Category Alexa

The Prokop Hospital Virtual Agent

To know me in real life is to know that I have a hard time sitting still.  If I see a dirty dish in the sink, I wash it.  If my lawn needs mowing, I’m out there with the mower.  My idea of relaxation is a 40-mile bike ride. This bleeds into my programming life […]

Moving From the Contact Center Agent to the Smart Speaker

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right. Thomas Paine Old habits are hard to break.  In order to remind myself of the behaviors I want to stop doing, I recently put together a list of the worst of mine.  I keep it close at hand […]

Building Alexa Applications for IoT

A few weeks ago, I shared the work I have been doing in creating bots for Google Home smart speakers.  As cool as those applications are (in my humble opinion), I don’t ever want to be thought of as a one trick pony, so I recently turned my attention to doing the same for Amazon’s […]