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Hack the UK with Amazon Alexa (open to problem solvers worldwide!)
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Alexa, the voice service that powers the Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Every skill you create makes Alexa smarter. Alexa's skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer, and more.

We want students to use their summer break to build skills that are locally relevant to Alexa users within the UK. These skills should pertain specifically to UK users and make the everyday lives of these customers easier.  If you were using Alexa in the UK, what might you want to know?  Consider the following locally relevant examples as you brainstorm for your skill:

  • - local rubbish collection days and types
  • - UK concert tours or music festivals
  • - local theatre information and show times
  • - local leisure facilities timetables and opening hours