Book me Alexa!

That is the name of my team. Four Makers working together for the next two and final weeks – final project! 😱

I am very happy to be assigned to work with the people I really like in my cohort, and get to develop a VUI-based app, something I have never done before. I feel it will be very challenging, since none of us has a previous experience of working with the tech stack we chose for this project, but that is exactly why we ended up at Makers – for our innate need to be constantly challenged in life 😆 – a curse or a blessing? –   and that is exactly what we were taught at Makers, to learn fast, to be tech agnostic. To have fun 🤓

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of Alexa skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer, and more.

We decided to develop a room booking app, where you could use Alexa to book a room at Makers (or wherever else you wish) for your meeting or Yoga Class. Who knows Makers, knows that is a constant struggle to get a free room to work in, and there is no automatic solution in place, therefore, we decided it is high time to change things and develop one.

I will try to post here a couple of times for the next two weeks to keep you updated on how we are getting on. 💪


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