This is an AlexaBridge event. The focus will be on developing Alexa Skills to be utilized by Amazon Echoes.
AlexaBridge is a free Amazon Alexa programming workshop for women. Alexa is the voice service that powers Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice.
Please join us if you identify as a woman (cis, trans, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming). Being a mom is not a requirement :)
Each participant needs to bring her own computer with a fairly recent Mac, Linux or Windows installation. If you have questions about your hardware, please email us before the event.
If you have already worked with Alexa, please ask us about being a TA or teacher!
We're looking for volunteers (any gender) to teach and TA who have Amazon Web Services, command line and Git experience.
It's important that if you sign up, you must attend. If you are unable to attend and you have RSVP'd, please be sure to update your RSVP so another student can take your place.
Academy Pittsburgh is taking care of hosting, food and drinks. A big thank you to them!
Thank you to Truefit for hosting us!
Although there is not a provided lot, there is ample parking around Downtown Pittsburgh on a Saturday. Here's a link to parking in Downtown: http://parkpgh.org. Plenty of busing and trolley options too: http://www.portauthority.org/paac/SchedulesMaps/TripPlanner.aspx
Food and drinks will be provided (breakfast & lunch on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2). Please indicate dietary needs when signing up.
Childcare requests must be submitted by September 12th. After that, we cannot guarantee childcare availability, so please request early!