About Me

Aariv Modi is a blogger, programmer, Alexa skill developer, and AI enthusiast. He is in 9th grade at Round Rock High School and has created several Alexa skills and mobile apps. Aariv was recognized as the Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year by Project Voice in 2021 for his contributions to the conversational artificial intelligence industry. He is also the youngest AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder and AWS Certified Machine Learning professional.

Aariv has contributed much of his learning with the Alexa and voice community through his blog and social media channels such as LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he taught hundreds of kids how to develop Alexa skills through webinars, camps, and posts on his website.

He was the youngest presenter at several international voice and AI conferences, such as Project Voice 2020, VOICE Global 2020, and VOICE Summit 2020.

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AWS Certified Alexa Skill Builder Specialty Exam – November 2020

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification – October 2021

AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty – December 2022

Best Content and Program Designer – by Amazon Web Services – October 2020
Voice/AI Pioneer of the Year 2021 – by Project Voice – April 2021

Round Rock Mayoral Award for Service – August 2021


Project Voice – January 2020; I shared my journey building Alexa skills.
VOICE Global – June 2020; I conducted a workshop on how to create an Alexa skill from scratch.
VoiceTech Summit India – September 2020;
VOICE Summit – October 2020;
I talked about best practices for Alexa skills and tips on increasing retention.


How to Create an Alexa Skill – April 2020
How to Create an Alexa Skill – July 2020


Alexa In Canada – Dr. Teri Fisher – Awesome Aariv Modi: A Grade 5 Alexa Skill Developer – April 2019 PDF

Voicebot.ai – Bret Kinsella – Learn How Alexa Works from a 5th Grader – Video – April 2019 PDF

Voice in Education – Julie Daniel Davis – Episode 27: Children Creating Alexa Skills – July 2019

Pursuit of HappYness – Vijay Krishna C V – Alexa, Who is Aariv Modi? : “An Eleven year old Alexa Programmer building Cool Skills” – October 2019 PDF


How Alexa Works: What are ASR, NLU, and TTS?
Implementing Localization in Your Alexa Skill.
How to Implement Dashbot Analytics in Your Alexa Skill
Alexa Skills Kit Simulator Enhancer by Jovo
How to Create an Alexa Skill (Alexa-Hosted)
How to Add APL to an Alexa Skill
How to Add an APL Video to an Alexa Skill
EVERY AWS AI Service Explained!
What is Amazon Polly?
What is Amazon Translate?
What is Amazon Comprehend?

Alexa Skills

Word Party – February 2020
Word Party is a fun vocabulary game that helps you learn more about spelling and words in a fun and engaging way.

STEM Party – June 2019
STEM Party helps you learn math and science while having fun with Alexa.

Wheel of Fun – February 2019
Want to try your luck? Ask Alexa to spin the Wheel of Fun, and she will give you a random tidbit, everything from funny advice to amazing facts.

Meal Buddy – February 2019
Meal Buddy is a parent’s dream come true. Alexa can now help you finish your meal, entertaining you with jokes, facts, and music.

Kids Advice – January 2019
Feeling in the mood for some laughs? Use Kids Advice to hear some hilarious advice from kids.

Chess Tournaments

I played in my first tournament when I was six years old. Since then, I have played in over thirty local and state tournaments. At around twenty-five, I won either a trophy or a medal.

Mobile Apps

Robot Rush – September 2018
Save the Base – November 2018
Kids Advice – January 2020


Alexa Code for the Community Hackathon – April 2019
Alexa Meetup – May 2019
Book: More Than Just Weather and Music: 200 Ways to Use Alexa, Foreword – May 2020
AWS Alexa Skills Challenge – July 2020
Alexa Skill Development Classes – August 2020

CS50 Introduction to Python – July 2023
DECA District Winner – January 2023
Member of NSHS – March 2023
Member of Mu Alpha Theta – April 2023
Bronze PVSA Award – July 2022
4th Place at Regional Spelling Bee – March 2022