[Cs-contests] FW: Invitation from Amazon Alexa Team

Sclaroff, Stan sclaroff at bu.edu
Wed Apr 12 15:23:19 EDT 2017



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Stan Sclaroff
Associate Dean of the Faculty, Mathematical & Computational Sciences
Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Boston University

From: John Huang <john at mindsumo.com>
Reply-To: John Huang <john at mindsumo.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:20 AM
To: "Sclaroff, Stan" <sclaroff at bu.edu>
Subject: Invitation from Amazon Alexa Team

Hi Professor Sclaroff,

On behalf of the Amazon Alexa Development Team, I'd like to invite all of your students to come join a new virtual hackathon that we are hosting on our MindSumo innovation platform.

For this special competition, Amazon is asking students from all over the world to use technology for good by creating a new Amazon Alexa skill that improves the sustainability or accessibility of the world around us.

Amazon Alexa | Hack Your World Contest<http://links.mindsumo.com/wf/click?upn=AzPSOWG35LWGIQgEcGFvCzd2dxJDTPbDGGlmvEn7cCq7bK2-2BW3h0tStL4Dw6p3ToWBuN3nybLbrohdGzpZ-2BwC6eLRzlNOvPW35-2FA6IQUpFpmZsxjxCUyOeEQyPYIPIhc_lQVTI8lMrRpEx8I8Osd-2FGdAAog26Jis-2F-2FPelOiCzNjrqb-2BFGW3OU7zz5TUgpfAjZ-2BS-2BY68bo8vVmFgYUAlbca7nrAwuDuF9RCnZz7bZkv0p6Zat5hqShpGX8FxYESvvqaZ2T0rHzBX1PLBjshj2jKGGV1DZ9yRf61PU-2FFGS1asW-2BUhJC-2BNI6TXEFcC1CEiyTNlfV-2BGZ7OCs7I4oESTx3maqvPtlOJLPtmveG-2FlAk2oqsPbc1r1k3AX7ohaRSbrMbR1eIoc3wSl5Wwr-2BXiayGpck2tCbHkAN7v5aNMkDavGCrw304jWV3ztxT-2BJPj8qnppT3-2FDQ-2B-2!%20BZQxAzp71jKwB5g5GU9U8EZlO-2FAG83i5uf-2FXz6bkLOlkA8fhWjjQIL9Az9mS9xbTswvbZJPgQX-2F7bMAMS6b0nhOybL-2F3MKUEqQk1Y-2Ba0nryB8zECL90AdJtn9Z5IVGmJSgtuY2aJr9wUUHrTjT8T9rzXDm76f2CFA7l7RIa4vxwtiE4P4LnL-2FyKiC8JEQtaKNmotJEQJ9UiA3UaP3QvQustzRZzs5pMA3OFqsvGanbh2ndBM-2FcegDu2AvJ-2Ba9IvkgYkOttoILBRWvpDIHlwOW33haSImek9p5R6xP-2F-2FJW0DYsv1JUMS6fv7KXZSWJwbIW0-2FROi7JY6tZ9gqEfcD4GU15uL8AOB-2BCJIoNm3OGZ0tczSdqZkr3KpEgulwrAjXhubtdyX49JrGy0noEb20dYFlLE4uDiRaXRH9yaOI7QsRcGYMTUW70AMi7clSCdD-2Fl0KE0XIkrHJSb2sOojInFfUDHkXn5Jg5Borjj-2F7OoApiqomzQ-2Fv7ZOPv-2B4>

For the official announcement from Amazon:
Calling All University Students to Hack Your World with Amazon Alexa <http://links.mindsumo.com/wf/click?upn=-2B2qNy9QAHvZt9vcXNdzrHmSvBJhnYNd9wne2GhGtDxOWP0Mb-2BsocMFwuwAzUOVfCZj9ifhnZke-2BLn0zfLyJ7a9o9qSJ2ze6ePjFpTEu-2BqmhLsT8u4-2BSlMKN0kYFbu1Urnxz6GfVMNzqlYy8UZ2Y6od0IKPXqfMWB92namT26Cv5ITsD0TXVzHJNQrYv-2B51S-2FLLXikcM-2BXSz6nObwCJba45peWN4PHcooNRQhN14UMurCe0bowlWhbvs2G-2BkxgDKU7XW61lBl9qbW677nWy1-2Fpax2srO4O!%20DJJJ2KK6uIwgts-3D_lQVTI8lMrRpEx8I8Osd-2FGdAAog26Jis-2F-2FPelOiCzNjrqb-2BFGW3OU7zz5TUgpfAjZ-2BS-2BY68bo8vVmFgYUAlbca7nrAwuDuF9RCnZz7bZkv0p6Zat5hqShpGX8FxYESvvqaZ2T0rHzBX1PLBjshj2jKGGV1DZ9yRf61PU-2FFGS1asW-2BUhJC-2BNI6TXEFcC1CEiyTNlfV-2BGZ7OCs7I4oESTx3maqvPtlOJLPtmveG-2FlAk2oqsPbc1r1k3AX7ohaRSbrMbR1eIoc3wSl5Wwr-2BXiayGpck2tCbHkAN7v5aNMkDavGCrw304jWV3ztxT-2BJPj8qnppT3-2FDQ-2B-2BZQxAzp71jKwB5g5GU9U8EZlO-2FAG83i5uf-2FXz6bkLOlkA8fhWjjQIL9Az9mS9xbTswvbZJPgQX-2F7bMMymAB9x2obEwj33xgI79XxkwL8Ke04xr7opCyxh0dBmDH5dYL2HiCOCCddoahQI2ZWl64ZdJCkSksh0qeQEiTjQldy-2FLc-2FVxJXIM-2BricjUKhWvtQAOlMCLwJlwwTVgJA8pcvx08M7T7Z8gbDGAiTg7tSqIXCovM1H6clVW69gXFguSynkjpJB-2BPBhwyzvur3oYLe-2BCMlboeaC2sEyTEBcG2r5iYrVmeNyU0RCbFu2C6lvCSaPpyWqWhJ5BBd-2BniPWDLPCOaPHizoIcgZktR-2FSsqVYH0PTVGR04kO0Jmo15wkYgIlc6c7zUWxyBt9MLOVMZVe-2BT2GpPPkSgSTe631gPOVgAMP733s1P6d1T-2BzRKQt918fOLkal2eAEQe4bg-2Bn-2FTYNgqmX1brAmtMe0R-2FXusPq0tSrzOoXlRH9T6g71Kr>

