Amazon Developer Series Aims To Expand Alexa Skills

by MR Magazine Staff

Amazon is launching a series of free, interactive sessions for developers, dubbed Alexa Dev Days, meant as a way to learn “to create voice experiences and hear the latest on UI design and industry trends,” according an Amazon Developer Community posting. The traveling event series, which is sponsored by Intel, starts next week with an opening session in Seattle, with later visits planned for Chicago, Dallas, Boston, L.A., San Francisco, NYC, Atlanta, Philly and other U.S. locations. Sessions will also be held abroad in a handful of European locations, including London, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Dublin and more. The series arrives just after reported that the total number of skills available of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant reached 15,069 last month, more than double the number of skills reportedly available at the beginning of 2017. Read more at Retail Dive.