A financial alerting skill for Alexa

Author: Shane Larson

In this article, I demo a financial alerting skill that I created for Alexa.

I have been working on creating a financial alerting skill for Alexa that will notify a user via SMS when a cryptocurrency moves up or down to a certain price threshold. It has been a very interesting experience putting it together.

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2L38KfHR7c

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Shane Larson

Software Engineer - Solutions Architect

Builder of Tiny Cabins in Alaska


I'm a software engineer with years of professional experience in NodeJS, Solidity, React, C#, Python, JavaScript, Postgres, SQL Server, MongoDb.

My current focus is in the areas of Microservices, API Frameworks, Cloud Native Architecture, Robotics, and DevOps.

I work as a Solutions Architect in the financial industry.

I also build tiny cabins in Alaska.


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