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Free Echo Dot - Publish an Alexa Skill in JULY to receive a free Echo Dot + Pair of socks

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"You knocked our socks off last month with your Alexa skills.
So naturally, this month we are bringing back the Echo Dot promotion and adding in some limited-edition Alexa dev socks for you to rock this summer.
Specifically, we are offering a free Echo Dot device and custom Alexa developer socks to the first 5,000 developers who publish an Alexa skill between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2017.


Skills built using our fact template are not eligible.

https://developer.amazon.com/alex...49807d0INT

This is the same deal from last month, the only caveat is that you can't use the fact template tutorial posted in the previous thread.

I looked thru the other templates [amazon.com], the City Guide [github.com] and the Calendar Reader [github.com] seem pretty easy to follow just as the fact skill.
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Last Edited by veer27 July 3, 2017 at 10:46 PM
noisyboy contacted Amazon about July eligibility and received this:

"Thank you for contacting us. You are allowed allow to apply for the July 2017 Alexa promotion, even if you have previously participated in previous promotions (such as the June 2017 promotion). As long as your new Alexa skill meets the eligibility requirements outlined on the promotions page, you are encouraged to apply."

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Never created a skill before but hopefully someone can help their fellow SDers out to get started!
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Never created a skill before but hopefully someone can help their fellow SDers out to get started!
There're more details in this thread.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10219712-free-echo-dot-publish-an-alexa-skill-in-june-to-receive-a-free-echo-dot?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1

Edit: Oops, I see the GitHub link in the OP too. Thanks OP.
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I did this last year (they've been doing it almost since the echo launch with various freebies). It took me about 2 hours to figure everything out and get a skill published (though certification took another 2 days). If you have a bit of programming experience, its actually quite easy to pick up.
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I'm curious about this too- Are there any easy tutorials on how to create a skill?
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If I did it last month and received a free echo dot can I do it again?
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Skill submitted for Certification. Let's hope it gets approved! For like 1 hour of my time, this would be awesome
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Submitted a skill using cityguide template - very easy to do. - Took less than an hour. Hope it gets certified.
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Must be email address used for Amazon Developer account.
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Getting this error:

You are not subscribed to this service. Please go to http://aws.amazon.com to subscribe. (Service: AmazonEC2; Status Code: 401; Error Code: OptInRequired
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Can you do this again if you participated last month?
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Just want the t-shirt:
I'm All Dot and a Pair of Socks
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Not too hard to do, I wonder if I can get a second dot now
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I wonder if you created a skill last month you can do it again for this promotion ?
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