AWS GameDay

Fun, gamified, hands-on learning


About AWS GameDay

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.

Our approach is unconventional compared to other learning formats. Ambiguity and non-prescriptive guidance allow teams the flexibility to think creatively as they navigate a wide array of technical challenges. There is no one right answer; teams pave their own path based on resources we provide them with in live AWS accounts. If you enjoy open-ended challenges without step-by-step instructions, look no further.

The setting for every GameDay is our famous (fictitious) narrative. Participants are new hires at Unicorn.Rentals and this is their first day on the job.

Unicorn.Rentals New Hires

Congratulations on your new position at Unicorn.Rentals! We are the largest provider of mythical creatures in the world, fulfilling the needs of parents who have caved to their childrens' demands of temporary use of a unicorn.

As part of our dominance of the Legendary Animal Rental Market (LARM), we understand the importance of our human capital and invest heavily in training programs for our growing team of technical experts. This will be a new hire orientation that you will never forget!


Unicorn Rentals

Upcoming Public Events

AWS re:Invent 2022, Las Vegas

Join us for the 10th anniversary of AWS GameDay at re:Invent! Register now for the conference and block your calendars for our six sessions.

AWS Gameday

GameDay Hack Sessions | Level 300 Advanced | Mandalay Bay H

The saga of Unicorn.Rentals continues! Unfortunately, our most recent business venture has caused unintended impacts to our unicorn fleet and our customers are now dissatisfied. We need your help! You can expect a wide variety of technical challenges related to AI/ML, data consolidation, data stream processing, security, IoT, and more. Laptops are required. No reserved seating, walk-ups only. Please arrive early to claim your spot!

Monday, November 28 | 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)

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Monday, November 28 | 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM (PDT)


Tuesday, November 29 | 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)

Data Dog

Wednesday, November 30 | 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)


GameDay Quest Fest Sessions | Level: 200 Intermediate | Mandalay Bay H

AWS GameDay Quest Fest allows you to experiment with the GameDay content of your choice at your own pace. Unlike our traditional GameDay events, you do not have to participate in a team. The environment is relaxed and non-competitive, which provides more flexibility for you to target quests that focus on your areas of interest, network with other attendees, and meet the GameDay team. Laptops are required. No reserved seating, walk-ups only. Please arrive early to claim your spot!

Tuesday, November 29 | 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM (PDT)

Wednesday, November 30 | 5:45 PM - 8:45 PM (PDT)

GameDay Partner League


AWS Partners in AWS Service Delivery, Service Ready, Competency, and Managed Service Provider Programs are eligible to compete against each other in hands-on technical challenges. Winners of the League are promoted on AWS social media.

Fans can subscribe to AWS GameDay Twitch channel, and follow AWS GameDay Twitter.

How to Participate

Once your company achieves an AWS Service Ready, Service Delivery, Competency, or MSP Program designation, our League scouts will email tournament invitations to your alliance lead and technical staff.


  1. Learn AWS for free
  2. Get expert advice
  3. Foster collaborative problem-solving



AWS GameDay Partner League Leaderboard

First Place Teams - September 2022
Worldwide Regional Cups

Europe, Middle East, Africa- Zen Internet
Latin America (Portuguese) - Enkel
Asia Pacific - Interactive Pty Ltd
Latin America (Spanish) - Clouxter


On-Demand Essentials

Join us for an interactive, six-part series to get hands-on cloud computing experience in the fun, fictitious startup world of Unicorn.Rentals! These videos will help you get up to speed for your first new hire orientation.