developer, you can learn something new at Alexa Live. There’s content for novice developers looking to get started with voice. There’s also content for professional developers looking to enhance their Alexa skills and scale the impact of voice through monetization. Register now to reserve your spot.
4 Tracks and 18 Sessions to Help You Build and Enrich Your Skills
Attendees will hear from the Alexa voice design education team, solution architects, and members of the developer community. The conference will dive deep into four tracks covering core skill-building areas, including:
- Design: Learn how to create focused, natural, and engaging Alexa skills. Sessions will cover building for voice vs. the screen, voice games, personalization, and writing engaging dialogs.
- Tools: Explore the best tools to help you build, deploy, edit, and test Alexa skills. Sessions will cover how to get the most out of the Alexa Developer Console, testing best practices, and more.
- Monetization: Discover how to make money with your Alexa skills and establish a voice business. Sessions will cover technical implementation for in-skill purchasing and offer code deep dives to walk you through how you monetize your skill.
- Multimodal: Learn how to design visually rich voice-first experiences for Alexa-enabled devices with screens. Sessions will show you how to use the Alexa Presentation Language and showcase real-world examples of engaging multimodal skills.
More than 20 speakers will deliver 18 unique sessions across these four tracks, providing technical depth, industry insights, and code deep dives. During the conference, you’ll get to chat with Alexa skill-building experts and get your business and technical questions answered. View the full agenda and register here.
Meet Some of the Featured Speakers for Alexa Live
Alexa Live brings together industry experts to deliver the latest insights on skill building, voice design, and the voice economy. Attendees will hear from 23 speakers, including:
Dave Isbitski, Chief Evangelist at Amazon Alexa
In his opening keynote session, Dave will share an overview of the voice-first movement, conversational AI trends, and the latest Alexa developer tools to help you give your vision a voice.
Bret Kinsella, Editor at Voicebot.ai
We’re excited to welcome Bret for a discussion on the trends shaping the future of voice, including a closer look at the growing voice economy and where it's heading.
Tim McElreath, Director of Technology, Mobile, and Emerging Platforms at Discovery, Inc.
Using the Alexa Presentation Language (APL), developers can enhance voice-first experiences with imagery, typography, and text to provide visual cues to customers and help them navigate through a skill experience on devices with screens. Tim will share how his team used APL to build voice-first, visual experiences for leading brands like Food Network and Discovery Channel.
Dylan Zwick, Chief Product Officer at Pulse Labs
The suite of developer tools in the Alexa Skills Kit is constantly growing. Get a deep dive from Dylan on how to best leverage these tools to code, deploy, test, debug, and collaborate on skills more productively.
Register Now for Alexa Live
There’s something for everyone at Alexa Live—from UX designers and content creators to advanced programmers and voice design experts. Register to join us on May 2. When you register, you’ll also get access to whitepapers, session recordings, code samples, and case studies to educate and inspire. Register now.
Source: Alexa Developer Blog