November 27-29, 2020 Gdańsk, Poland / Worldwide

AN ONLINE ALEXA SKILLS HACKATHON
HELD BY AMAZON DEVELOPMENT CENTER POLAND

WHAT IS IT?


Welcome to the Innovation@Amazon Online Hackathon – an event where we employ technology to make the world a better place. Hundreds of our participants will work on unleashing the potential of Amazon Alexa cloud-based voice service for solving important social problems. We are looking for voice-controlled applications or their prototypes that support people suffering from social and technological exclusion or their allies (family, friends, coworkers, caregivers) by improving their well-being and inclusion.

Get ready for an intense 3 days of coding – work independently, join us with your team, or find team members during the hackathon. You get a chance to win exclusive prizes of monetary and non-monetary value, including Alexa devices and AWS credits. Jury will evaluate submitted applications considering their quality of development, creativity, design, functionality, and impact on the community.

TASK


Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service that provides a set of built-in capabilities, referred to as skills. Customers can access them by asking Alexa questions or making requests. The Alexa Skills Kit lets you teach Alexa new skills. You can build skills that provide users with many different types of abilities.

During this event we are focusing on building Alexa skills, helping with socially important problems and supporting people who need special care and the ones suffering from social and technological exclusion. However, there are no limits – every creative solution that makes the world more accessible is welcomed.

The event will take place on November 27-29th and will be preceded by a series of webinars given by Amazon experts, carried out throughout October, on topics related to building modern and innovative technological solutions.

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Terms of Task

PRIZES


2nd place

  • 10,000 PLN prizes for the team
  • 5x Amazon Echo (3rd gen)
  • 5x Ring Stick Up Cam
  • 200 USD in AWS credits
  • 5,000 PLN donation to one of pre-selected charities
  • 5-people tour to one of our fulfillment centers in Poland
  • 5-people tour to Amazon Development Center Poland
  • Career Development Consultation with Amazon specialists

1st place 

  • 15,000 PLN prizes for the team
  • 5x Echo Show 8 (2nd gen)
  • 5x Ring Video Doorbell 3
  • 500 USD in AWS credits
  • 10,000 PLN donation to one of pre-selected charities
  • 5-people tour to one of our fulfillment centers in Poland
  • 5-people tour to Amazon Development Center Poland
  • Career Development Consultation with Amazon specialists

3rd place

  • 5,000 PLN prizes for the team
  • 5x Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen)
  • 5x Ring Stick Up Cam
  • 100 USD in AWS credits
  • 3,000 PLN donation to one of pre-selected charities
  • 5-people tour to one of our fulfillment centers in Poland
  • 5-people tour to Amazon Development Center Poland
  • Career Development Consultation with Amazon specialists

November 27-29, 2020 Gdańsk, Poland / Worldwide

GETTING STARTED


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WEBINARS


Date:  15.10.2020

German Viscuso
Develop with the Alexa Skills Toolkit

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Date: 22.10.2020

Lars Schmitz
How to innovate like Amazon


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Date: 29.10.2020

David Frerichs
Designing for Accessibility: Good Practice and Good Business

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Date: 05.11.2020

Shubhi Tyagi
Science behind Alexa TTS


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