AWS GameDay - Get to know Amazon Webservices properly

René

The AWS GameDay is a learning exercise to help players better understand the AWS environment and challenge them to solve problems based on the AWS resources available to them.

The path taken by GameDay participants is open and therefore offers the opportunity to learn about AWS best practices, new AWS services and AWS architecture patterns in a risk-free environment.

Further information about AWS GameDays can be found on the AWS website.


How the game works

For one day, four teams were able to get to know the AWS infrastructure better with a business game: In the context of the fictitious company Unicorn.rentals the participants proved their AWS knowledge. Various incidents were simulated to which the teams had to react with their existing resources.


Procedure, price and results

Organised by AWS and ISR in Münster, the day was a complete success. In addition to five AWS Solutions Architects, who act as coaches in the simulation, four teams of three players each were present: the three companies d.velop, RiseTEC and ISR as well as three students of the University of Münster. After a short presentation and introduction in the morning, the teams started the simulation game and solved various problems in the next five hours. The participants had the opportunity to become even more familiar with the AWS environment, services and best practices in a risk-free environment.

Of course it should remain exciting: The teams competed against each other and the main prize was a unicorn pet.

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After some interesting and exciting hours, in which all teams showed what they can do, the three students of the University of Münster prevailed and were happy about the unicorn cuddly toy.
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