This full-day, intermediate-level bootcamp walks you through the essentials of building an Alexa skill, developing AWS Lambda functions, and enriching the Alexa skill with Amazon Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Customers who have a basic understanding of Alexa, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Python should join this bootcamp to learn how to develop new tools to improve their interactions with their own customers.


This bootcamp teaches you how to:

  • Build an Alexa skill while learning how to navigate the Alexa console.
  • Build a Lambda function using the Alexa Lambda blueprint.
  • Create supporting decision-tree logic to drive your Alexa interaction.
  • Improve the quality of interaction by using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to identify the most common questions for a given location.

Intended Audience

This bootcamp is intended for:

  • People who are interested in developing Alexa skills
  • People who want to enhance their Alexa skills using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • People who work in a customer-focused industry and want to improve their customer interactions


We recommend that attendees of this bootcamp have the following prerequisites:

  • Basic familiarity with Alexa and Alexa skills
  • Basic familiarity with Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Basic familiarity with Python
  • An account on the Amazon developer portal

Delivery Method

This bootcamp is delivered through a mix of:

  • Instructor-Led Training
  • Hands-On Labs


Note: A laptop is required in order to complete technical lab exercises; tablets are not appropriate.


One day


This bootcamp covers the following concepts:

  • The Alexa developer console
  • Alexa utterances and intents and how skills interact with Lambda
  • Building a decision tree in Lambda (may use AWS Step Functions)
  • Introduction to Amazon Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Enhancing skills with Amazon Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning