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Learn to Code Seattle: Amazon Alexa Workshop at Galvanize

August 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Alexa is the speech and personal assistant technology behind Amazon Echo. You can useAlexa to listen to music, play games, check traffic and weather, control your household devices such as Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo, and lots more. Alexa offers a full-featured set of APIs and SDKs that you can use to teach her new skills and add her into devices and applications of your own.

In this workshop, intended for software and hardware developers interested in voice control, home automation, and personal assistant technology. We will walk through the development of a new Alexa skill and incorporate it into a consumer-facing device.

Pizza and sodas will be provided courtesy of Amazon Alexa.


Be sure to bring your laptop!

1.Get a developer account:

developer.amazon.com (free)

2. Get an aws account:

aws.amazon.com (free – but CC required for signup)

3. Download sample templates to your desktop


About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US


Galvanize Seattle