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hello everyone… I followed every step and I keep getting error when I run it.

Alexa would respond: There was a problem with the requested skill’s response

and the error code is below:

“version”: “1.0”,
“session”: {
“new”: false,
“sessionId”: “amzn1.echo-api.session.ed5533ff-d900-471a-bde9-8f83153c90b8”,
“application”: {
“applicationId”: “amzn1.ask.skill.ae231389-0acb-4f73-aab2-cdc39c26d7a8”
“user”: {
“userId”: “amzn1.ask.account…”
“context”: {
“Display”: {},
“System”: {
“application”: {
“applicationId”: “amzn1.ask.skill.ae231389-0acb-4f73-aab2-cdc39c26d7a8”
“user”: {
“userId”: “amzn1.ask.account…”
“device”: {
“supportedInterfaces”: {
“Display”: {
“templateVersion”: “1.0”,
“markupVersion”: “1.0”
“apiEndpoint”: “https://api.amazonalexa.com”,
“apiAccessToken”: “…”
“Viewport”: {
“experiences”: [
“arcMinuteWidth”: 246,
“arcMinuteHeight”: 144,
“canRotate”: false,
“canResize”: false
“shape”: “RECTANGLE”,
“pixelWidth”: 1024,
“pixelHeight”: 600,
“dpi”: 160,
“currentPixelWidth”: 1024,
“currentPixelHeight”: 600,
“touch”: [
“request”: {
“type”: “SessionEndedRequest”,
“requestId”: “amzn1.echo-api.request.67a24ded-92c6-4fe2-a7d8-cf5f6529d36e”,
“timestamp”: “2019-03-29T17:17:59Z”,
“locale”: “en-US”,
“reason”: “ERROR”,
“error”: {
“message”: “An exception occurred while dispatching the request to the skill.”

if everyone could look into it I would really appreciate… thanks so much!


Hey alfredo, I know this is a super late response to your question, but I just stumbled across the same issue and believe I figured out why it happens at least. The problem is that the Inroduction to Alexa series was initially published with the older Alexa SDK and now the first two courses have been update to the newer version, while the later two have not been. The course requests that we use a serverless app repository blueprint that no longer seems to exist in the repo. So, long story short, we either have to wait for the course to be updated or read up on the GitHub documentation (linked here ).

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Thank you a ton! I’ve been stuck on the last bit for hours now trying to figure out if I was using the wrong template or missing a semi-colon somewhere. Would really like an update soon, this is very hard to learn without being able to test.

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Thanks for you answer. I am having the same issue and cannot figure out what happened. Good to know, and wish to see the update.