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Goodwin to Host CT Invention Convention Amazon Echo Hackathon

Goodwin to Host CT Invention Convention Amazon Echo Hackathon
Saturday, July 9, 2016
Goodwin College Business and Manufacturing Center
One Pent Road
East Hartford, CT 06118
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$10 event fee includes light lunch and dinner

What’s Amazon Echo?

Amazon Echo is a voice-enabled, wireless speaker capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real time information. The Echo has an incredible future and you can be part of it!

What’s this event all about?

You will learn how to program and use this device to get information — and control the world! This new technology will have a major global impact and you can help make it happen. Engineers from Amazon will teach you what you need to know, and you will be creating apps for the Echo in no time. Bring a Window or Mac laptop; some loaners will be available. Amazon will award lots of prizes to participants — anyone who attends can submit 3 apps within 30 days of the event and get a free Amazon Tap worth $130!

Who can participate?

Anyone over 12 years old who enjoys cutting-edge technology — and having fun — is welcome, regardless of skill level or experience. Come as an individual, part of a team, or make friends while you’re here. Goodwin students and employees can receive a 25% discount by entering promo code “Goodwin” when registering online.

What will I learn?

Engineers from Amazon will teach you what you need to know, and you will be creating apps for the Echo in no time. Bring a Window or Mac laptop; some loaners will be available. Amazon will award lots of prizes to participants — anyone who attends can submit three apps within 30 days of the event and get a free Amazon Tap worth $130!

Sounds great! How do I sign up?

For more registration and information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackster-amazon-present-alexa-skill-building-101-tickets-25747944796. Additional information: Jake Mendelssohn, CIC Outreach Director, at jake@ctinventionconvention.org. CIC website: www.ctinventionconvention.org.