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Talk to me, Hamburg! Hackathon

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Axel-Springer-Platz 3

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Natural speech interfaces for the next generation – NOW

Unlock the power of natural speech interfaces Thursday 23th November – Saturday 25th November. Come to design and build your own voice-controlled systems, using Google Homes, Amazon Echos, or your virtual platform of choice.


New developments have made it possible to communicate with devices using natural speech. Amazon, Google and Apple are stepping up their game to bring voice interfaces to the mass market. With that, a plethora of new ways to solve user problems has opened up. Having experienced how relatively simple it is to create your own voice apps and skills, we would like to share this with you. At the same time, the challenge is to shift our minds from pictures and buttons to a new generation of interfaces that includes natural speech. How will you harness the power of VOICE?


Create the voice application of your dreams in 48 hours at the gorgeous new office space of WeWork in the center of Hamburg. Bring your insights, creativity, ideas, problems and laptop. Food, caffeine (and other beverages), home devices and other essentials will be there waiting for you.

Don’t have a team and/or idea yet? No worries! On the first night you can get to know your fellow competitors and possible future teammates and hammer out your ideas. Of course you are also welcome to bring your idea and team ready to go.


Curious about these new home voice devices everyone seems to be talking about? Dream of building an AI assistant that will put Iron Man to shame? Whether developer, writer, designer or anything in between – if you are excited about creating amazing voice interfaces for the next generation of devices, this event is for you.

A special shout out to the women: this event is also for you!


We try to keep it short and sweet here. Visit us at http://talk-to-me.hamburg for more info

PROGRAM (Preliminary)

Thursday 23rd November

  • 16:45 - 17:30 Doors open

  • 17:30 - 18:00 Introduction

  • 18:00 - 18:30 Andrea Muttoni, Technical Evangelist at Amazon, presents Amazon Alexa and gives you an introduction on Skills with Alexa.

  • 18:30 - 19:00 Peter Friese, Developer Advocate at Google, presents the Google Assistant platform and gives you an introduction on Actions with Google.

  • 19:00 - 20:00 Team forming and pitches

  • 20:00 - 21:30 Dev workshops - Platforms in detail (one for Google Assistant, one for Amazon Alexa)

  • 21:30 - 23:00 Final notes and till tommorow!

Friday 24th November

  • 08:30 -21:00 Work, eat, repeat. Come when you manage. Offices at WeWork available for all attendees Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coaching is served over the day.

Saturday 25th November

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast is served! Get some caffeine and grab a bite. The finish line is coming in sight.

  • 08:30 -17:00 Coaches are available on site to help with questions.

  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Nomnom

  • 13:00 - 15:00 Send in selected team members for pitch coaching sessions of 20 min. each. (2 hours cover 6 groups, sessions with different people are run simultaneously)

  • 16:15 DEADLINE Send in code and slides.

  • 16:30 - 18:00 Demo time!

  • 18:00 - 20:30 Cool down - Chill out at WeWork with some food, drinks and opportunity to pat each other on the back.

  • 18:30 - 19:30 DevFest special - Groups who worked with Actions on Google have the opportunity to present Google DevFest!

  • 19:30 - open Afterparty with all TALK TO ME, HAMBURG! Hackathon and DevFest participants


Hamburg Geekettes is a community of women driven by the belief in the power of diversity and inclusion. It's dedicated to networking and supporting key innovation topics in its communities. The Hamburg Geekettes are a chapter of the global Geekettes organization, with hubs in Berlin, London, NYC, Gaza and more.

WeWork is the global community of creators of all kinds, offering community, inspiring office spaces and the best services. Currently, there are 150.000 people connected in our global community, spread over 163 locations in 44 cities. We are fast growing and opening 10 - 15 buildings per month and the WeWork Stadthaus is our first building in Hamburg.

Fork Unstable Media is an award winning digital agency that’s hell-bent on changing the web for the better. Since 1996, the member of the fischerAppelt-group has been a competitive and ‘sympathisch’ partner for businesses, brands, shops, cultural institutions and nonprofits like Hilti, Merck, Congstar or Red Bull.

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