Video Tutorial – How to Create an Alexa Skill

You’ve probably used Alexa for a multitude of things ranging from news to games to smart home skills. However, the real joy of Alexa is creating Alexa skills. So far, I have created three skills: Kids Advice, Meal Buddy, and Wheel of Fun, and creating them has made me the proudest I’ve ever been in my entire life. (although my life is only 11 and a half years. ) In this video, I’ll show you how to create a Hello World Alexa skill, and once you have created it, you can try making it a tad more complicated and eventually publish it to the Alexa Skill Store. BTW, I will be using the Alexa-Hosted method, not the Provision Your Own (usually AWS);

Once you create it, if you publish your skill to the Alexa Skill Store, leave its name in the comments section of my YouTube video, and I’ll be sure to try it out.

Here is my video!

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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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