Intro

Echo Show is Out, Google Wins AI Showdown

The Echo Show is out in the wild, and I'm sure everyone is too busy playing with it to even read this. The much anticipated API is also available now - join the Alexa Slack channel to hear people's early impressions and observations.

I have not received mine yet, but my review will be wholly-focused on the answer to this single, very important question: will it allow me to do voice-chats with my parents without requiring them to drive to my sister's first? A small step for man, a giant leap for grandparents...

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Contests and Events

Alexa Skills Workshops Powered by Coding Dojo

Chicago - July 6
Seattle - July 6
DC - July 8
San Jose - July 13


Meetups

Phoenix Arizona Alexa Meetup - June 29
Richmond Alexa User Group - June 29
Columbus Amazon Alexa Meetup - July 13
Seattle Alexa Meetup - July 13


Alexa Skills Tour Powered by Voicehacks

DC - July 10–11
NYC - July 13–14
Raleigh/Durham - July 17–18


Contests and More

Alexa Speak Up! Challenge - Join
Actions on Google Developer Challenge - Enter
Capital One Hackathon Boston - July 22