A presentation was held by myself, Jorden Dakis, and local student Hunter De Jong, at the last Code Night at CoWs about the details of the competition as well as introductory information on Alexa Skills. The competition is focussed on building an agricultural themed application for the Alexa using the Alexa developer and other Amazon Web Services to create a skill over the next 3 months. The skill can be created in teams of 3 or less. We encourage any High School student who is interested to contact us at 2pi Software to get involved and get their team together! A great opportunity! Whoever develops the most creative skill wins an accommodated trip to Canberra’s AWS summit, and other prizes yet to be announced.
Here at 2pi Software and CoWS Near The Coast Bega, we will be holding a support session every Friday from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm where we can help out the students competing with any problems or with their ideas for the Alexa as well as interest them in what we have created.
Anyone is welcome to come so bring all your friends!