Every once in a while, the Alexa team at Amazon give a select few people a badge of honour.🥇

It’s called the Alexa Champions programme and it commends individuals within the Amazon Alexa community who’ve done great work in helping push the voice first agenda forwards.

Drumroll please…

In the most recent batch of 2020 Champions is our very own Dustin Coates!🤴

Dustin has been an active member of the voice community for over 4 years.

His site Talking To Computers is a voice developers dream.

His book Voice Applications for Alexa and Google Assistant is the only one of its kind and helps turn voice dev novices into pros.

His work with Algolia has brought voice search to a whole host of players.

And (obviously), it goes without saying that VUX World would be nothing without him. From hosting the podcast to building epic voice experiences for our clients.

He’s already a Google Developer Expert and now, rightfully, he’s an Amazon Alexa Champion.

Now he just needs the Samsung Bixby Premier Developer badge and he’ll join Nick Schwab as the only other developer to have the whole set. 😃

Congratulations Dustin!!

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