Students that participate will have a chance to earn cash prizes! and an Amazon Echo for the best skill. Also, skills developed in this contest that pass the Alexa certifica tion test will be available on the official Amazon Alexa store for anyone to download.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to apply the knowledge they are learning in your classroom towards an amazing cause and get recognized by one of the most important companies in the world. Here's an example of that in a past Alexa Hackathon we recently completed:
College Students Hack Their Dorm with Amazon Alexa <http://links.mindsumo.com/wf/click?upn=-2B2qNy9QAHvZt9vcXNdzrHmSvBJhnYNd9wne2GhGtDxOWP0Mb-2BsocMFwuwAzUOVfCx-2FGaVX1-2B-2F-2FglRzYwrVQV5GLTio-2FSQ15JuXLJfMx5Enx188WUMubLtlMOfZqs7mmFz5SacOJT5r6KNsuVs78fr8Q67Djzp514Yvl5IRlNq6G1TPLzcFPlkuaMihD3nmxbaR0f2xGmGt-2Fy1C6KOteSDwXfZ7PjzfJFO4Fmzsv9IipcwWw3JP6hUZ7-2BuJkfWzOw5hJgf7ylVwU7F70uxb7I-2B7kjzs2Mv6VYRGLzkyzQjzE-3D_lQVTI8lMrRpEx8I8Osd-2FGdAAog26Jis-2F-2FPelOiCzNjrqb-2BFGW3OU7zz5TUgpfAjZ-2BS-2BY68bo8vVmFgYUAlbca7nrAwuDuF9RCnZz7bZkv0p6Zat5hqShpGX8FxYESvvqaZ2T0rHzBX1PLBjshj2jKGGV1DZ9yRf61PU-2FFGS1asW-2BUhJC-2BNI6TXEFcC1CEiyTNlfV-2BGZ7OCs7I4oESTx3maqvPt!%20lOJLPtmveG-2FlAk2oqsPbc1r1k3AX7ohaRSbrMbR1eIoc3wSl5Wwr-2BXiayGpck2tCbHkAN7v5aNMkDavGCrw304jWV3ztxT-2BJPj8qnppT3-2FDQ-2B-2BZQxAzp71jKwB5g5GU9U8EZlO-2FAG83i5uf-2FXz6bkLOlkA8fhWjjQIL9Az9mS9xbTswvbZJPgQX-2F7bMDUV7yZlR3sNXXtc9z29HBj5vxg3KURFSTMXyxZ-2FI-2BFRRtjFBfpMyDcJkpT1lQixZqHA-2FLg7bQcyySDfqGoGlwV-2FnA-2FqRPWQ-2F3SVwvvfDJhcWyP7vha2xmfphKOUjx1QowgHDTCIaIR9D7QcBQer7cZRySH-2BcIVXQYbEwMxUc2mNQUY1VUAB8eNniXmmRLAmzSILTYAVptUfkOjZU941txNdywWYytZyOVGwtKu59hsYkCALDdNSXq8XmU4Xt51AK2kK04oHhtCFsr4cRWgZUf9y-2FM-2Fha3aTUYTycshtKJwvhss5xLlZhh8P3Jp9tLM9tX0OJlWfgqOTCz16cQ0WZmFqVxzT0YgvcBGFXPX2NLFrvrrHEZ-2Bsrtzfc3lrIBaWqpmk0kVvR88EEKQXR33xJjuwNiLjlO-2F-2F-2Bq6nHcr4lOVw>

I just have one small favor to ask. Would you mind sharing this opportunity with your students? A simple forward of this email to your classes would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks!
John Huang, MindSumo
Bert! rand Vacherot, Amazon Alexa Marketing Manager

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