Messing with Alexa, Genius Level

In December it was minus 28 degrees outside so I made my Amazon Echo Dot say nasty things about the weather. I shot a quick video and posted it on Facebook to humor my friends. It quickly took off, it has been shared 1700 times and viewed over 125k times.

This is a perfect example of work experience that a computer science student could use to add to their resume, as I cover in my book Wired For Coding. It’s fun, it’s clever, and above all, it’s a great example of modern programming.

Since then, people ask me every day “how did you make Alexa say that?” Well, here you go. I shot a video detailing exactly how to make your Alexa say anything you want so that you to can amuse your friends.

Tag me on your posts so I can see what crazy things you have done. If you want to chat about how to leverage Alexa for your business, setup a meeting with me using my online calendar.

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