John Ruzick, Senior Consultant at Improving. John started his career at NCR Corporation where he held positions as a Network Engineer, Planview Application Specialist and ultimately US IT Field Operations Manager. In 2015, John joined Innovative Architects (now Improving) where he has worked on several long-term projects, helping clients with desktop application development, web development, SQL Server Integration Services, and BizTalk Server. When not spending time with his wife and puppy, you can find John on the golf course or tinkering with his 3D printer and intelligent home bar.
If you’ve ever asked “Alexa, how do you build an Alexa Skill?” you’ve probably been disappointed with her answer of “Sorry I don’t know that.” In this session I’ll walk through how I developed a solution to bring Alexa voice integration to my 3D printer using Azure Functions, AWS Cognito, and account linking. We’ll also look at the Skill certification and review process for publishing your skill to the Alexa Skill Store. This session is guaranteed to make you smarter than Alexa!