Hi, I'm Rod Ellison 👋

Senior Software Engineer and Technical Artist

Alexa Skill - The Conch Republic

Alexa Skill - The Conch Republic

This Golang based AWS Alexa SDK Skill utilizes AWS Step Functions, SQS, SNS, DynamoDB, Translate, and external API data to provide a highly dynamic customer experience for obtaining official calendar event information from the Florida Keys Event Calendar.

The skill incorporates APL (Alexa Presentation Language), to provide a visual output for display enabled devices.

One major feature of this Alexa skill, is the use of AWS Translate. As many users are from South Florida, and speak spanish, it was important to be able to dynamically convert Event data into spanish, as well as have Alexa speak spanish to users who have enabled it as their default language.