Intro

Welcome to 2018 - the year for voice monetization?

There were a number of articles related to advertising and Alexa over the last week. This, along with the new in-skill monetization techniques, is 2018 the year Alexa starts creating revenue for people who are NOT Amazon?

Voice Dev Rocks

Spotlight

Analysis



Contests and Events

January Meetups, Workshops, and Dev Days
Columbus Alexa Meetup - Jan 11
Having Natural Conversations with Our Things Palo Alto - Jan 18
Workshops at Galvanize - See all
Alexa Dev Days Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Phoenix - See all

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
Conversational Interaction Conference - Feb 5 & 6
Voice and Beyond Conference - Spring 2018

Outro