We were inspired to learn about the programming that goes behind making a skill for Alexa and wanted to use the functionality to provides a way to make life a little easier.
What it does
Ask "Information about (Any specific MLH hackathon) " and it will return the date and summary of the event.
How I built it
We wrote the code initially in Sublime Text, then pasted it into Amazon Web Service's interface.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Even though we could not access our intended data we wanted to be spoken, we were extremely proud when we got our first practice skill to work on the Echo
What I learned
node.js AWS Lambda Expressions
What's next for Find Future Hackathon with Alexa
We plan on finally getting it to pull values from the initial call for the skill and learn more about data scraping to prevent manual hard coding of new data.
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