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That Conference

Ryan Miller, App Dev Consultant in our Columbus office, will head to Wisconsin this summer to present at That Conference. The 3-day event brings the developer community together to explore the Internet of Things, and all technologies used for mobile, web, and cloud

The Making of My Teenage Daughter, Alexa

August 8 | 4 p.m. | Room E

I have an 11-year-old child and a 14-year-old child and I’ve discovered a real pattern with the speech of these two. Unfortunately, sometimes they aren’t around because they’re at school or maybe off at camp. In those times, I have no one around to tell me how much everything sucks. That got me thinking, “Some poor folks don’t even have a teenager in the house. How would they know that everything sucks?” With the proper skill, Alexa can help them out. 

In this session, we'll build an Alexa Skill called Teenage Daughter. We'll code in C# and use Azure Functions as our backing service. We'll cover Custom Slots, Intent Schema, Utterances, and Testing; we'll delve into Azure functions and how to create multiple environments to keep our production instance separate from development instance; and we'll cover any other tips and tricks that I've learned while creating my Teenage Daughter.

To learn more about That Conference, please visit


Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI


August 7-9, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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