Amazon Alexa and the new world of Voice UI

DATE: Thursday, May 25, 2017  
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Social Time
  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Dinner
  7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. – Presentation
COST: $10- $15, See information in Reservations


Human interaction with the internet is moving beyond keyboards and computers. Mr. David Stacy from Amazon Web Services will describe and demonstrate how Amazon is using its Echo products and Alexa assistant to implement speech recognition and response in commercial and consumer spaces. He will describe the backend hardware and software technologies such as Lex and Polly that support these capabilities, and share Amazon’s vision of future technologies and applications.


David Stacy is a senior consultant with Amazon Web Services, specializing in DevOps, IoT and cloud migrations. Although David grew up in Michigan, he has been a longtime member of the Cincinnati IT community working at places like Digineer, Seapine Software, GE, and startups and Cordata.  David lives with his family in Maineville, OH.


Buffet Menu:  Homemade Potato & Chicken Noodle Soups, Salad & Baked Potato Bar, Toppings: Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Bacon, Sliced Hardboiled Eggs, Sauteed Mushrooms & Garlic, Diced Broccoli & Diced Turkey, Cottage Cheese, Breadsticks

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS: Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  (Note: Meeting list on webpage is slow to load on some browsers)

Reservations close at midnight on Sunday May 21, 2017. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by midnight, Sunday May 21, 2017

WALK-INS (those without reservations): You are welcome to attend this meeting and/or enjoy the dinner even if you did not register in advance. Walk-ins pay a higher $15 dinner fee. Raffel’s determines our cost based on the number of plates used; if you choose to have dinner, please pay the fee if you eat even if you arrive late or didn’t pre-register.

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