NCDevCon 2017 Session-Dev'ing with Alexa: Learning the basics of building a skill in Alexa

Dev'ing with Alexa: Learning the basics of building a skill in Alexa

In this talk, we will outline the core concepts and workflow of the Alexa Skill Kit (ASK) and how to take a skill from concept to reality using your existing skills as a web developer. (We will be using Node.js & C# for illustration but, knowledge should carry over to other languages\platforms) From this session you will learn: 1. The workflow of a basic Alexa skill 2. Incorporating an existing API with Alexa (Twilio) to make a phone call & text message with Alexa 3. Skill publishing considerations, limitations and taking your newfound Alexa powers to the next level

About Terrance Smith

Terrance Smith

Terrance is the founder of Hacker Ferret Software LLC, a consultancy focused on empowering small businesses and startups through technology. Terrance enlisted as a service member in the US Army in 2004 as a Network & Systems Admin in support of Air Defense Artillery units. After leaving the army, He taught himself how to develop web applications and got his first job as a dev in 2008 and has been programming ever since. He is currently working on a product that uses Alexa to help seniors and their caretakers. He is also a member of the Entreprogrammers "Seal Team" Terrance's Site:

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