Alexa Skill Camps

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

Who’s it for? Students who are currently in 5th-8th grade.

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? For the week of 9/28 – 10/3, classes will take place from 6-7 PM CDT on the following days:
Monday, 9/28
Tuesday, 9/29
Thursday, 10/1
Friday, 10/2
Saturday, 10/3

For the week of 10/4 – 10/9, classes will take place from 6-7 PM CDT on the following days:
Sunday, 10/4
Monday, 10/5
Tuesday, 10/6
Thursday, 10/8
Friday, 10/9

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

Registration links:
Week 9/28 – 10/3: https://forms.gle/b8XarBeD9ToAsYUv7
Week 10/4 – 10/9: https://forms.gle/AoBWPEgAhU4Ue8g49

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

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Aariv Modi is a 7th grader who loves Alexa. He enjoys chess, and he played his first tournament when he was in kindergarten. He is an avid reader who spends every moment of his spare time reading. #Alexa #Chess #Books
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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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