AWS GameDay PDX Event

SIGN UP for AWS GameDay PDX, Hosted by Five Talent

Learn AWS best practices and apply your AWS skills at this fun team-based  event.

What is AWS GameDay?
AWS GameDay is an interactive learning exercise designed to give you a chance to test your AWS skills in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment. Learn about AWS best practices, AWS services, AWS architecture patterns, and group problem-solving.

As a participant, you’ll be placed into a team of four and must communicate effectively with one another to operate efficiently as a mini DevOps team. Following AWS’s famous fictitious narrative featuring brand new startup Unicorn.Rentals, your team will be given scenarios and challenges to solve for Unicorn’s new hire onboarding process. Five Talent CTO Ryan Comingdeer and AWS Solutions Architect Andrew Bostrom will support you throughout the event.

Cost is FREE.

To participate, you must have a laptop and charger (no tablets), a web browser, the AWS CLI, and an SSH client pre-installed on your machine. We’ll provide you with a free AWS account to work in throughout the day.

What to expect?
Teams must solve five different challenges involving various AWS services, for which they are awarded points. If the teams don’t follow the best practices in scaling and high availability, they lose points. There’s a dashboard to track the progress made by each team, and at the end there the winner is the team with the highest score.

Who should attend?
Solutions architects, developers, project managers, Database Administrators (DBAs)

GameDay is focused on debugging and operating EC2 infrastructure. Because the event is designed for operations teams and people who are newer to AWS, you do not need to have coding or development experience to participate. Seasoned developers and experienced DevOps teams will also find it a useful and challenging exercise. Teams are also not limited to EC2, so more advanced players can utilize their skills to find other innovative, creative solutions.

At this event, we will:

  • Explore the AWS environment – GameDay is a learning exercise designed to familiarize you with the AWS environment and challenge you to solve problems based on the AWS resources you have available.
  • Learn AWS best practices & services– The path you take is open ended and offers an opportunity to learn about AWS best practices, new AWS services, and AWS architecture patterns in a risk-free environment.

Date: 12/12/19

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Pioneer Place
700 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Cost: FREE

Lunch will be provided!

Register for AWS GameDay PDX

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