Learn It, Code it — Create a new Skill for the Amazon Alexa

Dec 9, 2017 · Los Angeles, United States of America

Attend our next Alexa training December 9th! This FREE workshop, presented by Amazon and Code District is intended for anyone interested in learning how to program voice controlled devices. Amazon Alexa is a great place to start learning. 

Hands-on labs will teach you how to code cool skills for Alexa. Lucky participants will win free Amazon devices!


The need for Alexa Skill Developers is growing rapidly, as many companies move toward adding Alexa voice control to their products and services.

Join Code District and Senior Solution Architect at Amazon, Justin Jeffress for this one day training event. You will learn how to build Alexa skills that reach millions of customers that utilize Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV and more! Both seasoned and beginner developers are welcomed and encouraged to participate.

What you will learn:

• Introduction to Alexa Skills Kit

• How to setup your development environment

• Introduction to basic concepts like intents, utterances, and slots

• How to build your first skill

• The development of template based, custom, smart home and flash briefing skills

• How to leverage AWS Lambda

• Best practices for voice user interfaces

• Testing

• How to set your skill up for successful certification


• Be sure to bring your laptop/notebook computer.

• Get a developer account: developer.amazon.com (free)

• Get an aws account: aws.amazon.com (free - but CC required for signup)

• Download sample templates to your desktop from

Why Attend?

Take your experience to the next level! Amazon Echo and the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) open new doors of opportunities to build voice-enabled apps without deep knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP). This course, Developing Alexa Skills for Amazon Echo, will get you started working with voice-enabled devices.

Justin Jeffress
Senior Solutions Architect, Alexa Hackathons. at Amazon

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