Help accelerate the pace of voice technology
innovation at the Alexa Hackathon


Hackathon Agenda


Day 1: December 14

9:00am

Welcome and Hackathon Kickoff

9:15am

Build your First Alexa Skill
This workshop teaches you how to build your first voice skill with Alexa. By the end of this session you’ll have a simple Alexa Skill working end to end.

10:00am

Voice Design Advanced Topics
The session will expose you to techniques for building sophisticated conversational experiences. We’ll cover concepts to enrich any skill like frame me based UI, state management, session persistence. We’ll also cover te techniques to enable you to voice control IoT devices, web pages, mobile apps, and VR. By the end of this session you’ll understand the concepts as and have starter samples you can use in your projects.

11:00am

The Challenge
Build a voice experience that people would want to use daily

11:10am

Team Formation
Form teams and begin. Pitch your ideas and your skills. Find a team to join.

12:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm

Hacking and Mentorship

12:00am

Midnight Snack

Day 2: December 15

9:00am

Breakfast

12:00pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

Submissions Due
All teams have submitted their projects.

2:30pm

Demos
Teams present their projects in 3min demos.

4:00pm

Awards