2 days ago

Looking for Creative Inspiration? Here’s Where We Find Ours.

You are the builders of tomorrow. Take part in this transformation by building your first Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit. Voice user interfaces (VUI), such as Alexa, can transform life for college students. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now tens of thousands of skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as innovative designers and developers. From training the next voice designers and developers to reinventing life on campus or in the classroom, the possibilities with voice are endless. Whether you are an…

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8 days ago

NEW Prizes!

We’re excited to announce that a Grand Prize winner will be selected from the three category winners (Student Life, Learning, and Community); the submission receiving the highest overall score, as determined by the judging panel, will be the Grand Prize winner and new owner of an AWS DeepRacer and the coveted Alexa Skills Challenge Trophy.

AWS DeepRacer is the fastest way to get rolling with machine learning, literally. Get hands-on with a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by reinforcement learning, 3D racing simulator, and global racing league. AWS DeepRacer comes with an HD camera, a dual-core Intel processor,

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29 days ago

Getting Started

It’s time to get started with the Alexa Skills Challenge powered by AWS Educate! Once you have officially registered, we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Main Requirement: Build (or update) and publish a skill that fits into one of the challenge categories:

  • Student Life - Such as finding student-friendly establishments, finding student jobs and internships, staying healthy, reducing stress, getting enough sleep, financial planning, and more.
  • Learning - Such as study assistants, class scheduling, classroom experience improvements, interacting with teachers/ other students, mitigating procrastination, and more.
  • Community - Such as connecting with other students, keeping in touch…

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