PyCon Pune 2018

PyCon Pune

Melissa : A lovely virtual assistant for OS X, Windows and Linux systems.

Submitted by Bhavesh Anand (@bhaveshan) on Friday, 18 August 2017

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Technical level: Intermediate


Melissa is a virtual assistant for OS X, Windows and Linux systems. She currently uses Google Chrome’s speech-to-text engine, OS X’s say command, Linux’s espeak command or Ivona TTS along with some magical scripting which makes her alive, developed by Tanay Pant and a group of sorcerers. The Web UI for Melissa has been designed by Nakul Saxena

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This talk will cover:

  1. Introduction
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Usage Guide
  5. How to Contribute
  6. External Links


Good Familiarity with Python

Introductory knowledge of the following:

  1. espeak
  2. Flask
  3. Flask-SocketIO
  4. ngrok

Speaker bio

I’am a Pythonista and loves to work on Open Source projects. Currently pursuing the final year of Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand.

I am a Python developer. I have done several freelance projects on python. My work is mainly in web development (Django and Flask), ReactJS, computer vision (OpenCV) and mobile development (Kivy).

I also contributes, code to Kivy, Melissa, and Fossasia.



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  • Kushal Das (@kushaldas) Reviewer 2 years ago

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