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Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building your new Alexa skill today. Submissions are due May 9, 2017, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page to find out how to get started, view tutorials & documentation, find out about support channels, & learn about the advantages of building with Alexa.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together. Remember: you can edit your submission as many times as you like before the deadline.
  3. Optional (but recommended!): Form a team. Thinking about buddying up? Visit the participants page to find and meet teammates. You can see who else is looking for a teammate, check out what’s in their portfolio, and send them a message to connect. Consider signing up for the hackathon Slack channel, too, where you can also meet & chat with other hackers!

We’re looking forward to seeing all the life-enhancing skills you’ll build for Alexa.


We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email and we'll respond as soon as we can.