Intro

Voice - Re:invented and Invigorated

AWS re:Invent is happening, and lots of neat announcements, including:

  • Expanded Notifications API Preview
  • Voice profiles via Amazon's "Your Voice" offering - information on who is speaking and the ability to tailor experiences to them
  • Alexa for Business - Build and distribute skills for enterprises, available in their own marketplace
  • Extended Rollout of the Monetization Program
  • AWS Transcribe, Translate and Comprehend - not Alexa-specific, but closely related. Amazon is making the "primitives" behind Alexa generally available.

And there is a general theme in this edition around big players showing interest in the market and looking for points of entree. Seemingly, there are opportunities for the people on this list to extend a helping hand, and help the big guys make graceful entrances ;-)

Voice Dev Rocks

News







Spotlight

Tools


Analysis



Tutorials & Reference

Contests and Events

Meetups
Design Considerations for Voice Irvine - Dec 6

Alexa Skills Workshops Powered by Galvanize
Seattle - Nov 30

Alexa Dev Days
Munich - Dec 5
Philidelphia - Dec 12

Google Assistant & PagerDuty Workshop San Franscisco - Dec 5

Bottish Digital Conference - Dec 7

The Grand Tour Alexa Skills Challenge - See more

Alexa Skills Challenge: Kids - Now until Jan 10

The Alexa and Arduino Smart Home Challenge from Hackster.io - Now until Feb 24

Conferences
2018 Alexa Conference - Jan 17–20
Smart Voice Summit - Feb 1 & 2
Voice and Beyond Conference - Spring 2018