AlexaDev Tuesday: Alexa State of the Union at AWS re:Invent 2016

What are you doing the week after Thanksgiving? If you’re looking to dig deep into Amazon Web Services or Alexa development, and maybe even get some one-on-one time with Amazon’s own Alexa engineers, you should plan to be in Las Vegas for AWS re:Invent 2016.


Vegas Conference


Last week Dave Isbitski announced:

Alexa VP and Head Scientist Rohit Prasad will present a State of the Union on Alexa and recent advances in conversational AI at AWS re:Invent 2016. The Alexa team will also offer six hands-on workshops to teach developers how to build voice experiences. AWS re:Invent 2016 is the largest gathering of the global Amazon developer community and runs November 28 through December 2, 2016.

I am not receiving any kind of compensation for sharing this information, but since attendance at an Amazon Developer Day is what sparked my own interest in getting involved with Alexa development I figured this conference might be just the ticket for many of my AlexaDev Tuesday readers. Amazon really knows how to put on an event; if there’s any way you can swing it, it’s definitely worth going.

Click here to read Dave’s full post, which runs down more specifics on the Alexa-related workshops and events.

Click here to get the scoop on AWS Bootcamps being offered at the conference—there are opportunities to take AWS Certification exams right at the conference, too.

Click here to search the full catalog of presentations and breakout sessions.

Click here for the general agenda.

The event is being held at The Venetian, though of course you can stay in any Vegas-area hotel and several are offering special conference discount rates.

Advance registration for a full conference pass, all five days, is currently $1600. Click here to register.


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