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An AWS Based Team Competition

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 5 students. Register by team or individually. If you register individually we will place you on a team.

Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops to prepare for the competition. Students of any level without the Cloud-based skills can contribute to the solution of the problem. They can work with design, architecture, reports or any other areas of the problem besides the implementation of the problem.

AWS experienced customers from the industry act as Advisors providing guidance and help to the teams during the competition.

Cash Prizes and Scholarships Awards

$4,000 in Awards

Cloud-Computing Architecture and Implementation Competition

Awards for First, Second and Third.
Three additional teams will be selected as Honorable Mention.
Several awards for Leadership and Teamwork.

Network Design Competition

Awards for First, Second and Third.
Three additional teams will be selected as Honorable Mention. 
Several awards for Leadership and Teamwork.


All undergraduate students of all skill levels and majors welcomed. If you are a graduate student and want to participate, contact us for registration and approval.

Time and Location

University of Houston
Student Center South – Houston
Saturday, March 30th, 2024
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM CT

Cloud Computing Series

cloudathon@UH related events (Competition workshops, guest speakers, panels, career and advising, games, competition planning).

Learn More Here

About the competition

The cloudathon@UH competition is an annual team competition to provide with industry relevant experience for cloud-based roles for college students. Over 30 universities and colleges are invited in the Texas and surrounding states region. Powered by the AWS platform, students will apply their cloud implementation and practical skills using the full services provided by AWS to solve current industry-level problems.

  • Free cloudathon@UH competition t-shirt with branded lanyard
  • Hourly prizes, gifts and awards during the competition (8AM-6PM)
  • AWS Hiring Manager Keynote Speaker
  • Fun activities during the competition
  • Registration is free
  • Teams should have a minimum one laptop, recommended all team members have their laptops
  • Top three (3) teams will be recognized and will receive an award
  • Special honorable mention to three (3) teams in different categories will be recognized and will receive an award
  • Soft skills awards on Leadership, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit, among others will be recognized
  • All meals, breakfast, lunch and snacks, will be provided
  • AWS and CIS IAB hiring manager attending
  • Conference and prayer rooms available

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
  • Migrations, provisioning and deployment of AWS-based infrastructures and systems including cost analysis
  • Management, automation and operations of infrastructure and applications in the AWS platform

Contact — For more details:

For more details email us at cot-cloudathon [at] (cot-cloudathon[at]uh[dot]edu) or check us out at cloudathon_uh on Instagram.

Sponsors and Contributors


Any organization and/or individual can sponsor the full event or part or parts of the event. Please, contact us as cot-cloudathon [at] (cot-cloudathon[at]uh[dot]edu) for more details and benefits of becoming a sponsor.

You can be a sponsor by simply attending the competition representing your organization. Other sponsor categories are by amount of the contribution.