Five Talent to Host Popular AWS GameDay

 Event is 1 of only 5 promoted in the US this year

(September 27, 2019, Bend, Oregon) – This October, custom software development firm Five Talent will host an AWS GameDay in Bend, one of only five promoted in the US this year. The workshop will also be a program highlight at the upcoming AWS re:Invent 2019 Conference in Las Vegas this December.

AWS GameDay is an interactive team-based learning exercise designed to give players a chance to put their Amazon Web Services (AWS) skills to the test in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment. Most importantly, it provides a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn more about the potential of AWS without the step-by-step instructions given in workshops or classroom-style sessions.

Following a fictitious narrative featuring brand new startup Unicorn.Rentals, AWS GameDay will give participants a new hire onboarding scenario with different challenges to solve throughout the event. Attendees will work in groups of four as mini DevOps teams, guided by Comingdeer and Thomas Robinson and Andrew Bostrom, Solutions Architects at Amazon Web Services, Inc. Sponsored by OSU Cascades, the workshop will be held on its Bend campus.


“GameDay is a fun, fast-paced opportunity to learn AWS best practices, services, and architecture patterns, as well as group problem-solving,” explains Five Talent CTO Ryan Comingdeer. “We’re excited to bring the event to the Bend tech community.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for our students to get hands-on cloud computing experience,” says Yong Bakos, Program Lead and Instructor of OSU Cascades’ Computer Science Department. “We’re happy to support Five Talent and AWS.”
To participate, attendees need a laptop and charger, a web browser, the AWS CLI, and an SSH client pre-installed on their machines. Five Talent will provide a free AWS account for teams to work in throughout the day.


Date:               October 10, 2019
Time:               1:30 – 7:30 pm
Location:         OSU Cascades – Room TYKH 206
Cost:               FREE (dinner and beverages provided)

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About Five Talent

Five Talent is a technology consultancy and custom software development firm with offices in Bend and Portland, Oregon as well as Seattle, Washington. The firm collaborates with clients to ideate, evaluate and build software that integrates best practices, drives innovation, and propels market success. An Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN), Five Talent creates solutions for custom applications, hardware integration, and startups and enterprise organizations that enhance business agility at the digital edge.

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