There are three ways to get a free Amazon Alexa device at BbWorld this year. Anyone can get one, and here is how:
1. Play the BbWorld Alexa game and the winner will receive an Echo Tap. Download mobile app "MyGame" to participate in the fun: Gamification in Blackboard Learn session at BbWorld17 [ Wed 11:30am room 276 ]
One of the game missions is the Amazon Alexa game for BbWorld New Orleans
3. [ this promotion may be back soon ] If you're not into code, you can get a free Echo Dot from Amazon by opening a Business Account. This is a free account that can be joined with your personal account, or not. However, Amazon does not give away socks to business people. Only developers can look cool.
4. A new promotion for a free Echo and $200 AWS credit is available for students (undergraduate or graduate for all you old folks writing dissertations!):
5. Attend Tue session at 12:40pm by Amazon to get a free Echo Dot at the door.
So, to recap. Got cold feet about coding? Join us for the how-to session and you'll get the socks along with a friend you can actually talk to. Remember that now students can check their grades with Alexa: My Blackboard – Amazon Alexa Skill | Gamification and Play :: Experience Design for Learning
For anyone who does not want a free Amazon Alexa device, we understand.
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