Alexa, nice to meet you

by | Jan 13, 2019 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2019

Iván Lopez is a Software Engineer and Systems Administrator with 14 years of experience. He is a member of the Grails and Micronaut teams at Object Computing, Inc. (OCI). He discovered Grails 8 years ago and since then he develops almost exclusively using Groovy and Java. He is the creator of some well known Grails plugins like Postgresql-Extensions. He’s also the coordinator of the Madrid Groovy User Group (@madridgug), the organizer of the Greach Conference (greachconf.com) and a frequent speaker at conferences like Devoxx, Codemotion, SpringOne 2GX, GeeCon, Spring IO, RigaDevDays, JavaCro,…

Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant … voice assistants are in fashion and have come to stay. With them it is possible to do many actions that a few years ago seemed like science fiction: controlling the lights of the house, listening to our favorite music, knowing the weather tomorrow,… controlling everything with our voice!

In this talk we will talk about Amazon Echo and Alexa. You will learn how easy it is to develop new skills and deploy them to AWS Lambda without spending a euro.

I’ll bring an Echo Dot to the talk to show you the fun things you can do with it. I’m pretty sure that after this talk you can’t wait to have one!