Cloud Computing

TH19 Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Writing Skills for Both Alexa and Cortana


2:00pm - 3:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Christine Flora

Author, Speaker

During this session, you'll explore the differences and similarities between writing skills for Alexa and Cortana, how to setup your environment, and suggested practices for writing a skill once and deploy on both platforms. This session will also:

  • Review the differences and similarities of how skills are created for each platform
  • Review best practices for developing skills for each platform
  • Walk through setup of the development environment for each platform
  • Create a sample skill and review how to package it for deployment

You will learn:

  • Alexa and Cortana skills
  • How to setup your development environment to build skills
  • How to cross pollinate between the platforms with very little effort