Developing Alexa Skills with Micronaut



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. 

Intended Audience

JVM application developers interested in expanding their skills and boosting their coding proficiency are encouraged to attend. 


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


Although everyone is welcome, we recommend attendees have at least a basic understanding of JVM application development principles. No particular experience or expertise with Micronaut is required.

Discover a fun way to exercise your JVM and Micronaut coding skills by learning how to design apps for a voice UI, develop custom skills for Amazon Alexa, and publish your work to the marketplace.

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