With 2017 being the year of AI and smart assistants, it was about time that Axelrod broke out of its prison that was the terminal. In this talk I will tell you how AWS, a guy called John Wheeler and twitter convinced me to make not one but two Axelrod related skills for the Amazon Echo.

Come along and see how I did it because lets face it physically typing out ‘C’ or ‘D’ is so 2016.

github repo for Axelrod Tournament alexa skill is here.

github repo for AxelrodGeek alexa skill is here.

As usual in these meetups there will be the oppertunity for some lightning talks at the end:

  • Form a queue;
  • Use the (strict) five minute limit to speak about anything that you feel might be of interest to the crowd (it doesn’t actually have to be Python related).

Lightning talks are a regular occurrence at PyCons and are often the highlight!


This month’s venue is T/0.31 in the School of Computer Science & Informatics. Enter the complex through the main gates and follow the awesome signs!