AI Application Development

AIW01 Building for Alexa with Web API


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Heather Downing

Coder. Entrepreneur. Passionate for the impossible

This overview course will present ways to integrate your existing software or database into an Alexa Skill, allowing for voice-activated, meaningful interaction with a user. Using this SAAS approach, with Web API hosted on Azure can make this process easy for rapid prototyping. We will build and deploy a skill that you can use immediately with your Alexa enabled device, and discuss the challenges of the publishing journey to get in Alexa’s Skill Store.

You will learn:

  • Overall concepts for building on the Alexa platform
  • Discover basic voice design principals
  • How to extend existing services written in C#/.NET to fulfill your Alexa skill