over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Quick clarification on a submission question

Hi Alexa builders!

It's deadline day and we can't wait to see all that you've built to help adults 55+ and up. 

We received a few questions about the bolded section of this submission requirement:

  • Include a completed submission form on Devpost that includes your Skill ID AND proof of submission of your skill to the U.S. Alexa Skills Store before the September 26th deadline. Include #alexaskillschallenge in the “Testing Instructions” field when submitting to the U.S. Alexa Skills Store.

The submission form asks for the Skill ID and for you to confirm the skill was submitted for certification before the…

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over 1 year ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging.


over 1 year ago

Submission Checklist: Do you have everything?

There is just one week left to enter your submission to the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging. Submissions are due September 26th. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) Make sure all of your teammates are invited and have accepted their invitations to join your submission! 

 Submission checklist: 

  • Run through this list before you sit back from your project:
  • Are you creating an Alexa Skill designed with the age 55+ population in mind?
  • Did you select the prize category for your skill…

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over 1 year ago

2 weeks to go: Project & Challenge Categories Reminders

Can you believe we’re already 2 weeks out from the submission deadline? As a reminder, here are the main requirements for the challenge:

Entrants must build functioning Alexa Skills that are designed and targeted to the demographic of adults 55 years of age and older; and align with one of the categories, listed below. Skills must be submitted for certification to the U.S. Alexa Skills Store before September 26th. Skills are not required to pass certification, but proof of submission for certification is required.

Keep Moving - Build a skill to empower adults to live strong and active lives to

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over 1 year ago

Office Hours Tomorrow + New Slack Channel

Don’t forget to join the Alexa Developer Office Hours hosted by Jeff Blankenburg tomorrow @ 12pm ET - featuring Heidi Culbertson who will be talking about the Alexa Skills Challenge. You can attend the Office Hours on YouTube or Twitch.

We highly encourage you to look into current trends on technology and the older adult community as you develop your skills! We’d also like to remind you to join the Amazon Alexa Developers Slack and the newly added #alexa-skills-challenge channel. 

Visit the Resources tab for all the tips and materials to help you build an engaging skill.


over 1 year ago

Office Hours offer an opportunity to chat with Amazon Alexa devs!

There are 40 days left to enter your submission to the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging. Submissions are due September 26th!

Join Heidi Culbertson as she talks about the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging during Alexa Developer Office Hours hosted by Jeff Blankenburg on Tuesday, August 23rd at 12pm ET. We’ll share a link to join the Office Hours a day before.

 

Heidi Culbertson is the Senior Business Development Manager at Amazon, leading strategic partnerships for Alexa Aging & Independence. Previous to joining Amazon in 2021, Heidi was an early adopter pioneering Alexa for

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over 1 year ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

The Devpost Discord Community is the perfect place to connect with other skill builders as you work on your Alexa Skill for the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge: Aging & Engaging. Check in to your hackathon channel to get connected.

You can also join the Amazon Alexa developer slack channel for additional support.

Bounce ideas off each other, ask developers for technical help, or ask Devpost and Amazon Alexa teams a question. We're here to help you be successful!

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team? The Discord Channel can also help you connect with potential teammates. You can also use

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