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Phoenix, AZ /

Amazon Alexa: Skill Development Workshops

Galvanize 515 East Grant Street , Phoenix, AZ (map)


About the Alexa Skills Kit

Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalized experience. There are now more than 10,000 skills from companies like Starbucks, Uber, and Capital One as well as innovative designers and developers.

What should I bring?

Your laptop and charger. Tablets do not provide the multi-tab capabilities you will want.

• What to bring

Sign up for an Amazon developer account (free)

Sign up for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account (free but credit card required for signup)

Download and install Node.js (optional, but recommended)

Browse the Alexa GitHub repository

• Important to know

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

Introduction to Alexa Skills Kit

Introduction to basic concepts like intents, utterances, and slots

How to build your first skill

How to leverage AWS Lambda

How to set your skill up for successful certification


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