AWS re:Invent Alexa Skill Contest

Amazon Alexa challenges AWS re:Invent attendees to build innovative voice experiences with a $10,000 Alexa skill contest.

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Winning entries

Grand Prize

Baby Checkr
Intermediate
  • 1,291
  • 17

Full instructions

An Alexa skill for determining if your baby is sleeping. "Check the little stink before having your next drink".

Baby Checkr

Team Baby Checkr

Finalist

Alexa Chaos Monkey
Intermediate
  • 1,658
  • 10

Full instructions

Ensure your operations are either serverless or your servers are immutable with this chaos monkey Alexa app!

Alexa Chaos Monkey

Team A Cloud Guru

Finalist

GetTickets
Advanced
  • 617
  • 1

Full instructions

Getting movie showtimes and tickets in a jiffy thanks to Alexa!

GetTickets

Team Rleyh

Finalist

Ms Doubtfire helping you take care of baby & yourself
Intermediate
  • 163
  • 2

Work in progress

Brings empathy & everyday help to parents in caring for baby & themselves. Multi platform assistant, learns & suggests to make lives simpler

Finalist

Beer Scout - powered by Untappd
Intermediate
  • 431
  • 6

Protip

Beer Scout is a social app that provides users access to beer, brewery, and beer ratings information.

Beer Scout - powered by Untappd

Team I think I'll have another

Finalist

DineTime Alexa Skill
  • 236
  • 0

Ask Alexa for the wait time at DineTime Restaurants

Finalist

Tabata Workout
Intermediate
  • 123
  • 0

Work in progress

A short Tabata style workout helper that tracks your reps.

Tabata Workout

Team Tabata Workout

Finalist

Catch Me Up - Your No Pics Instagram Fix
Intermediate
  • 190
  • 0

Get your celebrity Instagram fix without the need for pics.

Finalist

Mars Rover Mission: A slow paced adventure game.
Intermediate
  • 166
  • 2

We've re-established contact with the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and restored limited control. You are the Spirit mission manager.

Finalist

AlexaWP
Intermediate
  • 1,208
  • 22

Full instructions

WordPress plugin that enables any WordPress site to create Alexa skills, allowing users to consume a sites content through voice.

Finalist

Alexa Pagerduty
Easy
  • 420
  • 6

Ever have an alert go off for work and you're hands are not free to see what's going on? Well now Alexa can help totally hands free!

Alexa Pagerduty

Team Turbulent Pandas

Other entries

Knock Knock Who? Exactly
Advanced
  • 3,081
  • 20

Full instructions

Real-time background analysis of the person at your door.

Classic Zork
Advanced
  • 951
  • 8

We have wrapped the original public domain binary for the classic adventure game, "Zork," to be run on lambda and controlled via Alexa.

Classic Zork

Team DevOps Dungeoneers

Alexa Fables
Intermediate
  • 252
  • 5

"Alexa, ask Fables for a story."

Baseball Game
Easy
  • 206
  • 3

Full instructions

Let's play the baseball game with Alexa. Alexa will make three digit numbers, and you guess.

Blackjack Trainer
Intermediate
  • 156
  • 2

Blackjack Trainer teaches you how to play blackjack more effectively so that you can have fun at re:Invent without losing your shirt.

UITS Wayfinding
Intermediate
  • 63
  • 1

Lets you find out where rooms are when you first enter the Computer Center at the University of Arizona.

Voice Controlled Smart Home
Intermediate
  • 8,350
  • 42

Full instructions

Control your home appliances by using your voice.

Alexa powered Automated Cat Feeder
Advanced
  • 4,261
  • 29

Full instructions

Use Alexa to control your Raspberry Powered Cat Feeder

Trellexa
  • 1,132
  • 22

Trellexa helps Echo users manager their todo list and Kanban boards in Trello with an easy-to-use voice control interface.

Trellexa

Team EBSCO-Ops&Fin

Smart Alexa
Advanced
  • 1,269
  • 15

Protip

SmartAlexa can connect with Amazon Alexa devices as a Smart Home Skill to give you command of your home through voice controls.

Personal Recruiter
Intermediate
  • 874
  • 12

Full instructions

We have developed a skill that conducts interview with you.

Personal Recruiter

Team unemployed

How to make Alexa speak your language
Easy
  • 1,566
  • 9

This project brings unsupported languages to Amazon Alexa.

Alexa  Spice: Google Translate
Intermediate
  • 1,109
  • 7

Protip

An use-full Alexa Skill which uses Google Translate API to translate list of spices in World to different language.

Beer buddy
Advanced
  • 481
  • 7

The skill app for beer recommendation, and checkin on your favorite beer social network

Beer buddy

Team BeerBuddy

Stellar Cartography
Intermediate
  • 296
  • 7

Full instructions

Stellar Cartography is a way for teachers to deliver information about the solar system in a fun and compelling way.

Stellar Cartography

Team Genius Create

Song Genius
Intermediate
  • 456
  • 5

Full instructions

Find out what your favorite song lyrics really mean or use lyrics to find songs you don't know the names of!

Alexa Skill - Fitness Assistant
Intermediate
  • 146
  • 5

Protip

We have developed a voice-enabled fitness assistant which guides a user in most aspects of Beachbody's fitness and nutrition regime.

ReadyRoom
Advanced
  • 58
  • 4

Full instructions

Keep everyone up to date on the status of meeting rooms. Just tell Alexa when the room is ready and she'll update the ReadyRoom dashboard.

ReadyRoom

Team EventCollab

Guess My Age
Easy
  • 255
  • 3

Protip

Follow the instructions of Alexa and she will guess your age!

Guess My Age

Team Bensp

Drizzle Cloud
Intermediate
  • 310
  • 3

Full instructions

An Alexa skill which calls the Dark Sky API to determine if it will rain in the next hour or not by specifying the co-ordinates of your city

Air Quality Alexa skill
Intermediate
  • 418
  • 3

Full instructions

Have you ever wondered if the air quality outside is good before leaving? Now you can check it out with Alexa and get some recommendations.

Spells for Muggle
Intermediate
  • 301
  • 3

Full instructions

Learn magic spells taught in Hogwarts from Spells for Muggle and challenge yourself with a quiz.

Kollywood Heros
  • 193
  • 3

Kollywood Heros is a skill that asks the customers about their admired hero in Kollywood, one of the finest film industry in India.

Kollywood Heros

Team Emerging Engineer

Worldwide Surf Report
  • 177
  • 2

A simple to use alexa experience to be able to access surf reports for any location worldwide. Comes with unique "best" day to surf feature!

Worldwide Surf Report

Team Worldwide Accessible Surf Reporting

Lets Get Active
  • 62
  • 1

An active lifestyle keeps you both healthy and happy... Now you can use Alexa to find upcoming running races!

Lets Get Active

Team Phillip Markert

YEG Bus Alexa Skill
  • 141
  • 1

The YEG Bus Alexa Skill provides upcoming bus schedules sourced from the Edmonton Transit System's realtime data feed.

My Life
  • 78
  • 1

Find out about your past posts on facebook by talking to Alexa!

Santa Claus
  • 38
  • 1

Alexa has a direct line to Santa Claus so you can ask questions and track his location.

Fantasy Sport Skill
Advanced
  • 82
  • 1

Protip

Around 100M people play Fantasy Sports every year! We now bring the game to your home using Alexa.

Fantasy Sport Skill

Team Fantasy Sport

Deep Breath
Easy
  • 158
  • 1

How often do you find yourself overwhelmed? Do you ever need to just take a breath and recompose yourself? Then ask Alexa!

Deep Breath

Team DrawnToDigital

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