Bixby Developers Chat with Roger Kibbe

Are you a voice developer or designer? Are you excited about the future of voice? Are you curious about an ambient computing future where our TV's, appliances, watches, phones, and more can talk with you to create new experiences? Join us on the Bixby Developers Chat to learn about Bixby and conversational AI. Join host Roger Kibbe as he talks with guests about voice, AI, Bixby, technology innovation and where the exciting Voice industry is going.

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Roger Kibbe @rogerkibbe is a senior developer evangelist for Viv Labs/Samsung

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Samsung Bixby is a next-generation, AI platform that enables developers to build rich voice and conversational AI experiences for the Bixby Marketplace, and Bixby devices including phones, watches, televisions, smart appliances, and more.

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Meet the Viv Labs Bixby Evangelists

MAY 25, 2020 | EPISODE 13

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Show notes

This episode is a little different, we turn the "microphone around" so to speak and interview the Viv Labs Bixby evangelism team.

The Viv Labs Developer Evangelists (Advocates) are responsible for introducing Bixby to and supporting ongoing Bixby development for developers, designers and organizations.

You may have seen John, Jonathan or Roger at conferences, seen and heard them in videos or followed them on Twitter. But what are their backgrounds? Where did they work? What brought them to voice? What do they see in the future for voice?

Or perhaps you are interested in what developer evangelism/advocates do? What makes a good evangelist? What types of backgrounds do evangelists have?

All this and more on this episode of the Bixby Developers Chat.

John Alioto is the Chief Developer Evangelist for Bixby - listen to what he has to say about evangelism. what works, what doesn't and how to spot an up and coming evangelist

Jonathan Pan is a developer evangelist for Bixby. Listen to hear about Jon's 180 degree career turn and how a coding bootcamp lead him to evangelism

Roger Kibbe is a senior developer evangelist for Bixby. What is a psychology major doing in developer evangelism? Listen to find out

Keeping in touch with the evangelists:

John Alioto

Twitter: Follow John on Twitter @jpalioto
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/john-p-alioto

Jonathan Pan

Twitter: Follow John on Twitter @JohnWithoutTheH
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jonmpan

Roger Kibbe

Twitter: Follow John on Twitter @rogerkibbe
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/rkibbe/



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Voice and shortcasts with Armel Beaudry of Trebble.fm

MAY 11, 2020 | EPISODE 12

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Show notes

In this episode, we talk with Armel Beaudry, the CEO and founder of Trebble.fm. Learn about Armel's journey from growing up in Cameroon to voice-first entrepreneur!

Armel shares the history of Trebble.fm, how it started as a music sharing app, and evolved into a shortcast platform. A shortcast is a 2-3 minute podcast. You may also know them as Flash Briefings on Alexa.

We talk about the advantages of shortcasts and how less is more; Shortcasts allow you to get what you need in the shortest time possible. Compare this to social media where you are encouraged to spend as much time as possible and getting what you need means wading through a lot of content.

Armel discusses the technology behind Trebble and what building his newest client (Bixby) was like.

Armel gives advice for those thinking of creating a shortcast or a podcast. He also discusses how to go from good to great with an established audience.

We wind up by talking about the future for shortcasts and voice. We discuss the value of interactive advertising and how it would open up monetization. We also talk about where the voice industry is and where it will go!

Links from the show

Email: armelbeaudry@trebble.com
Twitter: Follow Armel on Twitter @armelbeaudry
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/armelbeaudry/



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Voice in education with Julie Daniel Davis

APRIL 27, 2020 | EPISODE 11

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Show notes

In this episode, we talk with Julie Daniel Davis. Julie is the "voice" for voice in education, a Bixby Premier Developer, and an Alexa Champion.

Julie shares how she was an early adopter of voice in the classroom. She shares the story of getting her first voice assistant, being inspired by the first Alexa Conference, and early and ongoing experiments putting Alexa and voice devices into a classroom.

Julie is the host of a podcast and flash briefing "Voice in Education' and she talks about the history of the podcast and where it is now. Julie also shares some valuable insight for those thinking of creating their own podcasts/flash briefing.

We dive deep into how technology is used in schools today and what works and doesn't work. What are the opportunities for voice? What are teachers doing today with voice and what should they do tomorrow? We talk about how the experience and lessons learned from remote education during the Coronavirus epidemic can change and improve education. What does the voice industry need to do to have voice fulfill its enormous potential in education?

Our children are our future, if you are interested in how voice can help educate our children or the huge opportunity in voice in education, this is a must-listen show.

