We formed this idea initially with the Smash Brothers video game scene in mind and the idea was to create a skill that would quiz new commentators and streamers with very technical questions about the game and its characters so that they can be comfortable with commentating on gameplay. Then we moved onto a wider scope to include students, brain bowl competitors, and all sorts of people to make a general study application for people so that they can either exercise their mind with common knowledge and study up on more technical topics.
What it does
Alexa will start a short ten question trivia quiz that can ask you about a variety of different topics - from Smash Brothers trivia to general knowledge trivia - and will prompt you to answer the trivia question given four answer choices. Alexa will keep track of your score until the end of the quiz.
How we built it
We programmed the Amazon Alexa on Lambda using Node.js
Challenges we ran into
Not knowing any Node.js Not knowing how to use Amazon Web services Not knowing how to properly program Alexa on Lambda
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We finished programming a functional Amazon Alexa skill that interprets the user's responses on a platform we never used before and programming in a language we never learned prior to this hackathon.
What we learned
We learned how to properly program the Amazon Echo in ways that we would've never thought before and we are excited to keep developing skills and programs for the Amazon Echo in the future
What's next for Quizla
Choose from different types of topics Implement a database where users can edit and upload their own trivia questions Include a study buddy system with Quizlet's API