Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled assistant, is incredibly easy to build for, with a developer API that lets you add custom functionality. Bobby Johnson walks you through building Alexa skills for the sole purpose of having fun with your kids. You’ll discover what’s possible and learn how to add functionality as you create your own skills (Alexa customizations)—whether for your kids, your pets, or purely for your own personal enjoyment. You’ll also see what’s needed to release a skill publicly.
Bobby Johnson is a developer advocate with Extend, an embedded customization platform that makes it easy to add new integrations and business rules to your SaaS. Bobby is a passionate engineer with an interest in learning and teaching new technologies, using open source software, and engaging the greater software development community. His experience ranges from building line of business applications for financial professionals with Russell Investments and Milliman to distributed social content apps with Cheezeburger and Steller.
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