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2018 Alexa Prize Finals (Dec 13th, 2018)

A look into the 2018 Alexa Prize Challenge

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AWS re:Invent 2018: Learn from the Field: Best Practices for Making Money with Alexa Skills (Dec 11th, 2018)

Watch as Alexa Product Manager Neelam Saboo and Max Child, founder of Volley and creator of Alexa skills Yes Sire and Song Quiz, walk you through the process of designing and adding in-skill purchasing to your skills. Max shares Volley’s in-skill purchasing journey, lessons learned, and best practices.

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- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voi...

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AWS re:Invent 2018: Alexa Skill Developer Tools: Build Better Skills Faster (Dec 11th, 2018)

Dylan Zwick (@pulselabs_cpo), chief product officer at Pulse Labs, joins Paul Cutsinger to share the suite of Alexa developer tools you can use to increase productivity when coding, deploying, testing, debugging, and collaborating with others on your skill.

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- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Building...

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AWS re:Invent 2018: Smart Home Skill API: Connect Any Device to Alexa & Control Any Feature (Dec 11th, 2018)

In this session, Rick Carragher – Director of Alexa Smart Home, and Mark Aiken - Principal Software Engineer, walk you through the updates to the Smart Home Skill API, featuring new capability interfaces you can use as building blocks to connect any device to Alexa. You will also learn how to create Alexa skills that contain multiple interaction models to provide a seamless customer experience.

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AWS re:Invent 2018: Make Money with Alexa Skills (Dec 11th, 2018)

Alexa Evangelist Jeff Blankenburg (@jeffblankenburg) talks about how you can leverage Alexa in-skill purchasing (ISP), Amazon Pay, and developer reporting tools to help unlock premium digital content in a custom voice experience. You will discover how in-skill purchasing gives customers and developers the flexibility to make payments through consumables, subscriptions, and one-time entitlements.

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Alexa Presentation Language: Steven Arkonovich, Big Sky (Nov 28th, 2018)

Using the Alexa Presentation Language, Steven Arkonovich has created a more engaging voice-first experience and optimized his skill for tens of millions Alexa-enabled devices with screens. Learn more about the Alexa Presentation Language: https://amzn.to/2qYVeGT

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- Deliver Voice-First, Multimodal Experiences: https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit/multimodal
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Make Money with In-Skill Purchasing: Steven Arkonovich, Big Sky (Nov 13th, 2018)

With in-skill purchasing, Steven Arkonovich is monetizing his popular Big Sky weather skill, seeing a 50% conversion rate, and turning his passion for building skills into a real business. Get inspired by his story and learn more about making money with Alexa skills: https://amzn.to/2B0wSCy

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- Make Money with Alexa Skills: An Introduction: http://bit.ly/2KvpSzL -...

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Overconfirmation (Nov 2nd, 2018)

Alexa developers - be careful with confirmations when designing your skill. Failure to confirm at the right moments and in the right way can result in poor user experience!

For more on slot confirmation see https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/define-the-dialog-to-collect-and-confirm-required-information.html

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Underconfirmation (Nov 2nd, 2018)

Alexa developers - be careful with confirmations when designing your skill. Failure to confirm at the right moments and in the right way can result in poor user experience!

For more on slot confirmation see https://developer.amazon.com/docs/custom-skills/define-the-dialog-to-collect-and-confirm-required-information.html

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Build A Game skill from Scratch - Twitch series - Part 3 of 3 (Oct 31st, 2018)

Learn how to build an entertaining Alexa game skill from scratch.

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- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX
- Build with our tutorials: - How to Build a Fact Skill: https://amzn.to/2KjsncC
- How to Build a City Guide Skill: https://amzn.to/2M...

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Build A Game skill from Scratch - Twitch series - Part 2 of 3 (Oct 31st, 2018)

Learn how to build an entertaining Alexa game skill from scratch.

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Download our guides to get started:

- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX
- Build with our tutorials: - How to Build a Fact Skill: https://amzn.to/2KjsncC
- How to Build a City Guide Skill: https://amzn.to/2M...

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Build A Game skill from Scratch - Twitch series - Part 1 of 6 (Oct 29th, 2018)

Learn how to build an entertaining Alexa game skill from scratch.

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Download our guides to get started:

- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX
- Build with our tutorials: - How to Build a Fact Skill: https://amzn.to/2KjsncC
- How to Build a City Guide Skill: https://amzn.to/2M...

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Alexa Skill Blueprints – Create your own Fairy Tale Story (Oct 23rd, 2018)

Personalize Your Alexa Experience in Minutes with Alexa Skill Blueprints. This short tutorial demonstrates creating a fairy tale story.

Creating your own Alexa skill and responses is simple. Just follow three easy steps:

1.Select your blueprint template by visiting the Alexa Skill Blueprints website: blueprints.amazon.com. There you can browse more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge.

2.Unleash your creativity. Eac...

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Alexa Skill Blueprints – Create your own Family Trivia Game (Oct 23rd, 2018)

Personalize Your Alexa Experience in Minutes with Alexa Skill Blueprints. This short tutorial demonstrates creating a family trivia game.

Creating your own Alexa skill and responses is simple. Just follow three easy steps:

1.Select your blueprint template by visiting the Alexa Skill Blueprints website: blueprints.amazon.com. There you can browse more than 20 Skill Blueprints across four categories including Fun & Games, At Home, Storyteller, and Learning & Knowledge.

2.Unleash your creativity. E...

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Tips on Building Voice First Games for Alexa (Oct 15th, 2018)

Learn how to build an entertaining Alexa game skill.

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Download our guides to get started:

- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Building Stellar Kids Skills: http://bit.ly/2N7xFWi
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX

Build with our tutorials:
- How to Build a Fact Skill: https://amzn.to/2KjsncC
- How...

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Alexa Skills Developer Konsole: Überblick (Sep 21st, 2018)

Entwickeln – Testen – Veröffentlichen – Messen

Mit der Alexa Developer Konsole sind alle Aktivitäten rund um die Erstellung und Verwaltung deiner Alexa Skills bequem und übersichtlich an einem Ort zusammengefasst.

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- 10 Dinge, die jeder Voice User Interface-Entwickler wissen sollte: https://bit.ly/2LaIF38
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Make Money with Alexa: Gal Shenar, Stoked Skills (Sep 13th, 2018)

Gal Shenar of Stoked Skills says "in-skill purchasing expands the possibilities of voice." Get inspired by his story and learn more about making money with Alexa skills: https://amzn.to/2x5TgIi

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Download our guides to get started:
- Make Money with Alexa Skills: An Introduction: http://bit.ly/2KvpSzL
- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Bu...

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How to Personalize Your Alexa Skill for a Great User Experience (Sep 5th, 2018)

To learn more about Account Linking visit https://alexa.design/2Q4aBcr

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Check out our guides to get started:
- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Building Stellar Kids Skills: http://bit.ly/2N7xFWi
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX

Build with our tutorials:
- How to Build a Fact Skill: https://a...

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How to Use Dialog Management to Create Conversational Alexa Skills (Sep 5th, 2018)

To learn more about leveraging dialog management, visit https://alexa.design/2Q742WP

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Check out our guides to get started:
- 10 Things Every Voice Developer Should Do to Build for Voice: http://bit.ly/2Kvy0DS
- 6 Tips for Building Stellar Kids Skills: http://bit.ly/2N7xFWi
- How Building for Voice Differs from Building for Screen: http://bit.ly/2KgsVzX

Build with our tutorials:
- How to Build a Fact Sk...

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