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alexa hackathon

a four hour venture

Thursday, April 27th in Cologne

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After the great Android Wear hackathon expierence it's time to hack #alexa!

What you can expect

Invent and develop with other new ideas for Amazons Alexa. Implement your ideas as rapid prototyp within four hours. you can join other teams with great ideas as well as pitch your own ideas at the beginning of the hackathon.

Alexa Skills can be developed with any (backend-) programming language. We will start the hackathon with an introduction which will enable you to develop your first skill. Also non developers are invited to pitch their Ideas and Concepts and get part of this venture.

Everything is possible

Adopt your existing app or create something new. For example, connect Alexa with a Smart Home device, your own existing API, an API from one of our event partner or you some open data. Be creative!

With the pleasure of our sponsors we can provide enought test devices and other hardware to play.

You need more inspiration? Checkout the latest hackathons like the iBeacon or Connected Car hackathon.

Schedule

We open the doors for you at "die wohngemeinschaft" at 2 pm and start the hackathon at 3 pm with some great talks about the opportunities. Get some inspiration before you start your 4 hour venture.

14:00 Doors open, meet people, time to kicker, first beer
15:00 Kickoff Hackthon
15:30 Vision talk: A retail vision, Benedikt Iltisberger
16:00 Tech talk: Alexa Skills Kit introduction, Kay Lerch
16:30 Pitch your ideas, create or join a team
17:00 Start hackin’
21:00 Finish hackin’ incl. some slides. Present your results!
22:00 Winners will be announced.
  Get some more drinks at "die wohngemeinschaft" downstairs

Speakers

Benedikt Iltisberger

Benedikt Iltisberger
Software Architekt at REWE digital

Vision Talk: A Retail vision

Benedikts Vortrag will describe the future of retail.

He will try to pull us out of our daily problems and to give us new impulses to the hackathon. Be curious!

Kay Lerch

Kay Lerch
Senior Solutions Architect for the Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon.

Tech talk: Alexa Skills Kit introduction

Kay Lerch works on different 3rd party Alexa Skills for well known companies in Germany. He give regular talks within the community and is contributor of the reference implementation and different Open Source Alexa SDKs.

He will give a short introduction into the Alexa Skills Kit, the API opportunities and restrictions.

Mentors

So that you can focus on the implementation of an idea, we are happy to have some developers which will help you with troubleshooting.

Kay Lerch

Kay Lerch
Senior Solutions Architect for the Alexa Skills Kit at Amazon.

Michael Kleinhenz

Michael Kleinhenz
Alexa Skill developer and Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat.

Christian Stahl

Christian Stahl
App Developer for Android & iOS and founder of Think mobile.

Christoph Jerolimov

Christoph Jerolimov
Fullstack Developer and mobile.cologne Co-Founder

Location

die Wohngemeinschaft, Richard-Wagner-Str. 39, 50674 Köln

Prizes with a value of over 2.500 EUR

We are happy to announce different prizes from our Sponsors:
Multiple Amazon Echo and Echo Dots, a stack of books, licenses and some surprises!

alexa hackathon prizes

Jury

We are looking forward to our top-notch jury:

Ralf Rottmann

Ralf Rottmann
Managing Partner,
bei Grandcentrix

Volkmar Vogel

Volkmar Vogel
Android Entwickler,
bei REWE digital

Dominik Helleberg

Dominik Helleberg
Head of Mobile Development,
bei Inovex

Kay Lerch

Kay Lerch
Senior Solutions Architect,
bei Amazon.

Sponsors

This event was not possible without these great companies:

amazon alexa
inovex REWE digital Grandcentrix
O'Reilly dpunkt.verlag JetBrains Yello Rheinland Distillers
railslove Think mobile

You want support this hackathon? Please contact us.

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Christoph Jerolimov

Christoph Jerolimov
Co-Founder of the mobile.cologne meetup.

Christian Stahl

Christian Stahl
Organizes the @mobilecgn meetup. Founder and developer of Think mobile.

Jan Kus

Jan Kus
Coder, Innovator, Entrepreneur. Co-Founder at Railslove and hack.institute.

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