Inspiration

Sometimes when you are in a hurry and you have to go to a class using a bus, you would want to know when the next bus is coming. Now you can do that easily with the UCSC Bus Alexa Skill. Normally you would have to click endlessly on the Santa Cruz Metro Website, but now you can simply ask Alexa "when is the next bus coming to crown" and it will tell you when the bus is coming and which bus it is.

What it does

Tells you the next bus that is coming to the bus stop near you.

How I built it

With Python and AWS lambda

Challenges I ran into

Debugging

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

Making my first Alexa skill

What I learned

I learned about building and Alexa skills and a little bit about using AWS.

What's next for UCSC Bus Alexa Skill

Adding more commands such as getting a bus at a certain time

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