Happy National STEM day! Have you ever wanted to get into coding but did not know where and when to start? This is your time! Complete the Alexa fact skill tutorial for Hour of Code and start building for voice, the next big thing in computing.
Next month, you can take part in the annual Hour of Code campaign organized by Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. Industry professionals have created one-hour introductions to Computer Science for students around the world. The event happens during Computer Science Education Week, which takes place from December 4 to December 10 this year.
For the occasion, the Amazon Future Engineer, AWS Educate, and Amazon Alexa teams have teamed up to create a new Alexa fact skill tutorial for high school students. With this tutorial, you can learn to build an Alexa skill in four simple steps, no programming experience required. You’ll learn to build a fact skill, called My School Facts, and test it with an online voice simulator - no Alexa-enabled device required.
Visit the Alexa fact skill tutorial to start building for voice, and help shape the UX of the future.
Read Jeff Wilke’s blog to learn more about Amazon’s participation in Code.org’s global Hour of Code.