Information for the Alexa skill camps I’ll be teaching:
Who’s it for? Students should be entering 5th to 8th grade in the fall.
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 (even learning how to add Darth Vader’s voice to Alexa)
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 programming? Basic understanding of any programming language is preferred, but none is required.
What is the cost? $50 per person
What time? There will be an hour-long class each day, from 1-2 PM CDT.
Note: Starting from 8/17, classes will be from 6-7 PM CDT due to the starting of school. In addition, classes will be from Monday – Saturday, with a break (no class) on Wednesday.
How many spots are available each week? There will be five available spots each week.
Week 8/3 – 8/7: Full
Week 8/10 – 8/14: Full
Week 8/17 – 8/21: https://forms.gle/eN9uU5AvDwjoQX8X8
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at awesomeaariv at gmail.com