Alexa Development For Absolute Beginners
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Alexa Development For Absolute Beginners

Learn how to create Skills on Amazon's Alexa with no programming experience necessary. Customize your Amazon Echo today.
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Last updated 5/2017
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  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop your own skills on Alexa
  • Create your own interactive stories
  • Be confident when using SSML
  • Publish your skills to the Alexa app
  • Create an Alexa Enabled Raspberry Pi 3
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  • You will need either a Mac or PC

This course is designed to help absolute beginners develop skills with Amazon's Alexa. In this course you will learn how to build out 10 different skills for Alexa, including an interactive story (or choose your own adventure game skill).

Don't have an Amazon Echo? No problem! We start the course by showing you how to build your own Amazon Alexa device using a Raspberry Pi 3. So you can use either device!

You will build the following skills;

  1. Space Geek
  2. Reindeer Games
  3. Minecraft Helper
  4. Wise Guy
  5. History Buff
  6. Savvy Consumer
  7. Tide Pooler
  8. Score Keeper
  9. Chemistry Flash Cards
  10. Interactive Stories

You will how to make Alexa rap like eminem, how to make her rhyme like shakespeare and use both iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets. You will learn how to use SSML (Synthesis Speech Markup Language) and how to use Audacity to create your own interactive stories with sound effects and where you star as the narrator. This course will show you how to use Node.JS, Amazon Web Services, and other core AWS services such as Lambda, DynamoDB, S3 etc.

You do not need to have any development or AWS experience what so ever to do this course. We show you the absolute fundamentals.

This is a truly 21st century course and is aimed at absolute beginners. Start building your own serverless skills today on Amazon's Alexa.

Who is the target audience?
  • Absolute beginners to AWS
  • Absolute beginners to Alexa
  • People without development experience
  • People without AWS experience
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Build Your Own Alexa Device With A Raspberry Pi
6 Lectures 17:50
What You Need

Install NOOBS

Install Utilities

Register The Product And Create The Security Profile

Install the Sample Application

Run Alexa
Skill 1: Space Geek
4 Lectures 36:45
Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Skills Service

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Skill Interface

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Customizing Our Code

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Certifying Our Skill
Skill 2: Reindeer Games
3 Lectures 23:47
Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Skills Service

Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Skill Interface

Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Customizing Our Code
Skill 3: Minecraft Helper
3 Lectures 25:17
Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Skills Service

Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Skill Interface

Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Customize Our Code
Skill 4: Wise Guy
5 Lectures 40:20
Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Skills Service

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Skill Interface

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Customize Our Code

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Customize Our Code Part 2

SSML (Synthesis Speech Markup Language)
Skill 5: History Buff
3 Lectures 11:45
Fifth Skill - History Buff - Skills Service

Fifth Skill - History Buff - Skill Interface

Fifth Skill - History Buff - Reviewing Our Code
Skill 6: Savvy Consumer
2 Lectures 12:20
Sixth Skill - Savvy Consumer - Skills Service

Sixth Skill - Savvy Consumer - Skill Interface
Skill 7: Tide Pooler
3 Lectures 17:10
Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Skills Service

Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Skill Interface

Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Customizing Our Code
Skill 8: Score Keeper
2 Lectures 12:43
Eighth Skill - Score Keeper - Skills Service

Eighth Skill - Score Keeper - Skill Interface
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Ryan Kroonenburg
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I am the founder of A Cloud Guru and an Amazon Web Services community hero. I hold every associate certification and I am a certified AWS Solutions Architect Professional. I am ex-Rackspace, ex-Sungard & ex-Smart421. I have been working in the Cloud space since it's very inception.

I am not just another I.T. trainer. I teach Cloud because I know it. Inside and out. I've worked as a systems administrator, developer, solutions architect & managing director/general manager for some of the biggest companies in cloud. My courses are not just some other IT training course, delivered by some IT trainer. My background is very hands on. I live eat and breath cloud. I will teach you everything that I know. If you want some boring, high level and theoretical cloud training platform, then my courses are not for you! You will love my courses because of my explain it like I'm 5 approach.

I have 17 years experience in IT in total and I am fluent across both Windows and Linux platforms. My courses are all cloud based and will be aimed to accommodate both absolute beginners, as well professionals. I always start with the basics and by the end of my courses you will be proficient as a Cloud Guru. Please add me on Linkedin or follow me on Twitter!

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Nicolas Triantafillou
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I'm based in Australia and currently hold all 5 AWS certifications. I currently work as a Cloud Solution Engineer specialising in AWS automation, and have 10 years experience as a Linux and UNIX System Administrator.