Dave Isbitski discusses various aspects of Alexa (Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service), natural language understanding, voice recognition, and how developers like you are building innovative solutions. The podcasts include Alexa news, developer tips, and interviews with Alexa developers and Alexa employees.
Episode 029 - Women in Voice
In episode 29 of the podcast I chat with Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek, CEO of Women in Voice. We talked about the women in voice idea, how things got started, the celebration of their 2nd anniversary, how the role of ally groups is changing, and what we can all do to change our industry into something we all want to feel part of.
Also, I cover some harrassment my own family has been through so I'm adding a guidance suggested warning for this episode, due to the sensitivity of the topic.
Joan on Twitter - http://twitter.com/JoanBajorek
Women in Voice on Twitter - http://twitter.com/WomenInVoice
Women in Voice - http://womeninvoice.org
* Links I've Used for Online Harassment *
Reporting Social Media Harrassment - http://onlineharassmentfieldmanual.pen.org/reporting-online-harassment-to-platforms/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Xbox Family & Online Safety Enforcement - http://support.xbox.com/help/family-online-safety/enforcement/file-a-complaint
Episode 028 - Lunch With the Voice Community in a Pandemic World
In episode 28 of the podcast Dave chats with Michal Stanislawek, co-founder of Utter.one and Karol Stryja, VP of Growth at Utter.one. Together, they have created Voice Lunch, a safe and inclusive way for our voice community to come together during the global pandemic. We go into the origin of the idea, where they have seen success and what they have learned.
Michal on Twitter - https://twitter.com/xmstan
Karol on Twitter - https://twitter.com/karol_stryja
Register for Voice Lunch - https://register.voicelunch.com/
Helpful Things Alexa Can Do During COVID-19 - https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=21155035011
Girls Who Code - https://girlswhocode.com/
Women in Tech - https://women-in-tech.org/
Women in Voice - https://womeninvoice.org/
Episode 027 - Building Fun and Engaging Voice Games with Alexa
In episode 27 of the podcast Dave chats with Chris Morrow, Sr. Producer for Alexa Games at Amazon. They discuss the current state of VoiceFirst Games, tips for creating engaging player experiences, and unique lessons Chris's team has learned you can use when building your own Alexa games.
Chris on Twitter - http://twitter.com/1chrisMorrow
Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling and Narrative Design - https://emshort.blog/2019/01/08/mailbag-self-training-in-narrative-design/
Starfinder - say "Alexa, open Starfinder" or head over to http://www.amazon.com/Paizo-Alexa-Games-Starfinder/dp/B082SZRSRJ
The Vortex - https://www.amazon.com/Doppio-Games-The-Vortex/dp/B07JJV13G3/
The Sims Stories - https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Arts-The-Sims-Stories/dp/B07VX8KJJ4
Ticket to Ride - https://www.amazon.com/Days-of-Wonder-Ticket-Ride/dp/B08178MR5M/
Featured Alexa Game skills - http://bit.ly/featuredalexagames
Episode 026 - VoiceFirst Conversations with Amazon Music
In episode 26 of the podcast Dave chats with Kintan Brahmbhatt, Director and Head of Product at Amazon Music. The two discuss the beginnings of Amazon Music, the evolution of conversational interaction, integrating customer feedback, as well as some Alexa Amazon Music features you may not know about!
Episode 025 - Chatting with Your Customers Daily through Flash Briefings
In episode 25 of the podcast Dave chats with Dr. Teri Fisher, a TEDx Speaker, Physician, Podcaster and well known face in the #VoiceFirst community. Teri has created a wealth of online eudcational content for Alexa Flash Brieing and shares some incredible numbers around how he has engaged with his customers through Voice.
Alexa in Canada Podcast: Alexaincanada.com
Flash Briefing Training: Createaflashbriefing.com and Flashbriefingformula.com
Episode 024 - The Voice Generation Will Include All Generations
In this episode Dave chats with Theo Lau about how Voice can enable access to technology in previously excluded groups. This includes younger children who can speak but not read and write yet as well as older generations who have seen technology as a barrier. Voice enables all generations to easily engage with technology seamlessly, and naturally.
Theo’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/psb_dc
Theo’s LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/theodoralau/
Great Encouragement for Beginner Alexa Developers
Discovered this podcast on my new journey to develop Alexa Skills. The guests are very interesting and offer a lot of encouragement for aspiring Alexa developers. Highly recommended.
Shaggy Dog Stories
Dave, you got to get to the point or allow your guest(s) talk more. They tend to be experts in the show topic, so I would love to hear more from them.