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An AWS Based Team Competition

The CIS program at the College of Technology is the first university program to host an AWS GameDay Team Competition nationwide.

Industry Demand

The cloudathon@UH is where you can showcase your architecture, A&D, configuration, operations cloud-based skills. The competition is designed for you to apply your practical skills and to learn and to interact with the AWS services.

Industry experts, AWS Enterprise and Solution Architects will provide advice during the competition. They will be available for you to ask questions and to interact with them helping you to solve the problem.

Build a team

Teams composed of 4 students. Register by team or individually. If you register individually we will place you on a team.

Cash Prizes and Scholarships Awards

First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
Scholarships (Sponsored by Brooksource)


All undergrad and grad students of all skill levels welcomed

Time and Location

University of Houston
Science Building (502) Room S-105
Friday, April 24, 2020

About the competition

The cloudathon@UH competition is an annual team competition to provide students with industry relevant experience for entry level cloud-based roles. Over 30 universities and colleges are invited in the Texas and surrounding states region. Powered by the AWS platform, students will work the problem using the full services provided by AWS.

  • Lunch and snacks will be provided to all participants during the day
  • Participants will receive cloudathon@UH t-shirts
  • Teams should have a minimum one laptop, recommended all team members have their laptops
  • Top three (3) teams will receive prize award money and medals
  • Special mention to three (3) teams in different categories
  • Registration fee is $5 per team member

Problem Areas:

  • Analyzing, designing, configuring and implementing AWS infrastructure architectures
  • Architecting and implementing secured systems and services in the AWS platform
  • Provisioning and deployment of AWS-based infrastructures and systems
  • Management and operations of infrastructure and applications in the AWS platform

Visiting UH for the first time? Location for the competition is:

Location for the competition is:
University of Houston
Science Building (502) Room S-105
3581 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204

Contact – For more details:

For more details email us at or check us out at cloudathon_uh on Instagram

Sponsors and Contributors

UH Career Service, AWS Houston Office