Rafael Miranda (Amazon Alexa)
Curious at heart, Rafael loves trying out new technologies. Exploring voice interfaces was love at first hearing. He organized hackathons and other events with focus on Alexa before joining Amazon. As a technical evangelist for Amazon Alexa, he educates developers, designers, enthusiasts, and businesses about voice technology.
From hearing train station announcements to a pleasant conversation, voice is a natural and ever-present part of most of our lives. We had to learn to click, type, and swipe to communicate with technology. Alexa uses the most natural form of communication, speech, to provide an intuitive interface. Using the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), Rafael will show you how to build your first voice experience. This session will take you through the design and implementation of a skill. You will learn how to create a truly conversational experience using AWS Lambda and Alexa Skills Kit.