AWS GameDays

AWS GameDays is a gamified learning event that challenges participants to use AWS solutions to solve real-world technical problems in a team-based setting.

  • AWS re:Invent registration is required to take part in all GameDays.
  • Reserve and secure your GameDays participation (Opening soon)
  • Bring your own laptop

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AWS GameDays

GameDay is a collaborative learning exercise that tests skills in implementing AWS solutions to solve real-world problems in a gamified, risk-free environment. This is a completely hands-on opportunity for technical professionals to explore AWS services, architecture patterns, best practices, and group cooperation.

GameDays Schedule at re:Invent 2023

GameDays Date Schedule Venue  
GHJ303 | AWS GameDay Championship: The Frugality Fest 11/27/23 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT) Level 2 | South | Mandalay Bay Ballroom F View catalog
GHJ302 | AWS GameDay Championship: Network Topology Titans 11/28/23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT) Level 2 | South | Mandalay Bay Ballroom F View catalog
GHJ301 | AWS GameDay Championship: Building F.O.C.U.S. 11/29/23 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT) Level 2 | South | Mandalay Bay Ballroom F View catalog
GHJ202 | AWS GameDay: Formula 1 11/29/23 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT) Level 2 | South | Mandalay Bay Ballroom F View catalog
GHJ304 | AWS GameDay Championship: Building with gen AI and Amazon Bedrock 11/30/23 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT) Level 2 | South | Mandalay Bay Ballroom F View catalog
GHJ201-R | AWS GameDay: League of Legends Esports Edition 11/27/2023 -11/30/2023 Expo Opening Hours Venetian | Level 2 | Hall B, Expo, Booth #1652, Challenge Lounge View catalog

Event Schedule

Mandalay Bay
11/27 (8 AM- 12PM) AWS GameDay Championship: Cost Optimization
11/28 (1PM- 5PM) AWS GameDay: Generative AI
 11/29 (8AM-12PM) AWS GameDay Championship: Unicorn ScialNet (front-end development)
11/29 (6PM-9PM) AWS GameDay: Formula 1 
11/30 (1PM-5PM) AWS GameDay Championship: Networking
Venetian: Expo Area- AWS GameDay: League of Legends
11/27-11/30 Monday 4PM-7PM
Tuesday 9AM- 6PM
Wednesday 10AM- 6PM
Thursday 10AM- 4PM

What is AWS GameDay: League of Legends Esports Edition?

AWS GameDay: League of Legends Esports Edition is a team-based game where players put their AWS skills to the test by solving challenges based on real League of Legends Esports scenarios and data provided by Riot Games. Teams compete in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment and have fun learning more about the potential of AWS in the gaming industry, all for a chance to win some exclusive prizes! Sounds interesting? Keep reading.
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What is AWS GameDay F1 ?

AWS GameDay: Formula 1 (F1) is an interactive team-based learning exercise designed to allow players to put their AWS skills to the test in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment. It is an extremely fun way to learn more about the potential of AWS without the step-by-step instructions provided in workshops or classroom-style sessions. In this GameDay, you'll work through real-life Formula 1 challenges using real data provided by F1.
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What is AWS GameDay Championship?

AWS GameDay Championship is a gamified learning event that challenges participants to use AWS solutions to solve real-world technical problems in a team-based setting. Unicorn Rentals is the world’s leading provider of equine-based mythical creatures, with a focus on responsible and ethical sourcing from their super-natural habitat.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • AWS GameDay events are hands-on learning opportunities recommended for system administrators, solutions architects, technical account managers, developers and other technical roles of all skill levels. You will use the AWS Management Console extensively, as well as live AWS services to apply your technical knowledge to the challenges. AWS GameDay events cover a wide variety of cloud domains, so as long as you have some experience working on AWS, there will be lots of work for you to do!

  • AWS will provide all of the infrastructure and technology that you need in order to work through the different scenarios. You just need the following items:

    • Computer for hands-on participation
    • Firefox or Chrome browser
    • Microphone for voice chat and Camera for better interaction (highly encouraged)
    • SSH client pre-installed: Putty (Windows) or SSH (Mac)
    • AWS Command Line Tools (AWS CLI)
    • Remote Desktop Client (RDP)
  • No. We will provide AWS accounts for you to work in.

  • To participate in the AWS GameDays at re:Invent, follow the steps below:

    AWS re:Invent registration is required to take part in all GameDays.

    • Register for AWS re:Invent 2023.
    • Reserve and secure your GameDay participation (Coming soon)
    • Bring your own laptop

    Learn more: AWS GameDays catalog

  • Unfortunately, AWS GameDays scheduled for re:Invent 2023 are exclusively in-person events. However, we intend to livestream select GameDay content for remote audiences to view and enjoy.

  • There is no need to prepare, so don’t worry! Each team will have a different approach, which will have its own benefits. If you would like to brush up on some of your skills, expect to use the following, among others: Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Athena, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, AWS Lambda, Amazon RDS, Amazon Rekognition, and Amazon Route 53.

  • Space is limited for teams. Online pre-registration will be open until all spots are taken, starting this October. We've set aside a few seats for walk-ins on the event day, but these are on a first-come, first-served basis. There's no guarantee of securing a spot, so we recommend reserving early during the pre-registration period.

  • The major benefit is the chance to take part and immerse yourself in a risk-free environment where you can explore, learn, and experiment with AWS and its partner services. With hands-on access to AWS tools and guidance from our seasoned experts, you not only gain invaluable experience but also stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

  • Team sizes range from 2-4 participants based on the specific GameDay. If you don't have a team, don't worry. Simply join us, and we'll ensure you're paired with a team

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