Can You Help Amazon Create a New Skill for Alexa for a Chance to Win $1,000?
MindSumo has partnered with Amazon on a new MindSumo challenge to see who can create the best new skill for Alexa to use in a college dorm room. The student that creates the best skill wins $1,000 plus their very own Alexa!
This MindSumo challenge is a great way for college students to work on the next big idea that has the ability to impact millions of people. Imagine how cool it would be to have a skill that you created get added to Alexa and used by college students around the world! Not only is that an awesome bullet for the resume but it’s a great way for you to get noticed by one of the top tech companies in the world.
As voice technology becomes ubiquitous around us, new and current developers are quickly learning about voice user interfaces (VUI). As a student, you are well positioned to create intuitive ways for people to interact with technology and can make a big impact on the interfaces of tomorrow. This contest is your chance to show customers on millions of Alexa-enabled devices what you can build. Check out what Alexa can already do:
Don’t worry if you aren’t a programmer. Amazon has provided all the tools that you need to build your idea and you can always bring in a partner. Make sure you check out these Amazon tools and templates that will have you done building a skill in less than an hour.
Here is the awesome prize list for the best ideas:
First place: $1,000 and an Amazon Echo.
Second place: $300 and an Amazon Tap.
Third place: $300 and an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation).
The first 10 submissions to publish their skills and submit a contest entry here and who are not selected as first, second or third place winners will receive an Amazon Tap.
Everyone who publishes a skill is eligible for a limited edition Alexa Developer hoodie.
Come check out the full details of the Amazon Challenge on our Challenge Page.