Links from the show

Web: juliedavisedu.com
Email: juliedavisedu@gmail.com
Twitter: Follow Julie on Twitter @juliedavisEDU
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/juliedavisedu



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Voice development and empowering women in voice with Jennie Stenhouse

APRIL 13, 2020 | EPISODE 10

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Show notes

In this episode, we talk with Jennie Stenhouse. Jennie is an accomplished voice developer and the COO of Women in Voice

We talk with Jennie about how she got started with voice, the creative process she goes through, and how one can leverage a technical framework/capability over and over again to unleash creativity.

Jennie is particularly passionate about combining location data with voice and we discuss what she has built here and opportunities for the future including how adding biometric data would open up even more creative possibilities.

Jennie has been involved with Women in Voice, an organization to empower women in the voice industry, for some time. Recently she became COO of the organization. We discuss what Women in Voice does and how to empower women in voice and the tech industry in general. What can we all do to achieve gender parity and equality in voice and tech?

Interested in how an accomplished voice developer got started and their successes with Bixby and other platforms? Are you interested in empowering women in the voice and technology industry as a whole? Then this is a must listen show!

Links from the show

Email: jennie@womeninvoice.org
Twitter: Follow Jennie on Twitter @illinx
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jennie-stenhouse-2368093



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Talking Jovo with Jan König and Ruben Aegerter

MARCH 30, 2020 | EPISODE 9

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Show notes

In this episode, we talk with Jan König and Ruben Aegerter about the Jovo framework. The Jovo framework allows one to build cross platform voice and conversational AI applications.

Jovo has long supported Alexa and Google assistant but with the release of v3, Jovo now supports Bixby. We dive into building a Bixby capsule with Jovo and what it takes to add Bixby support to an existing Jovo voice experience.

The talk ranges from the origins of Jovo and its evolution to its future. We talk about voice and conversational AI in general. Where it is today, what works, what needs to improve and the very bright future ahead!

Jovo is a leading conversational AI platform that supports voice assistants, custom voice applications, voice enabled web apps, voice enabled mobile apps and chatbots.

A must listen to understand the history of a voice platform, what it does, where it's going and where the future of the platform and the world of voice is going.

Links from the show

Web: Jovo.tech
Forum: Jovo community forum
Slack: Jovo on Slack
Twitter: Follow Jovo on Twitter @jovotech



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Voice development, speech markdown and Jovo with Mark Tucker

MARCH 16, 2020 | EPISODE 8

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Show notes

In this episode, we talk to Mark Tucker. Mark is a very accomplished voice developer, an Alexa Champion and a Bixby Premier Developer.

Mark talks about getting started with voice on a TI 99/4A, developing his first experiences for Alexa and later Bixby and how he created the Speech Markdown framework.

If you want to hear from a developer who started tinkering with voice, went on to develop several voice experiences and now is a very well known and successful voice developer and architect, this is a must-listen episode.

Links from the show

SpeechMarkdown.org
Jovo.tech
Soar.com
TI 99/4A speech module demo

Twitter: Follow Mark on Twitter @marktucker
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tuckerm/



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Voice development and the creative process with Ilarna Nche

MARCH 02, 2020 | EPISODE 7

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Show Notes

In this episode we talk to Ilarna Nche, a very accomplished voice developer, and recently announced Alexa Champion and the Bixby Developer of the Year. Ilarna shares valuable insight into how to be a successful voice developer. If you are a voice designer/developer, aspiring to be one, or simply interested in the creative and technical process behind building a successful voice experience, this is a must listen episode.

Ilarna talks about how she started developing for voice. She discusses how she started with an interest in technology which lead to broad degree in tech. She discusses how this led to her choosing voice as her technology of choice

We discuss the creative process behind building a great voice experience. Ilarna discusses how she comes up with ideas for voice experiences and gives both design and development hints for building compelling experiences. We also talk about the exciting future for voice.

Links from the show

Web: Adassa Innovations - Ilarna's Capsules and Skills
Web: Matchbox.io
Twitter: Follow Ilarna on Twitter @Ilarna_preach



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Gaming, flash briefings and Voice with Adrian Simple

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 | EPISODE 6

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Show Notes

In this episode, we talk with Adrian Simple who created the very successful shortcast/flash briefing, The Gaming Observer. Are you interested in short form podcasts/flash briefings? Do you wonder how to get started? What is the intersection of voice and gaming? What is the future of voice and gaming?

Listen to Adrian Simple talk about all of these questions and more. Adrian tells us how he came up with the idea for The Gaming Observer, how he launched it and how it has grown. We talk about strategies for launching a flash briefing, keeping listeners engaged and growing your audience.

We also discuss the intersection of voice and gaming. We talk about the history of voice and gaming, what worked, what failed and what the future looks like. Is the future of gaming a controller plus voice? We discuss the both the opportunities and the challenges here.

