Fun is a powerful force for learning. Combining gaming or framing challenges in a playful way is a great way to reinforce important skills. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken this concept to the next level with its GameDay program.
AWS GameDay is a collaborative learning exercise that simulates a series of real-world challenges. The goal is to help developers practice responding to something like a system failure in a no-risk, "gamified" environment.
According to AWS, "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 path based on resources we provide them with on live AWS accounts. If you enjoy open-ended challenges without step-by-step instructions, look no further."
So what’s with the Unicorn?
AWS GameDay events are unified under the same narrative premise. You and your team are new hires at the fictional Unicorn Rental- the world’s leading provider of mythical creatures. Participants will need to be prepared because their first day on the job will be fraught with challenges.
One of DOMA’s developers had this to say about DOMA’s participation in the larger GameDay League:
“GameDay League put us up against other companies, which was more fun (than a GameDay among our team) as it makes it that much more competitive and challenging to compare our strengths and weaknesses against other companys’ teams. As a result of participating in the League, we identified new growth areas and increased our expertise on AWS.”
An AWS GameDay event is a great opportunity to build operation resilience, team synergy, and tactical know-how. You can learn more about AWS GameDay League in this informative AWS Blog:
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