[RSVP] Learn How to Build an Alexa Skill

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more.

The Alexa Skills Kit is a collection of self-service APIs, tools, documentation and code samples that make it fast and easy for you to add skills to Alexa.

At this hands-on skill building workshop, the Alexa Skills Kit team will be onsite to help you add your own skills to Alexa.

You’ll gain experience with three services: Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Lambda (part of Amazon Web Services), and the NodeJS backend JavaScript framework.

This workshop is designed for:

  • developers and non-developers alike interested in building an Alexa skill

Please note, prior to arriving, it is highly recommended that you do the following:

  • Sign up for an Amazon developer account (free)
  • Sign up for an AWS account (free tier – but CC required for signup)
  • Download sample templates to your desktop here: https://github.com/alexa/skill-sample-nodejs-fact
  • For the best experience, please bring a laptop. A tablet does not provide the multi-tab capabilities you will want.

Please note: This workshop has limited capacity and an RSVP is required. You can register in advance here.

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