Alexa Skill Camps

Information for the Alexa skill camps I’ll be teaching:

Who’s it for? Rising 5th-8th graders.

What will I teach?

  • Alexa Basics – how Alexa works, what Alexa skills are, intents, slots, utterances, etc.
  • Alexa Skill Blueprints – creating an Alexa skill without code.
  • Alexa Skills Kit – creating an advanced Alexa skill using code.
  • Advanced Features – features to enhance your skill’s experience such as Polly voices, SSML, and speechcons
  • Voiceflow – creating an Alexa skill using drag-and-drop blocks

By the end of this camp, you should be able to create your own Alexa skills and publish them to the Alexa Skills Store.

Are any materials needed? No materials are necessary except for a computer and a headset. Classes will be done over Zoom.

Do I need to know how to program? A basic understanding of any programming language is preferred, but none is required.

What is the cost? $50 per person

What time? Classes will take place from 5-6 PM CDT.

How many spots are available each week? There will be five available spots each week.

Registration links:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at awesomeaariv at gmail.com

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Aariv Modi

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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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7 thoughts on “Alexa Skill Camps

  1. Hi Aariv, I am interested to join my son alexa course who is raisinG 7th grade . Do you have any demo video to get an idea before we signup. I want to join aug firs week aug3rd -8th . It will be nice if you me an email. Thanks.

  2. Hi Aariv i will like to gift it to my nephew but he can only do it ober weekends can u help me with a schedule

    1. Hello, Ujjwal! As of now, I won’t be able to since school is starting. However, I will definitely let you know if I can.

      Best,
      Aariv

  3. Hi Aariv ,
    My son is interested to join Alexa Skill camp . However we are from India. Is it not possible to re schedule session time so that suitable for Indian students also. It is fine to schedule it late night for indian time rather than very early morning for India

    1. Hello, Pallavi! Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, I will not be able to due to school timing. However, I will definitely let you know if I can in the future,

      Best,
      Aariv

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