Women in Computer Science (WiCS) and the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM) would like to invite you to join us for an MLH LocalHost event: Hacking with Amazon Alexa! The workshop will be held this FRIDAY, February 16th, from 12-2pm in PG6 112, and is designed for beginners interested in creating your first skill for Amazon Alexa, the voice service that powers the Amazon Echo.
The presenter for this workshop will be Krista Shuckerow, current President of ACM and WiCS member. Krista is an undergraduate student at FIU, majoring in Statistics and Economics with a minor in Computer Science. Upon graduation in May 2018 she will join the Google team as an Engineering resident. We wanted Krista to host this workshop, not only because she’s such an inspiration to Women in Computer Science everywhere, but because she has been working with Amazon Alexa for the past 10 months. It’s no surprise she picked up the skill during a hackathon and has one published Alexa skill.
The requirements for this workshop are simple:
- MacOS, Linux, or Windows OS.
- Git if you have a Windows Machine (convenience/makes installs easier)
If you don’t already have these accounts, you may need to sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account, to deploy your application to AWS Lambda (By signing up through MLH, you get $100 in free AWS credits) and for the Amazon Developer Portal, to create Alexa skills.
Food, refreshments, exclusive Alexa stickers and swag will be provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP at go.fiu.edu/alexa.