1-3 March 2019

City, University London

Drupal and Alexa - Interact with Drupal via voice commands

  • Familiar with Drupal.
  • Understanding of Drupal Web Services.
  • Familiar with AWS and Alexa
  • Comfortable with NodeJS


Session details

Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon. It is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real-time information, such as news.

This session aims to teach attendees how to create an Alexa Skill that can interact with a Drupal Application. You will be surprised on how easy this integration is! Alexa skills are easy to create and easy to manage. This integration will be a huge step up regarding site accessibility performing actions through voice commands.

During this session, I will show how to integrate Alexa with Drupal and use voice commands to perform actions with a Drupal application such as:

  • create content
  • retrieve content
  • retrieve information about a user
  • access site statistics

Main Topics:

  • Drupal WebServices
  • Alexa Skill
  • Ask cli
  • Ask SDK
  • AWS Lambda Function

At the end of the Session the attendee will know how to create the 4 main parts of a Drupal Alexa integration:

  • Create an Alexa skill
  • Insert data into Drupal
  • Retrieve data from Drupal

This will give the attendees unlimited possibility of reusing the knowledge they acquired during the session to create and retrieve data via voice commands.

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Keynote speakers

Rowan Merewood

Developer @ Google

Saturday AM

Preston So

Director of R&I @ Acquia

Sunday AM

Sally Young

Developer @ Lullabot

Closing Keynote

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