Build Alexa skills and Google Actions in Berlin! Sponsored by Google and Amazon

TALK TO ME, BERLIN! is a hackathon for natural language interfaces organized by Voice enthusiasts, if you are curious about voice assistants everyone seems to be talking about - this event is for you.

 During the non-profit event, participants will form groups and learn to prototype natural language interfaces for real world applications on Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Bring your insights, creativity, ideas, problems and laptop. Food, caffeine (and other beverages), home devices and other essentials will be there waiting for you. Don’t have a team and/or idea yet? No worries! On the first night you can get to know your fellow competitors and possible future teammates and hammer out your ideas. Of course you are also welcome to bring your idea and team ready to go.

The hackathon takes place over a three day course from June 14th - 16th.

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  • Participants: Individuals (over 16 years in age); Teams; Organizations 
  • Countries: every country is eligible

You are welcome at any experience level! There is no voice user interface or programming experience required! We have designed workshops and will have mentors onsite to help you gain skills needed to create voice applications for Amazon Alexa and Google Home.


  • Submission deadline is 16th June 2018 at 16:15
  • Skills/actions and presentations should be available for the org team to check before the deadline. 

You will get the guidance and more informations from our mentors onsite.


Adva Levin

Adva Levin
Pretzel Labs LLC

Tilmann Böhme

Tilmann Böhme
Future of voice

Nadine Rothkamp

Nadine Rothkamp

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Theme
    What can VoiceFirst applications better than apps and desktop software?
  • Experience 
    Voice interface, grading of voice experience, UI/UX if it involves apps
  • Presentation/demo
    Quality, Attention To Detail, Completeness