Upon completing this journey, you will have learned how to:
– Create an OpenWhisk action in the IBM Cloud Functions serverless platform.
– Use Redis to store a session’s conversation context across events.
– Import a conversation from the Bot Asset Exchange (BAE) or a JSON file.
– Invoke a conversation with Watson using Node.js.
– Use The Weather Channel data service to look up locations and forecasts.
– Create an Alexa skill to reach tens of millions of customers.
We hope that this opens up new possibilities for developers interested in taking advantage of IBM technologies in concert with hot new products like Amazon Alexa and spurs some really inventive new Alexa Skills, too. 🙂
If you build and deploy a skill with Watson and Alexa using this journey, we’d like to know and possibly even throw you a social media shout-out. Please email email@example.com if you’ve deployed an Alexa skill using this guide and have fun experimenting!