JupyterHub and BinderHub Monthly Report#
Goal: Continuous improvement
Meeting Date: 21 Mar 2018, 6pm CET or your timezone
Videoconference link: https://calpoly.zoom.us/my/jupyter
Link to prior week’s virtual meeting report (needs archiving)
Welcome to the Team Meeting#
If you are joining the team video meeting, sign in below so we know who was here. Roll call:
your name / affiliation / github
Tim / Wild Tree Tech / @betatim
Carol / Project Jupyter (Cal Poly) / @willingc
Min / Simula / @minrk
Jessica / Jupyter / @jzf2101
Erik / IT-Gymnasiet Uppsala / @consideRatio
Chris H / UC Berkeley / @choldgraf
Help or discussion needed; Agenda Items for Monthly Meeting
repo2docker next release 0.6 mid-April
z2jh - support for k8 deployments - issue
NOTES: two biggest differentiators deploying k8s on baremetal vs. cloud provider is “LoadBalancer” and “PersistentVolume”. Would be valuable to make it clearer which kubernetes objects/concepts we’re using, and which can be “assumed” vs. needed.
TODO: create issue to discuss which parts of the jhub deployment depend on which components of kubernetes - create documentation on this.
TODO: reach out to the Orsay people about what they’ve done to set this up and what problems they found
TODO: reach out to CERN about how installing z2jh went (Tim)
k8 incubator: kubespray
Kubeflow (JupyterHub and Machine Learning/Tensorflow) Link to JHub issues
15 minute presentation on Friday, April 6 9am Pacific
like kubeflow but from RedHat?
service bundles and svcat (service catalog)
Jessica asks: How do we get better information about interactive computing from Binder?
who uses mybinder?
what kind of repos are there?
Jessica is looking for information to share with the community on how everyone uses binder combining repo info from GH
GA gives us an idea of what repos people click and when but not how long they stay
can we extract something about “minutes in a binder” from stackdriver logs?
we can extend the pages in a user container to include GA in each container
investigate GitHub activity stream on bigquery
PyCaribbean talk on BigQuery, link?
Chris would like help with extracting data out of GA
there is a repo: jupyterhub/binder-data
Jessica will follow up
https://twitter.com/betatim/status/974710693902635010 scientist using mybinder for publication
dumping data task:
turn this into an issue on jupyterhub/binder, there might already be an issue
where to put data from prometheus?
how long does the prometheus data last?
how do we extract information and what information should we extract?
Note that right now prometheus does not log which repos get launched, so we need to figure out the right way to do this, I think Yuvi had thoughts on a path forward there
Is anybody interested in a reproducible document collab with eLife / substance.io ? There’s a similar interest w/ a team at the Turing institute in London
eLife and substance.io working together on reproducible document format and UI
eLife might host their own binderhub
maybe interested in helping create tech for publishers
Turing institute interested in finding published papers and enhancing their public version
Jessica, Tim, Min and Erik would be interested in hearing more
Erik figures that that it would be an awesome resource helping out communicating the benefits of mybinder.org to universities.
do we want to commit to a BinderHub release schedule for 0.1?
Potentially treat “releases” more as a marker of “which versions work with other versions of other tools” as opposed to defining it by major features. Cut a 0.1 release around the next release of JupyterHub and make it clear that BinderHub is still in big-time alpha version.
Next actions (team)
Working toward JupyterHub 0.9 release
rough timeline: ~weeks
there will be a (short) beta release
News, Information, and Thanks#
Team News and Informational items
Four(!) JupyterCon CFP submissions
Related projects (repo2docker, nbgrader, others)
Google Cloud Podcast Interview Monday with Yuvi, Chris, and Jessica
Meetings with Orsay in Paris
Orsay and OpenDreamKit talking about JupyterHub in education with Min and Chris
Oxford / Cambridge interest in JupyterHub
eLife/substance.io collaboration on reproducible documents?
Binder / Turing institute collaboration on “reproducible stars”
Had a nice meeting with CZI people at Berkeley, seems like there’s opportunity for collaboration there
Thanks, Things to Celebrate, and anything else
Two big milestones that went well: JupyterLab related traffic spike and try.jupyter.org now uses mybinder.org!