Alexa Development 101 - June 2018
An introduction to building skills for Amazon Alexa.
Updated Version - June 2018.
If want to start building skills for Amazon Alexa and you're new to programming - this course was created especially for you! By the end of this course, you'll be able to create custom skills for Amazon Alexa - from scratch - even if you've never written a line of code in your life. Guaranteed!
There are a lot of great courses and tutorials available for learning how to build Alexa skills. But, most assume you have some prior programming experience. This course is different - you won't need any prior experience other than some basic computer skills.
The course is made up of a collection of short lessons - all but one of them are under 10-minutes but most are around 5-minutes. So, you can learn in small chunks, when you have the time. Of course, if you prefer, you could also work through the entire course at once - that would probablly take you about 2-3 hours (including time to do the exercises).
The course goal
The goal of this course gives you a solid introduction to building skills for Amazon Alexa while also getting you started as a programmer; as a hobby, or perhaps the start to a new career. Building skills for Amazon Alexa is a lot of fun and it's also a great way to start learning how to code.
- Lesson 00: Welcome & Course Introduction
- Lesson 01: A Technical Overview of Alexa
- Lesson 02: Skills Setup in the Developer Portal
- Lesson 03: Skill Service Setup in AWS
- Lesson 04: Testing Skill Services
- Lesson 05: Utterances, Intents, and Slots
- Lesson 06: Using Intents and Slots
- Lesson 07: Building Skills on Your Local Computer
- Lesson 08: Working with Skill Project Code
- Lesson 09: Creating a Complete Skill
- Lesson 10: Next Steps
What you need
All you'll need for this course is a computer with a Web browser and Internet access. You don't even need an Amazon Echo (although it's nice to have one). And, it doesn't matter if you prefer a Mac, Windows, or Linux - whichever you're most comfortable with will work perfectly.
Preview01 - Technical Overview (4:35)
Start02 - Skills Setup in the Developer Portal (8:08)
Start03 - Skill Service Setup in AWS (10:02)
Start04 - Testing Skill Services (7:08)
Start05 - Utterances, Intents, and Slots (13:29)
Start06 - Using Intents and Slots (13:23)
Start07 - Building Skills on Your Local Computer (7:40)
Start08 - Working with Skill Project Code (9:48)
Start09 - Creating a Complete Skill (11:56)
Start10 - Next Steps (1:46)