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Developing Alexa Skills with Micronaut

June 6, 2019

Tags: #webinar


Even if they have yet to incorporate smart technology into their daily routines, most everyone is familiar with voice-activated digital assistants, like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Home. These technical tools come with a variety of built-in skills, but did you know that you can design and develop your own skills to further customize your "smart lifestyle"?

In this complimentary webinar, Micronaut team member and Amazon Echo user, Ryan Vanderwerf, introduces the basic technology that powers Amazon Alexa and demonstrates how to develop custom skills for your device. Through an exploration of visual templates, audio UI techniques, AWS Lambda, and Micronaut's newest features, Ryan makes it easy to get started with Alexa-skill development.

Finally, Ryan provides some tips, tricks, and best practices for those interested in publishing their skills to the marketplace.


The following topics are covered in this webinar:

  • Amazon, Echo, Alexa, and friends
  • The evolution of voice UIs and how Alexa works
  • Alexa software concepts and components (v2 API)
  • Brief Lamba overview
  • Micronaut Lamba Groovy app setup
  • Walk through Hello World examples
  • Advanced Demo: Star Wars Quiz Skill