Amazon Alexa Hackathon - Warszawa
Come and join us to build your first voice-enabled app. In a few lines of code you will be able to write a program that listens to you and responds with a lifelike voice. All that is required is an own laptop and some basic coding skills. You can either form a team (of up to three people) or come alone and join one of the existing ones.
You will get a cool T-Shirt, the chance of winning Amazon Echo and last but not least the opportunity to start working on world-changing technologies in Amazon Development Center Poland.
Q: Do I have to know any particular programming language/technology?
Q: What can such an app do?
A: Your app will accept voice requests and respond in a lifelike speech. In other words, you will be able to talk to your app and it will talk back. Don't worry if you don't know anything about speech-processing, you will have a chance to see how simple this is.
The possible usages of this technology are limitless, but some valid examples include:
A cookbook. You specify what is in your fridge and the app answers what you can do based on that.
You are standing in a dark, damp room. You see three exits: South, East, West. Which one you choose? Adventure awaits!
Please note that your app can connect to external services, display its status on a page, control physical devices using RasberyPI and do many other cool things. You have to bring this additional equipment (like RasberyPI) if your app requires it.
Hackathon is divided for two parts. At first day (8.04.2016) you get additional information how set up devices and get additional instruction about Echo. We are going to start at 18:00 and end around 22:00.
Saturday is going to be a coding time, where you will have a chance to create amazing app and win Echo.