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Alexa Skills Kit Videos Now Available

Tasha Schroeder

Airport Info skill interaction

Earlier this year, we announced that we had teamed up with Amazon to deliver immersive, free training for the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK). The training shows you how to develop Alexa skills locally with Node.js, from setting up your development environment to submitting a skill for certification and more complex ASK features like account linking and persistence.

We kicked off the training with a series of blog posts, and today we are excited to announce the release the first two videos.

In the introductory Hello, Alexa! video, we introduce the Alexa Skills Kit and teach you how to create Alexa skills. We build and deploy a basic skill that says hello to users when they invoke the skill using the words that we specify.

The second video, Slots and Slot Types, covers building a skill called Airport Info, which will be familiar to you if you’ve read the blog series. Airport Info makes requests to the Federal Aviation Administration’s JSON-backed web service and inform users of any delays at a specified airport.

More videos will be released in July—stay tuned!

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