Links from the show

Web: The Gaming Observer
Wiki: There Came an Echo – modern voice controlled Video Game
YouTube: Adrian's YouTube Channel – videos from Project Voice presentations



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Project Voice Conference – Interviews #3

JANUARY 30, 2020 | EPISODE 5

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Show Notes

The Samsung Bixby team was at the Project Voice conference in Chattanooga Tennessee.

The conference was an incredible experience and a chance to meet, greet and work with fellow industry innovators.

Roger recorded 33 interviews with developers, designers, podcasters and all around voice gurus. Listen to hear their insights into where voice is and where it needs to go!

In this episode, the last of our 3 part series from Project Voice we will hear from the 10 more people.

Guests

Tom Hewitson @tomhewitson
Jon Stine of Open Voice Network @openvoicenet
Steven Arkonovich @SArkonovich
Rafiki Cai @rafikicai
Amy Stapleton @Talks2Bots
Kevin Yu and Ryan Lipkin of SideChef @SideChefApp
Gal Shenar @gshenar
Ian Utile @IanUtile
Teri Fisher @DrTeriFisher



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Project Voice Conference – Interviews #2

JANUARY 28, 2020 | EPISODE 4

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Show Notes

The Samsung Bixby team was at the Project Voice conference in Chattanooga Tennessee.

The conference was an incredible experience and a chance to meet, greet and work with fellow industry innovators.

Roger recorded 33 interviews with developers, designers, podcasters and all around voice gurus. Listen to hear their insights into where voice is and where it needs to go!

In this episode we hear from 8 voice leaders. Tomorrow we will release the last set of interviews which are not be be missed.

Guests

Armel Beaudry @armelbeaudry
Mark Tucker @marktucker
Daniel Hill @danielhillmedia
Braden Ream @ReamBraden
Adva Levin @PretzelVoice
Scot Westwater @scotwestwater
Kane Simms @kanesimms
Keri Roberts @kerinroberts



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Project Voice Conference – Interviews #1

JANUARY 23, 2020 | EPISODE 3

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Show Notes

The Samsung Bixby team was at the Project Voice conference in Chattanooga Tennessee.

The conference was an incredible experience and a chance to meet, greet and work with fellow industry innovators.

Roger recorded 33 interviews with developers, designers, podcasters and all around voice gurus. Listen to hear their insights into where voice is and where it needs to go!

In this episode, we hear from the first 16 people interviewed. Next week we will release the second set of interviews (don't miss it - it includes lots of amazing people including Kane Simms, Mark Tucker, Braden Ream, Adva Levin, Tom Hewitson, Steven Arkonovich, Gal Shenar, Teri Fisher and several other fascinating guests).

Guests

Maarten Lens-FitzGerald @Dutchcowboy
Pat Sweetman @VoiceFirstAI
Arte Merritt @artemerritt
Sunoj Skariah @sunojs
Nick Schwab @nickschwab
Allen Firstenberg @afirstenberg
Einat Laudon @EinatLaudon
Adrian Simple @Gaming_Observer
Tim Kahle @kahle
Dyung Ngo @DyungNgo
Doug Schumacher @MemeRunner
Alex Dunn @Suave_Pirate
Michael Novak @MisterNova
Sanjay Pothen linkedin.com/in/sanjay-pothen-325190
Rachel Batish @rachelbatish
John Kelvie @jpkbst



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Science Fiction and Voice Experiences with Ryan Jordan

JANUARY 09, 2020 | EPISODE 2

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Guest: Ryan Jordan

Ryan Jordan is a successful Science Fiction author (pen name: Lincoln Cole) and a software and voice developer and designer. Ryan recently won the grand prize for Best Bixby Capsule in the 2019 Bixby DevJam for his capsule, Tempest Rising which is an engaging space adventure game.

Show Notes:

Ryan has taken his creativity and passion as an author and brought it to voice experiences. Ryan is the author of over a dozen different Bixby Capsules ranging from games to translation tools to daily facts, life hacks and words.

In this episode, we talk about building voice experiences and building for Bixby. Ryan shares his voice development journey, his successes and challenges. Ryan discusses how his experience as an author helped him develop compelling voice experiences. We talk about how the mediums of voice and books can be combined and complement each other. Finally, we discuss the bright future for voice.

Links from the show

Web: llitd
Amazon Author Page: Ryan Jordan



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Introduction to Bixby Developers Chat

JANUARY 09, 2020 | EPISODE 1

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Show Notes:

Welcome to the Bixby Developers Chat podcast. We will be exploring the world of voice and Bixby development. Each episode we will talk about design and development of voice, with amazing guests who have created compelling voice experiences!

Stay tuned for our first full episode soon. It is one not to be missed - we will be talking to a Science Fiction author who has brought his creative ideas to voice experiences.

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