Devpost, an online community for developers, is hosting a new hackathon specifically for Amazon Alexa skills. Devpost is looking for an Alexa skills that make “life more enjoyable, organized and / or convenient.” Submissions will be judged on quality of the idea, implementation and its potential value to Alexa users.
The competition is open until May 9, and prizes will total over $40,000 including a $5,000 cash prize for first place. Despite Alexa being a relatively new computing platform, there are already more than 1,800 participants. And this number could increase given Amazon’s new offer to provide free AWS credits to Alexa developers. To learn more the Devpost Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge, click here.