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.
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.