Alexa Skills in 24 Hours

person icon Venkatesh Varadachari

Alexa Skills in 24 Hours

Learn A-Z of Alexa to build your own innovative & engaging skills

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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person icon Venkatesh Varadachari

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Course Description

Hello learners, Welcome to MAKERDEMY's “Alexa Skills in 24 Hours.

Amazon's Alexa is undoubtedly one of the best today in the field of Voice AI. Be it commerce, entertainment, games. You name it, Alexa has got it.

Do you want to up-skill yourself and be one among the very few in the world to know how to program Alexa into doing whatever you want? This is an introductory level course, and it is tailor-made in such a way that it is a complete guide that teaches you just about every aspect of building Alexa skills.

If you are a developer or an engineer who wants to build engaging Alexa skills or if you are someone with curiosity and interest to explore Amazon alexa skills, this course is perfect for you.

Even though this is a beginner level course, to get the maximum value out of this course, you should have a functional knowledge of JavaScript, Node.js, JSON.

This course will teach you A-Z of skill-building like How to use AWS services to build Alexa skills. You will also learn how to make Alexa remember your voice. How to display images in echo show, how to use SSML tags, how to add audio in Alexa skills, and so on. You will also learn some advanced Alexa concepts like entity resolution, dialog management, and state management.

Throughout the course, I have provided a curated collection of resources. These resources include links to complete code, documents for in-depth learning, and more.

Furthermore, our Instructor team has an excellent track record of answering your queries and clearing your doubts. Thus, they will be ready to answer any of your course-related questions.

So, what are you waiting for?! Come, join me in this course. I'm looking forward to being your instructor and to make you a Master of Alexa.

Who this course is for:

  • A developer or engineer who wants to create Alexa skills 'with' or 'without' AWS services
  • Any hobbyist who wants to create Alexa skills
  • Anyone with curiosity to explore Amazon Alexa skill development
  • Anyone with an interest to learn "Tomorrow's technology" and stay ahead of the curve


What will you learn in this course:

  • A-Z of Alexa skill-building

  • How to use AWS services like Lambda, S3, DynamoDB

  • How to display or play music in Alexa

  • You will be able to publish and get your skills certified on your own

  • You will be able to create simple and commercial Alexa skills


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Functional knowledge on JavaScript

  • Basic understanding of JSON

  • You should have prior experience with Node js

Alexa Skills in 24 Hours


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Know your playground
6 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the Course 06:18 06:18
  • play icon An overview of Alexa Devices 05:56 05:56
  • play icon An overview of Alexa & Alexa skills 05:54 05:54
  • play icon A tour of the developer console 06:08 06:08
  • play icon An overview of official Alexa documentation 03:03 03:03
  • play icon Course Resources, Quiz and Assignments
Building your first skill
8 Lectures
AWS Lambda
2 Lectures
Skill using display
3 Lectures
First Milestone Project
4 Lectures
Working with SSML
6 Lectures
Let’s make Alexa smarter
13 Lectures
Skill Personalization
4 Lectures
Final Milestone project
4 Lectures

Instructor Details

Venkatesh Varadachari

Venkatesh Varadachari

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