Learn to build an Alexa skill

Alexa is a voice service from Amazon that powers devices like the Amazon Echo and Amazon Tap. With no programming experience necessary, we’ll teach you how to create your very own custom skill for Alexa!

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Treehouse has teamed up with Amazon Alexa to create this course.

Build an Alexa Skill

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Meet Alexa

Alexa is the voice service that powers devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. For this course, we’ll be using the Echo Dot, but you can use any of these or even a simulator.

Here’s what you’ll make

In this course, you'll learn how to build your own Alexa skill. You'll create an interactive dictionary of technical terms. With the hands-free experience, you'll be able to ask Alexa a question about technical terms, and have Alexa respond with a definition. By the end of this course you'll be ready to submit your skill for certification to be published for other Alexa users to enable — all with no prior experience with programming.

About Treehouse

Treehouse is an online school that specializes in web and mobile development. Our students have access to hundreds of video courses in over 17 topics, like Front End Development, JavaScript, Python, and iOS. Our courses build from the ground up so you can confidently master new technical skills, no matter your current level of experience.

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