The future we saw in Star Trek is happening now! Instead of having to actually touch your technology, you can now use your voice to bend it to your will. In this talk, we’ll go from an idea for an Alexa skill to a fully functioning voice-based assistant for a hobby that involves a surprising amount of calculations: brewing beer. No brain cells will be harmed during this talk (meaning no alcohol), but you may accidentally learn how it’s brewed as we build a skill to aid in it.


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Omni Adams (Speaker) at 16:24 on 4 May 2019

+1, would give again, but with alcohol and a working server for demonstrations.

Chris Holland at 16:37 on 4 May 2019

Well that’s just great. Now I really want to do two things:

- tinker with Alexa
- drink beer

I don’t drink beer.

Seriously though great talk, I’ll be using your slides as reference!

Conscience. Strait forward. Clear.

Great talk, engaging and thanks for showing us how to make sugar water!

Roger Creasy at 21:15 on 4 May 2019

Great talk! I have attempted to create skills, but with limited success. After seeing this talk I want to try again..and drink beer. Really good job of sharing/teaching the tech and making the presentation entertaining. You are a terrific presenter.

Darren Wright at 22:28 on 4 May 2019

Great use of resources, sorry the demo wasn't able to be shown, but would still be interested in using the skill myself. Talk was entertaining, but consistency in use of they vs. her needs improvement. :D