This Alexa Skills Kit sample shows how to build a conversational skill.
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Build An Alexa Meal Recommendation Skill 🇺🇸


In this workshop you will create a skill called The Foodie that recommends a meal. When launched, this Alexa Skill will prompt the user for the information it needs to recommend a meal. Once all of the required information is collected, it will send the data to an external web service which processes the data and returns meal recommendations. The user can decide if they want to cook, eat our or in.

To learn more about this skill and about conversational design, visit the Designing for Conversation companion course.

Through this workshop, you'll learn how to use advanced Alexa Skills Kit features to create and configure an Alexa Skill and AWS Lambda. The features you'll learn to use are Dialog Management and Entity Resolution. These features leverage Alexa's Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Natural Language Understanding (NLU), and Machine Learning (ML), which makes your life easier because you don't have to write code. You only need to provide training data to the Alexa engines via your interaction model. The skill builder makes it easy to do so.

To Get Started click the button below:

Get Started

Or click here for instructions using the ASK CLI (command line interface).

Additional Resources


Tutorials & Guides

  • Voice Design Guide - A great resource for learning conversational and voice user interface design.
  • Codecademy: Learn Alexa - Learn how to build an Alexa Skill from within your browser with this beginner friendly tutorial on Codecademy!