READY TO BE A HERO?

Join us for a fast-paced, hands-on lab gaming experience at DevSlam Dubai. Test your skills against other engineers and developers in a friendly competition to become a Cloud Hero! Register to join one or more of the three Cloud Hero Challenges and compete to be top of the leaderboard.

What do you win? FREE SWAG, shoutouts on our social channels, and of course…bragging rights!!

New to Google Cloud? We’ll also have an introductory game just for you.

 

Following the Cloud Hero Challenges, every participant will receive free 30-day access to Google Cloud Skills Boost to complete the associated Google Cloud Skill Badge. Skill Badges are shareable credentials that recognize your ability to solve real-world problems with cloud knowledge.

Technical requirements:

  • Laptop with charger  
  • Internet browser - updated versions of Chrome, Safari, or Edge
  • HTTP/HTTPS access
  • Create a Google Cloud Skills Boost account which you will need on game day (if you don’t already have one). This was formerly known as a Qwiklabs account. Unsure how to create a Google Cloud Skills Boost account?
    Click here

About the challenges

11th October  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cloud Hero Data Skills

In this game you will train and deploy a TensorFlow model to AI Platform for serving (prediction), understand Google Cloud Dataprep, create a streaming pipeline using a Google-Provided Cloud Dataflow template, and create and modify a cluster from the gcloud Command Line.

  • Vertex AI: Qwik Start
  • Dataprep: Qwik Start
  • Dataflow: Qwik Start - Templates
  • Dataproc: Qwik Start - Console

Game Level: Introductory

Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud: Challenge Lab

In a challenge lab you’re given a scenario and a set of tasks. Instead of following step-by-step instructions, you will use the skills learned from the labs in the quest to figure out how to complete the tasks on your own! An automated scoring system (shown on this page) will provide feedback on whether you have completed your tasks correctly. When you take a challenge lab, you will not be taught new Google Cloud concepts. You are expected to extend your learned skills, like changing default values and reading and researching error messages to fix your own mistakes.

This lab is recommended for students who have enrolled in the Perform Foundational Data, ML, and AI Tasks in Google Cloud quest. Are you ready for the challenge?

Topics tested:

  • Create a simple Dataproc job
  • Create a simple DataFlow job
  • Create a simple Dataprep job
  • Perform one of the three Google machine learning backed API tasks

Game Level: Advanced

12th October  02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Cloud Hero DevOps Skills

In this game you will learn to navigate that iterative journey efficiently and effectively using Google Cloud's operations tools as well as deploy a Kubernetes cluster along with a service using Terraform.

  • Cloud Source Repositories: Qwik Start
  • Managing Deployments Using Kubernetes Engine
  • Deploy Kubernetes Load Balancer Service with Terraform
  • Troubleshooting Workloads on GKE for Site Reliability Engineers

Game Level: Introductory

Implement DevOps in Google Cloud: Challenge Lab

In a challenge lab you’re given a scenario and a set of tasks. Instead of following step-by-step instructions, you will use the skills learned from the labs in the quest to figure out how to complete the tasks on your own! An automated scoring system (shown on this page) will provide feedback on whether you have completed your tasks correctly. When you take a challenge lab, you will not be taught new Google Cloud concepts. You are expected to extend your learned skills, like changing default values and reading and researching error messages to fix your own mistakes.

This lab is recommended for students who have enrolled in the Implement DevOps in Google Cloud quest. Are you ready for the challenge?

Topics tested:

  • Use Jenkins console logs to resolve application deployment issues.
  • Deploy and a development update to a sample application for Jenkins to deploy using a development pipeline.
  • Deploy and test a Kubernetes Canary deployment for a sample application.
  • Push the Canary application branch to master and confirm this triggers a production pipeline update.

Game Level: Advanced

13th October  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cloud Hero Infra Skills

You will learn how to access the Google Cloud Platform Console, create a Google Compute EngineVM, connect to computing resources hosted on Google Cloud Platform via the web, and practice on container creation and application deployment with GKE.

  • A Tour of Google Cloud Hands-on Labs (no game points accumulated)
  • Creating a Virtual Machine
  • Getting Started with Cloud Shell and gcloud
  • Kubernetes Engine: Qwik Start

Game Level: Introductory

Create and Manage Cloud Resources: Challenge Lab

In a challenge lab you’re given a scenario and a set of tasks. Instead of following step-by-step instructions, you will use the skills learned from the labs in the quest to figure out how to complete the tasks on your own! An automated scoring system (shown on this page) will provide feedback on whether you have completed your tasks correctly. When you take a challenge lab, you will not be taught new Google Cloud concepts. You are expected to extend your learned skills, like changing default values and reading and researching error messages to fix your own mistakes.

This lab is recommended for students who have enrolled in the Create and Manage Cloud Resources quest. Are you ready for the challenge?

Topics tested:

  • Create an instance
  • Create a 3-node Kubernetes cluster and run a simple service
  • Create an HTTP(s) load balancer in front of two web servers

Game Level: Advanced