The Internet of Things is here and it's growing fast. Smart, connected devices like Alexa are already transforming our world and are rapidly challenging businesses to keep up with innovation. According to estimations by the McKinsey Global Institute, the IoT will have a total economic impact of up to $11 trillion by 2025.

Now is the time to get ahead of the game.

In this session, I will guide you through how to create a simple IoT, Alexa-like application.

I will walk you through the challenges I encountered while writing my very own speech-recognition-powered GIF generator. I will be using Google Cloud Speech API and Node.JS to power my platform.