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Title Start Time End Time Speakers
Getting Cozy with Alexa Smart Home October 6, 2020 12:05 PM EDT October 6, 2020 12:50 PM EDT Jeff Nunn
Three New Features to Create Richer Alexa Experiences October 6, 2020 1:00 PM EDT October 6, 2020 1:45 PM EDT Andrea Muttoni, Joe Muoio
New Alexa Developer Tools and Frameworks October 6, 2020 1:50 PM EDT October 6, 2020 2:35 PM EDT German Viscuso
Building voice experiences that feel more natural with less code October 7, 2020 1:10 PM EDT October 7, 2020 1:55 PM EDT Justin Jeffress
How to build an Echo Show-like device using Raspberry Pi and Alexa Voice Service October 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT October 6, 2020 11:45 AM EDT Amit Jotwani
Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do October 7, 2020 11:30 AM EDT October 7, 2020 12:15 PM EDT Jeff Blankenburg
Building Engaging Experiences October 7, 2020 12:20 PM EDT October 7, 2020 1:05 PM EDT Karthik Ragubathy
Tools to Drive Skill Traffic: Marketing, Discovery, and Customer Retention October 7, 2020 2:00 PM EDT October 7, 2020 2:45 PM EDT Greg Bulmash

Amazon Alexa Hackathon

Join a free Hackathon kicking off on Monday, October 5th through Thursday, October 15th sponsored by Amazon Alexa. There will be over $6,000 worth of devices available to the winning teams. 

What Can You Build With Alexa?

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Create Alexa Skills

Reach customers through hundreds of millions of Alexa devices across the globe by building Alexa skills. Skills are like apps for Alexa, enabling customers to engage with your content or services naturally with voice. Use the Alexa Skills Kit to start building Alexa skills today.

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Build Alexa Devices

Build voice-forward products by integrating Alexa into your devices or controlling your devices with Alexa. Use the Alexa Voice Service to create devices with Alexa built-in, add Alexa control to your smart devices, or both. And build fun, Bluetooth-connected accessories called Alexa Gadgets.

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Develop Enterprise Solutions

Use Alexa to power your enterprise. With Alexa for Business, you can voice-enable your workplace and applications. With Alexa for Hospitality, you can delight guests by making it easy to access your services by voice.

