Alexa Skills Fundamentals (New 2019)
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Alexa Skills Fundamentals (New 2019)

No Coding Experience Required!
4.3 (10 ratings)
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2,409 students enrolled
Created by Troy Garrett
Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create Engaging Alexa Skill with No Coding Experience
  • Create Alexa Skills with the latest SDK - no outdated stuff here
  • Publish Alexa SKills
  • Learn the basic of JavaScript
  • Learn the basics of AWS Lambda
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 03:18:08
+ Introduction
2 lectures 06:01

Important Message on Resources

Important Message
01:15
+ Steps to Building a Skill
1 lecture 04:08

Learn the Steps Necessary to Prepare to Build a Skill.

Preview 04:08
+ Definitions
2 lectures 16:42

Learn about Intents, handlers, Request Envelope, Developer Console, AWS Lambda

Definitions Part 1
07:10

Learn about Intents, handlers, Request Envelope, Developer Console, AWS Lambda

Definitions Part 2
09:32
+ Create a Warmup Skill
9 lectures 58:09
Create Amazon Developer Account
Create Amazon Developer Account
1 question

Create a new skill and explain the Interaction Model.

Create a Warmup Skill
06:03

Continue to Study and Edit the Interaction Model

Interaction Model Part 2
03:27
Download Sample Code
Download Sample Code
1 question

We retrieve some sample codes and start making edits.  Don't worry, no experience is necessary, I'll show you every step in detail.

Retrieve the Code and Make Basic Edits
08:27

Modify the data to turn it into the Office Etiquette Skill and test it.

Modify the Data to Make the Office Etiquette Skill Useful
09:02

Clean up the code a bit.  Add some comments so we remember why we made the changes we did.

Modify the Code
05:56

Create custom intents and handlers to make our skill more interactive.

Create Custom Intents
11:41

Publish the Skill to make it Public

Publish the Skill to Make it Public
06:45

Look at editing and existing skill and exploring Analytics of the Published Skill

Post Publish
04:13
Install Visual Studio Code
Install Visual Studio Code
1 question

Examining i18n and Interceptors.

Internationalizaion
02:35
+ Main Event Skill
16 lectures 01:39:55
Create Skill and Interaction Model
07:41

Connecting the Interaction Model with AWS Lambda code to make the skill complete with font-end and back-end.

Interaction Model Part 2
04:36

Introduced code editor and fix what is broken in the sample code. Test.

Interaction Model Part 3
08:48

Walk-through of the sample code with explanation of handlers, canhandle and functions.

Preview 02:30

Continues explanation of the Alexa sample code in preparation of modification.

Sample Code Explanation Part 1b
08:36

Explain the AttractionIntent and how the recommendation is made based on the distance in the slot value or lack of a distance given

Sample Code Walk Through / Explanation -part 2
03:59

Create the City Guide Skill

City Guide Walk-through
04:02

Edit Sample Code to create a different skill.  Modify Intents, handlers, arrays, and optionally variables, functions and parameters.

Modify the Code
12:39

Edit Variables, Functions and Parameters to customize the sample code for the new skill.

Modify the Code Pat 2
06:23

Change the Yes Handler to a custom response and test it to verify

Modify the Yes Handler for custom output
04:47

Edit an Intent and Handler for customized output.

Preview 05:24

Edit Intents and Handlers.  Create new custom Intent and Handler.  Test and troubleshoot.

Create New Custom Intent and Handler
09:08

Fix the Card to make it look good on a Smart Phone

Preview 02:35

Create a new Intent and Handler to handle a decision the user makes.

Intent and Handler to Respond to a User's Decision
04:58

Create custom Intent with Slots and pass that slot info to the handler to match an item on the Value Menu.

Custom Intent with Slot Values and Basic Code Manipulation
09:22

Wrap up the editing and test the skill.

Wrap it up and Test the Skill
04:27
+ Securing your AWS Account
2 lectures 11:18

Learn to secure your AWS account with Multi Factor Authentication.

Learn to create Billing Alerts.


AWS Multi Factor Authentication and Billing Alerts
10:38
Bonus Lecture
00:40
Requirements
  • Internet Connection
Description

In this project based course we explain and demonstrate how to create 2 engaging Alexa Skills with no prior coding experience required.

You will know how to create a skill with no coding.

Understand and modify the sample code.

Create an Alexa skill for a business, school, church or city.

Create an Alexa skill that gives random tips.

Create a city guide (and understand what you are doing and how to make changes).

We walk you through everything you need to know to build a skill, from a detailed lecture to step by step demonstrations.

See a skill get published, and how to modify the skill after it is published.

Did I mention, you don't need any coding experience?!  All coding is done via copy / paste.

Learn how to make cards look right.

Learn JavaScript and Node.js basics (no exhaustive lecture on either).

Write Alexa Skills

Publish Alexa Skills

Securing your AWS Account:

     1. How to create Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) for you AWS Root Account.

     2. How to create billing alerts for your account with CloudWatch, SNS and the Billing Console.

           a. We use the “Free Tier” for everything in this course, but you can set up a billing alert in case you go over 1,000,000 requests and      there is some spend on your account.

Write Alexa Skills

Code Alexa Skills

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Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to create an Alexa Skill