Alexa Meetup @ Xebia Hilversum Voice Search and Purchase

Thu Sep. 5 2019 00:00 Xebia Hilversum, Laapersveld 27, 1213 VB Hilversum

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Voice User Experience is gradually spreading in the world.

In this meetup, the speakers will talk about searching and purchasing using voice technology.


18:00 Registration, drinks, and food 19:00 A quick primer into the world of Voice 19:30 Enhance Search Experience with Voice Search 20:15 The In Skill Purchasing (ISP) of Amazon Alexa 21:00 Drinks & networking 21:30 End


A quick primer into the world of Voice

In this talk Mike will briefly set out the context of the ever growing voice ecosystem. After that he’ll take you along in creating your first Alexa skill so you can start contributing too.

Speaker: Mike Woudenberg

Search experience is important to behave as better smart assistant. But customizing search for your service quickly becomes complex. Imagine lots of resources, indexing, personalization, response times, and currently you could consider using Machine Learning.

How to reduce noice? How to personalize the result and the experience? How to index data for voice?

Speaker: Dustin Coates (Algolia Voice Tech Lead)

The In Skill Purchasing (ISP) of Amazon Alexa

The “In Skill Purchasing” is a feature of Alexa Skill. You can sell the premium voice contents in your Alexa Skill. In the US, ISP is gradually increasing in the Skill Store. Although ISP is currently only available in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, it will launched in other countries. Unfortunately, ISP cannot be used in The Nederlands yet.

When you consider to publish an Alexa Skill (or Voice Content), ISP will be main topic to drive your business.

Should we learn this purchase experience as an early adopter?

Speaker Max Amordeluso


Xebia@Hilversum Laapersveld 27, 1213 VB Hilversum

How to reach the location?

  • By car, there is a free parking on-site.
  • By public transport, it’s just a 5 minute walk from NS Hilversum Sportpark.

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