Create custom Alexa skill using AWS Lambda function

person icon Nilay Mehta

Create custom Alexa skill using AWS Lambda function

Learn to create Skill for Alexa enabled devices such as Amazon Echo for absolute beginners

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Nilay Mehta

architecture icon IT & Software,AWS Lambda


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Course Description

AI is Artificial intelligence, Study of intelligent agents and takes actions. Skills are an ability to perform an operation on devices enabled with Amazon Alexa like Echo.
Throughout this series, I am going to teach you How to create your own custom Alexa skill using Alexa skill console, Alexa SDK, and use AWS Lambda function for this.
This course includes 5 Core components for creating your own custom Skills.

  • Alexa is a virtual assistant by Amazon. It contains some skill using which user can do various things such as ask for service etc.
  • Alexa skill Kit provides a user interface to for Build, Measure, and Test skill which is known as Skill kit.
  • AWS Lambda function is backbone on your skill. Alexa skill will send a request to our lambda function and it will perform the original operation.
  • Alexa Skill SDK used to create handlers that will generate a response to our skill in form of JSON. So we just need to call those function only. We will use both Alexa SDK and Alexa Core SDK.
  • ASK CLI is a command line tool which allows us to create skill as well as deploy, clone too.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Use Alexa Skill Console to create skills
  • Publish your skills to store
  • Use Alexa Core SDK for performing operations
  • Create lambda function for custom skills


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic knowledge of what is Chatbots
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript
  • Amazon’s Developer Account
  • AWS Account
Create custom Alexa skill using AWS Lambda function


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

3 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to Course 03:00 03:00
  • play icon What is AI & Alexa? 03:54 03:54
  • play icon What is Alexa Skill? 04:44 04:44
Alexa Skill Kit (Basic concepts)
3 Lectures
Alexa Skill Kit (Advance concepts)
5 Lectures
Using Ask CLI & Alexa SDK
8 Lectures
Using Directives
9 Lectures
Advanced Alexa Operations
7 Lectures
Conclusion & More
3 Lectures

Instructor Details

Nilay Mehta

Nilay Mehta

Passionate Software Engineer and Instructor
Hey, My name is Nilay Mehta! I am an experienced .Net developer, having the Microsoft certificate of Programming with C#.Net. I have a Master of Computer Applications and Bachelor of Computer Application degrees. Starting out in the IT industry about 3 years ago. I've worked with a range of development tools from PHP, C#, ASP.NET, and ASP.Net core. I am a passionate software engineer who loves learning new technologies, and from the past 3 years, I'm enjoying sharing that knowledge through blogs and courses.

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