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Creating Your Lambda function
Select AWS Lambda

To find Lambda in the console:

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to the AWS console at
  2. Click Services at the top of the screen, and type “Lambda” in the search box. You can also find Lambda in the list of services. It is in the “Compute” section.
  3. Select Lambda from the search results.

Set AWS Region

At the time of writing, AWS Lambda works with the Alexa Skills Kit in four regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • EU (Ireland)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

Developers pick one of these locations based on their users: picking a region close to users will reduce lag time between requests and responses.


Make sure you choose one of the Alexa-compatible regions in the top right corner.

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