Meet Your Instructor


jake_kelly-extendedJake Kelly Lead Instructor

Jake has toured the nation teaching developers how to build Alexa Skills and currently writes and maintains the Github modules for Alexa skills design and development. 

What We'll Cover

Welcome & Introductions

Presentation: Why Voice User Interface 

Workshop: First Basic Skill 

Presentation: Designing for Voice 


Workshop: 2nd Skill 

Presentation: Dialog Management 

Workshop: 3rd Skill

Welcome back, Q & A 15 min

Presentation: Monetizing with In Skill Purchases

Workshop: Adding In Skill Purchases


Presentation: Working with IoT

Workshop: IoT Skill 

Presentation: Common Barriers to Publishing

Workshop: Publish Your Skill 

Day 2 Adjourn 

Welcome back, Q & A

Presentation: Oh No I Got Featured!

Workshop: Your Skills 


Workshop: Your Skills 


  • Third Party APIs
  • Advanced AWS Capabilities 

Presentation: 2-3 minute skills demos among the class 


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Group Rates

Want to get multiple team members up to speed on developing for voice?

We offer group rates:
3 seat bundle - 24% off Skill Builder
6 seat bundle - 37% off Skill Builder
10 seat bundle - 49% off Skill Builder

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Our workshops are specifically designed to give developers the knowledge and tools needed to build, publish, and maintain successful Alexa skills. They are a good fit for anyone who has programming experience and an aptitude for learning new technologies.

You will want to have some basic programming experience.  Amazon's skill development tools are made to interface with either Node.js, Python, or C#, so in order to be successful, students must have a grasp of the fundamentals in one or more of these languages.

Prior to the workshop, we recommend you create an AWS profile if you don't already have one.  While it's free to do so, it does require a credit card.

No, there will not be any assigned homework during the program.  However, attendees are free to continue working on their own Alexa skills during downtime.
Workshop sizes range from 30 to 45 people.
At the end of these three days, you will know how to design, build, test, and publish an Alexa skill on the Amazon store.  You will also learn how to update and perform maintenance on your skill once published.

The Alexa Bootcamp gives you the opportunity to network with other professional and expand your skills, meaning you're better positioned to land a role with top employers in your industry.

If you're currently employed, do you need to convince your manager to let you attend the Alexa Bootcamp coming to your city?  Download our ask letter.

We believe the best events are ones where all types of people feel welcome and included.

Please email us at with dietary restrictions or special needs and we will do our best to accommodate.

We will fully refund within seven days of purchase, and then all sales are final. Unfortunately, there will be no refunds within 72 hours of the event.

You can transfer your registration to another person at any time; please email to let us know about the individual who is taking your place.
We work to organize communities and events where there is a need to bring the right people and technologies together to advance as individuals and organizations.  We organize over 40 events each year, ranging from intimate workshops to full-scale conferences.