Amazon Alexa Skill Development Class in Partnership with Atlanta BridgeCommunity and Year Up Greater Atlanta

CapTech partnering with the Atlanta BridgeCommunity Outreach program has just completed a 5-week boot camp where young Atlanta residents provided by the Non-Profit Organization, Year-Up, learned how to program solutions using voice activation interfaces based on Amazon Alexa. On September 21st in Atlanta, the 20 students who participated in the program will have the opportunity to showcase their skills. This showcase is the final presentation of the student's proof-of-concept development for the Echo Dot. Members of the business community and media are being invited to attend.

The BridgeCommunity is a unique commercialization program that grows the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Atlanta through startup engagement, partnerships, a powerful corporate member-to-member network and a local community initiative to help raise the technical skill level from high school onwards.

Year Up's mission is to close the opportunity divide – the gap between millions of available middle-skills jobs and millions of talented youth – by providing low-income young adults with the skills and experience to empower them to reach their full potential through higher education and professional careers.