Posted by: Administrator | June 26, 2011

June 21st Meeting recap

Some of the members who attended

A section of the present members

The meeting kicked off with a word of prayer, and the present members welcomed.

Omondi Edward Ochieng’ started off with an introduction of what VXML(Voice XML) was. He then gave a simple walk through on VXML and finished with a sample demo of how it really works.

What is VoiceXML?

  • VoiceXML is a mark-up language for specifying interactive voice dialogues between a human and a computer
  • Analogous to HTML

– VoiceXML browser interprets .vxml pages

– Can be dynamically generated by server-side scripts (JSP, ASP, CGI, Perl)

  • Can access external databases (e.g. SQL)
Edward on Voice XML

Edward Omondi Ochieng' gives an insight on VXML

Example of VXML Syantax

<?xml version=”1.0″?>

<vxml version=”2.0″>

  <form>

  <prompt>

  Hello world!

  </prompt>

</form> </vxml>

Kirui gives a recap on pivot25

Kirui gives a recap on pivot25 at the meeting


The basic elements of VXML include:

  • filled: what to do if user input is recognized
  • value: return a field’s value
  • goto: go to another form or file
  • submit: go to another file and keep field values
  • Error handling

                         – user says nothing: noinput

                         – nothing matches the grammar: nomatch

Kirui Ken the took to the floor to give a recap on the Pivot 25 outcome, the winners, and the lessons he learnt apart from the the immense experience they gained. The meeting ended at 8.30 with a word of prayer.

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