Amazon has been working to produce several partnerships over the past few months to give interested developers the tools they need to get started developing for Alexa – Amazon’s voice AI.
The most recent is a set of courses from Codecademy:
- Build Your First Alexa Skill: Learn how to create a voice-user interface using the Alexa Skills Kit. The result is a simple “Hello Codecademy” Alexa skill that you can engage with on your own Alexa-powered device.
- Create Your Lambda Function: Learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host a Lambda function that generates a response to an Alexa device.
The company also promises that a couple more are on their way…
- Get User Input (Coming Soon): Use custom and built-in slots to allow your skill to get input from users.
- Add Persistence to Your Skill (Coming Soon): Persist your session attributes using DynamoDB throughout and across sessions.
If you’re attending IT/Dev Connections 2017 in a few weeks, you might want to give these courses the once over. IT/Dev Connections 2017 is hosting a Hack-a-thon this year in an effort to develop the first-ever Enterprise IT Alexa skill.
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