Free

Technovation[MN]: Alexa Skills Challenge Kickoff 2019

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

1501 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55403

View Map

Event description

Description

Expanding on the Technovation Challenge and our partnership with Amazon, we are excited to share that we are working together to host an Alexa Skills Challenge this fall. The Alexa Skills Challenge: Life Hacks will be an opportunity for students to get direct, hands-on application of creating a voice-enabled Alexa skill to help make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for users. What is an Alexa Skill? Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices like the Echo family of devices including Echo Show and Echo Spot.

The Life Hacks Challenge invites you to build Alexa skills that can reduce workload, streamline tasks, support self-improvement, or improve lifestyle and health. Alexa defines a life hack as any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. This can range from skills that help customers get a better night’s sleep, save money, drink more water, or cultivate a healthier mindset, to MacGyver-style expedient solutions to everyday problems, and more. Life hack skills can be in any category, as long as they improve an element of a user’s life. Submissions to the Life Hacks Challenge can be an improvement to an existing skill or an entirely new skill.

Challenge Dates:

September 22 – December 12, 2019
Skills must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on December 12, 2019

Learn more about the Alexa Skill Challenge: Life Hacks here.


Photo release form.

Date and Time

Location

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

1501 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55403

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved