Amazon Web Services Educate Leader Puay San Ng vists Bega for the Alexa skills project

This Thursday, the 28th June from 4:30 pm until 6 pm Puay San Ng from AWS Educate arrives  at CoWS Near The Coast (209 Carp St, Bega). Puay San is a leader of the Amazon Web services (AWS) Educate program and will be here to teach us and the assembled students more about AWS, Alexa and help out with any of the team of students ideas in the Alexa Skill Competition.
The competition, held by AWS and 2pi Software, focusses on the Artificially Intelligent VUI (Voice User Interface) “Amazon Alexa”! We hope that as many student teams from the local area participate.

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!

I’ll be back to write about Puay San’s visit and what the students learned.
Thank you, Jorden Dakis 2pi Software.