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NAB Show Adds Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp

Explores Alexa’s voice service technology, which powers the Amazon Echo

LAS VEGAS ��The 2017�NAB Show�will feature the �Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp� on Saturday, April 22 from 12:30-5 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new program is open to all attendees and is targeted to both software developers and non-developers. The bootcamp explores Alexa�s voice service technology, which powers the Amazon Echo connected device. It will provide an overview of voice-user technology, and participants will also receive the Alexa Skills Kit � a collection of tools, code samples and application programming interface that enable the technology. Additionally, attendees will get experience in Amazon Web Services and related background applications and systems.

�Attendees will receive the background and know-how necessary to build experiences that allow their audiences to engage with their content through this emerging platform,� said NAB Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny, who also noted that the device�s voice-user interface has enabled consumers to �instantly play music, control smart home devices, receive news, weather and other information.�

NAB Show, held April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas.