Developer Showcase: Ezequiel Cervantes, Amazon

By April 30, 2020May 8th, 2020Blog, Developer Showcase

Ezequiel Cervantes, Amazon

Ezequiel Cervantes
Software Development Engineer
Amazon

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in automotive technology?

I joined the Alexa Automotive development team a little over two years ago. I had an interest in Alexa as well as embedded devices, so Alexa Automotive was a perfect combination of both.

What are you working on within AGL? Can you sum up your experience so far?

I’m updating the Alexa voice agent to support the latest AGL stable release. Additionally, I’m enabling some of the latest features released in the Alexa Auto SDK version 2.2 in the Alexa voice agent.

What do you think is most important for AGL to focus on in the next year?

From the Alexa perspective it would be great to see integration of our Car Control feature. It would be great to control the climate settings using voice.

What advice would you offer other developers or software engineers interested in getting started with AGL?

The first thing is to get signed up on dev mailing list. Secondly, attending one of the F2F meetings is a great experience because you get to meet great people working on the same project. Thirdly, looking at online documentation and building your own AGL image and toolchain really help in understanding AGL a bit more.

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