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.
4.4 (168 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2016
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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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Requirements
  • You will need either a Mac or PC
Description

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
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Build Your Own Alexa Device With A Raspberry Pi
6 Lectures 17:50
What You Need
02:26

Install NOOBS
03:43

Install Utilities
02:59

Register The Product And Create The Security Profile
03:37

Install the Sample Application
02:02

Run Alexa
03:03
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Skill 1: Space Geek
4 Lectures 36:45
Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Skills Service
10:42

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Skill Interface
13:21

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Customizing Our Code
04:07

Let's Build Our First Skill - Space Geek - Certifying Our Skill
08:35
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Skill 2: Reindeer Games
3 Lectures 23:47
Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Skills Service
05:09

Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Skill Interface
08:12

Second Skill - Reindeer Games - Customizing Our Code
10:26
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Skill 3: Minecraft Helper
3 Lectures 25:17
Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Skills Service
03:48

Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Skill Interface
06:39

Third Skill - Minecraft Helper - Customize Our Code
14:50
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Skill 4: Wise Guy
5 Lectures 40:20
Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Skills Service
03:21

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Skill Interface
05:09

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Customize Our Code
18:29

Fourth Skill - Wise Guy - Customize Our Code Part 2
10:04

SSML (Synthesis Speech Markup Language)
03:17
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Skill 5: History Buff
3 Lectures 11:45
Fifth Skill - History Buff - Skills Service
03:17

Fifth Skill - History Buff - Skill Interface
03:48

Fifth Skill - History Buff - Reviewing Our Code
04:40
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Skill 6: Savvy Consumer
2 Lectures 12:20
Sixth Skill - Savvy Consumer - Skills Service
06:32

Sixth Skill - Savvy Consumer - Skill Interface
05:48
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Skill 7: Tide Pooler
3 Lectures 17:10
Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Skills Service
02:37

Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Skill Interface
06:15

Seventh Skill - Tide Pooler - Customizing Our Code
08:18
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Skill 8: Score Keeper
2 Lectures 12:43
Eighth Skill - Score Keeper - Skills Service
05:07

Eighth Skill - Score Keeper - Skill Interface
07:36
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About the Instructor
Ryan Kroonenburg
4.5 Average rating
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120,449 Students
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Solutions Architect

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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All 5 AWS Certified

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.