I just created an Alexa skill in less than 10 minutes. The Alexa skill i created is called "Sauer Facts" and provides random facts about my near family when evoked. Facts like: Where my wife and I met, where we all were born, favorite foods, and other fun facts. I know my kids will find it funny and will play around with it.
I’m not technical by any means. My first try was using the developer.amazon.com interface, but after being stuck I googled for solutions and ended on blueprints.amazon.com, a site more geared for non-techies.
This was fun and easy. I’ll be creating more Alexa skills, both for professional and personal use.