TSR Tech team 4th in Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) GameDay challenge

Official Statement

The Student Room’s Tech team came 4th out of 43 participants in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GameDay challenge

TSR AWS score

Team TSR, led by Simon, Leigh and Jez, narrowly missed out on a top-three spot in the global competition due to waiting for a deployment to complete.

The Amazon challenge required teams to work collaboratively to solve real-world problems in an AWS environment. This involved:

1.Database encryption and security

2.Automated IP blocking based on malicious requests

3. Access control audits and automated server patching

The team was delighted to take part, saying that: “Great fun and satisfaction [was] achieved by all.” They have returned full of inspiration for new strategic initiatives which will be rolled out across The Student Room Group.

About The Student Room  

Founded in 2001, The Student Room is the UK’s largest online student community, providing a platform for young people to connect, and to support each other through peer-to-peer advice on studying, career choice and lifestyle questions in a safe and supportive space. It has over 3 million registered members, primarily aged between 14-24, and currently attracts over 10 million visitors per month. The Student Room works directly with most UK universities as well as a wide range of leading brands and companies.  




For further information, please contact ​ kirsty.cooper@thestudentroom.com   

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