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Building Alexa Skills with Python and Flask

Episode #146, published Thu, Jan 11, 2018, recorded Wed, Dec 20, 2017.

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Voice assistants and voice interfaces are quickly becoming the new, hot way to interact with computers. Two of the notable ones are amazon echo devices and google home devices.

Wouldn't it be great if we could program these with Python? Even better if we could use well-known APIs such as Flask.

This week you'll meet Eric Chou, Dave Voutila, and Cam Sweeney who discuss their frameworks and apps they've created around Amazon and Google's devices.

Links from the show

Guest panelists

Eric Chou: @ericchou
Dave: @voutilad
Cam Sweeney: github.com/treethought

Flask-Ask: flask-ask.readthedocs.io
Flask-Assistant: flask-assistant.readthedocs.io

Vermont Public Radio Alexa Skill: github.com/vprnet
Reverb for Amazon Alexa on iOS: itunes.apple.com/us/app/reverb-for-amazon-alexa
Home Assistant episode: talkpython.fm/122
Alexa Speech Synthesis Markup Language Reference (SSML): developer.amazon.com
Alexa Speechcon (not speechlet, oops!) Reference (US)
Alexa Echo Recording in Murder Case: cnn.com
CNBC “Amazon’s new Echo Show has a really creepy feature”: cnbc.com
Alexa Test Simulator (beta): developer.amazon.com
Eric’s Alexa Skill - Seattle English Tutor (If you are interested in beta testing version 2 of the skill, please email beta@alexalearningcenter.com): amzn.to/2lS5HAS
Episode transcripts: talkpython.fm

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