JupyterHub and BinderHub Team Meeting - October#

Meeting details#

Date: Thursday, October 17, 7AM UTC


  • name | institution | GitHub handle

  • Erik Sundell | Sandvik | @consideRatio

  • Tim | Binder | @betatim

  • Sarah | Turing | @sgibson91

  • Simon | Open Microscopy Environment | @manics

  • Kenan | GESIS | @bitnik

  • Arnim | GESIS | @arnim

  • Min | Simula | @minrk

Quick updates#

60 second updates on things you have been up to, questions you have, or developments you think people should know about. Please add yourself, and if you do not have an update to share, you can pass.

  • [name=Erik Sundell] About z2jh progress.

  • [name=Simon] Thanks for inviting me to join!

    • 🎉

Reports and celebrations#

This is a place to make announcements (without a need for discussion). This is also a great place to give shout-outs to contributors! We’ll read through these at the beginning of the meeting.

Agenda items#

This is what we’ll cover in the meeting (we have about 60m in total). We’ll copy the proposed agenda topics above here just before the meeting.

  • Add agenda item here [name, estimated time for conversation]

  • Jupyter Governance changes [name=Tim] (X minutes)

    • details needed from Tim (check forum thread for details)

    • several threads including lots of new ones this morning

    • if you are interested in governance get yourself involved!

  • mybinder.org cloud credits contingency [name=Tim]

    • what should we do if we run out of GKE credits?

    • jupyterhub/team-compass#214 related discussion issue

    • top repos by launches (look at timestamp column)

    • Ideas:

      • give less resources to repositories that are used mostly to “just look”

        • will only work if we are limited by memory not number of pods per node

        • need to stick to highmem-8 nodes on GKE

      • TODO: What node types are used across the federation (pods per node limit, memory and CPU)?

        • this will help determine resource limits.

        • Turing: Standard_D4s_v3 nodes, 4 vCPU, 16 GB

      • TODO: implement per repo resource limits

      • TODO: try out what happens during a version bump when capacity will reduce briefly

      • Investigate mechanisms to make the “don’t send traffic” more granular for version mismatches

      • TODO: what are the special services we run on GKE that can’t easily move?

  • MS Azure Portal walkthrough [name=Sarah] (10 mins)

    • Tim asked me if I could do a short introduction to the Azure Portal for managing an Azure-hosted BinderHub

    • Would anyone want a longer meeting for more questions?

    • Docker Bot for Azure: HelmUpgradeBot/DockerCleanUp

    • can we setup a shared docker registry that is shared amongst all clusters in the federation?

    • add option to configure federation members to only opt-in to “high traffic” repositories

  • Software Sustainability Insitute 2020 Fellowship application run-through [name=Sarah] (10 mins)

    • I’ve decided to apply to do something Binder related and the application involves a 6 minute screen-cast presentation.

    • Looks like we may not have time for this so here’s the link to the PR with the script for my presentation, a link to the slides is at the top of the markdown file: sgibson91/ssi-fellowship#1

  • Releasing JupyterHub 1.1 [name=min]