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AWS Migration GameDay – Midlands

June 5, 2019

NEC, National Exhibition Centre, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK (9.00am)

Be Part of the AWS Migration GameDay

Did you receive an invite from AWS or Version 1 to attend the AWS Migration GameDay in Birmingham? If so, please register your interest for this brand-new learning event from Amazon Web Services – the Migration GameDay! An interactive, team-based exercise where you’ll put your AWS skills to the test in a fun and risk-free environment. With experts on hand to help, you and your team will work together throughout the day to master best practices and consider all the crucial elements to a successful migration.

*Please note the following:

  • You are welcome to register as a team of multiple people from one organisation, but if you are an individual registrant, we can also place you in one of our newly formed teams on the day
  • If people do have AWS experience that’s great, however it’s not mandatory, teams will be made up on the day and will be made up of different AWS levels
  • All you need to bring is your laptop, the event is fully catered and please arrive at 9.00am for a busy day of competition!

What is the AWS GameDay?

GameDay was originally conceived in 2012 with the first customer-facing AWS GameDay run at the annual conference – re:Invent in 2013. GameDay is an interactive team-based learning exercise designed to give players a chance to put their AWS skills to the test in a real-world, gamified, risk-free environment in a fictitious startup called Unicorn.Rentals! Most importantly, it is an extremely fun way to learn, through collaboration in a group setting.

AWS Migration GameDay – How is This Different? 

The story has moved on, Unicorn Rentals has now acquired a competitor, BuyMyUnicorn. With the acquisition comes the necessary unification of the IT systems. With the datacentre lease expiring in one day after the London Migration GameDayour overlord CEO said there is no way we will renew it. So, we need to get out and put our systems into AWS alongside the existing Unicorn Rentals stuff ASAP! No questions asked, just get it done! 

Your Team’s Mission – well that’s a secret until you arrive on the day, but we can give you some details!  

  • You’ll be under pressure to deliver.  
  • You’ll need to plan and execute a migration to keep the CEO of Unicorn Rentals happy. 
  • Players work in small teams and are given a starting architecture that they evolve throughout the day. There is no one right answer; the path that Migration GameDay participants take is up to them, based on the AWS resources at their disposal in pre-packaged AWS accounts.  
  • This is a completely hands-on opportunity to learn about AWS best practices, new AWS services, and AWS architecture patterns. 

Do you have what it takes to set up on the Cloud? Do you want to migrate applications that meet the demands of the connected world…and conquer threats from inside and outside your company? Then register your interest below!  

Places for this event are limited so please register your interest using the link below as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!