Vasili Shynkarenka, CEO of Storyline, Is Enabling Alexa Skill Development Without Coding – Voicebot Podcast Episode 37

Vasili Shynkarenka is co-founder and CEO of Storyline, the company dedicated to making it easy for anyone to create an Amazon Alexa skill without coding. Vasili started working with conversational interfaces in 2015 as a co-founder, chatbot UX designer and algorithm developer. He later became CEO of Botcube, a chat based applications development firm located in Belarus. Earlier in his career, he was a web developer focused on CMS for news and blogging. Storyline just emerged from the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, its user base has been growing quickly, and over 500 Alexa skills have been published using the software. One of those Storyline created skills, Kids Court, recently took the top prize in a contest to build children’s games for Alexa.

We talk about the product and some growth numbers and also explore the importance of building a content management (CMS) system for voice. And, Vasili walks through his thesis that smart speakers will primarily be used as content consumption devices. A lot of original thinking in this podcast as always. Enjoy!

Show Notes – Vasili Shynkarenka Interview

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