New! Announcing Alexa Web API for games

Alexa gaming on multiple devices

Meet Our Evangelists

Amit Jotwani
Amit Jotwani
Amit Jotwani
Everything you need to know about getting started with building Alexa Devices |
Tinkerer at heart, driven by a constant urge to build & design awesome things. Building simple solutions to complex problems is what excites me. Currently serving the Alexa developer community on the Alexa Evangelism team at Amazon, where my role involves inspiring and helping developers build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. By day you can find me at my desk cooking up beautiful Python, Ruby, or JavaScript. By night, when I am not catching up on the re-runs of Seinfeld, I sometimes disappoint people with my jokes at the local standup comedy club in New York.
Andrea Muttoni
Andrea Muttoni
Andrea Muttoni
Three New Features to Create Richer Alexa Experiences |
He currently has the coolest job in the world as Alexa Technical Evangelist covering Europe. He spends most of his time tinkering with Alexa voice experiences, teaching and speaking at top tier conferences, and building cool stuff on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To date, Andrea has engaged with hundreds of thousands of developers both through hundreds of speaking engagements and online content (YouTube, Twitch, Webinars).
German Viscuso
German Viscuso
German Viscuso
New Alexa Developer Tools and Frameworks |
German has 14+ years’ experience focused on developer evangelism and developer community building. After graduating as a software engineer, German joined a Silicon Valley-based database startup called db4o to create a developer community from scratch that he grew to 50K members in 1 year. Later he transitioned into managing developer communities around database technologies at Versant Corporation where he grew the developer base by 3x in 2 years. In the last 4 years before joining Amazon, German pivoted to IoT technologies and, as Lead Evangelist, he kick-started the developer community for Kii Corporation, a major SaaS IoT provider in Asia, and scaled from zero to 8K registered developers to the platform in the first 6 months. German has a passion for technology and finding ways to make it approachable and interesting to others which led him to be involved in creating and growing developer communities. His main interests are ASR/NLU technologies and VUI/VUX because he believes these will be the main drivers of innovation in human-computer interaction for decades to come.
Greg Bulmash
Greg Bulmash
Greg Bulmash
Tools to Drive Skill Traffic: Marketing, Discovery, and Customer Retention |
Greg Bulmash is a technical evangelist at Amazon. Greg’s experience ranges from emceeing at a major comedy club to running the homepage of one of the most popular sites in the world to managing a volunteer organization providing free weekly computer programming education to local children. He holds a degree in storytelling and multiple certifications in programming.
Jeff Blankenburg
Jeff Blankenburg
Jeff Blankenburg
Opening Keynote for VOICE Summit 2020 |
Jeff Blankenburg spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. He also spent 8 years at Microsoft, primarily as an evangelist for any new technology he could get his hands on. Today, he works on the Amazon Alexa team helping developers make Alexa even smarter. Jeff has also spoken at conferences all over the world, including London, Munich, Sydney, Tokyo, and New York, covering topics ranging from software development technologies to soft skill techniques.
Jeff Nunn
Jeff Nunn
Jeff Nunn
Getting Cozy with Alexa Smart Home API |
Jeff is a builder that enjoys learning new things, and is always looking for ways to expand Alexa through integrations with robots, machine learning, computer vision, and AI.
Justin Jeffries
Justin Jeffries
Justin Jeffries
Building voice experiences that feel more natural with less code |
Justin Jeffress is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Alexa, and he serves developers building voice-first experiences as an evangelist and mentor. He has over 9 years experience in backend development.
Karthik Ragubathy
Karthik Ragubathy
Karthik Ragubathy
Building Engaging Voice Experiences |
I am Karthik Ragubathy. I am a programmer and a teacher. I currently work as a Solutions Architect with the Amazon Alexa Team and love working on tech trends before they become hugely popular. In the past, I have worked with Dabble Lab, another #voicefirst company, where I worked on building intelligent Chat Bots using Twilio, Alexa and Google Assistant. I started off my career running my own bespoke app studio where I built Android and iOS apps for clients. I love building useful stuff with computers. And in the process, I end up documenting what I learnt in the hope that it helps other people.

On-Demand Content

"Tools to Drive Skill Traffic: Marketing, Discovery, and Customer Retention," by Greg Bulmash

"Building Voice Experiences That Feel More Natural With Less Code," by Justin Jeffress

"Building Engaging Voice Experiences," by Kathrik Ragubathy

"Ten Things Every Voice Application Should Do," by Jeff Blankenburg

Jeff Blankenburg

"Getting Cozy with Alexa Smart Home API," by Jeff Nunn

"Three New Features to Create Richer Alexa Experiences," by Andrea Muttoni

"How to build an Echo Show-like device using Raspberry Pi and Alexa Voice Service," by Amit Jotwani

Amit Jotwani

New Alexa Dev Tools & Frameworks | Code: https:// alexa.design/codefirst

Opening Keynote by Jeff Blankenburg

Submit Your Questions

Whether you're a first-timer or an advanced skill developer, we want to connect with you and be a part of your journey. Feel free to submit any questions or comments you have for the Amazon Alexa team.

What is Alexa?

Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on hundreds of millions of devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers. With Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day. We offer a collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation to make it easier to build for Alexa.

Start building for voice today by creating Alexa skills, connecting Alexa to devices, or integrating Alexa directly into your products. You can engage our Alexa Solution Provider network for a range of services including strategy, pre-tested reference architectures and hardware, hardware and software development, manufacturing, and go-to-market support.

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