Bixby Developers Chat

Voice Development and the Future with Allen Firstenberg - Episode 30

February 22, 2021 Allen Firstenberg Episode 30
Bixby Developers Chat
Voice Development and the Future with Allen Firstenberg - Episode 30
Show Notes

In this episode, Roger talks with voice development expert and thought leader Allen Firstenberg.

Allen is a developer and project manager for Objective Consulting and is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for many Google products. Allen slso co-hosts with Mark Tucker, the must listen to Two Voice Devs podcast.

Allen and Roger discuss:

  • What Objective Consulting does
  • Why companies should be building a voice presence now and how a voice presence can be a competitive advantage
  • What is a Google Developer Expert and how one becomes a GDE? And how important developer relations and "super developers" like GDE's are to technology companies
  • Allen's history of working with voice
  • The promise, the success, and the failure of Google Glass and lessons learned that are relevant today
  • Vodo Drive: Allen's creation which allows reading and writing to spreadsheets via voice and the promise it holds
  • Voice in business
  • True personalization in voice, putting the capital "A" in assistant
  • The Two Voice Devs podcast
  • Samsung's vision for voice and the promise it holds
  • Truly contextually sensitive voice assistants and the future
  • Predictions for voice in the near term and longer term
  • Allen's favorite voice experiences
  • . . . and much more

Links from the Show
Objective Consulting -
Vodo Drive -
Two Voice Devs Podcast - and

Keeping in Touch
Allen  on LinkedIn -
Allen on Twitter -

Host: Roger Kibbe
(@rogerkibbe) is a senior developer evangelist for Viv Labs/Samsung

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