Communities of practice for Jupyter deployments on shared infrastructure


Projects like Pangeo and education-driven deployments like the UC Berkeley DataHub have demonstrated the power of assembling open tools, deploying them on the cloud and making them available to researchers and students. Similarly, in Canada, the Syzygy ( and Callysto ( projects, which deploy JupyterHubs for researchers and grades 5-12 classrooms across the country, are victims of “catastrophic success,” where use of the hubs and interest for expansion of services (e.g. custom Pangeo-like hubs for research projects or workshops) is increasing much more rapidly than anticipated. In the Canadian context, this rapid growth in demand is driving ideas for the creation of a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support people who are engaged in interactive computing. The organization, International Interactive Computing Collaboration (2i2c), would be seeded in Canada with the intention of fostering a global network of people invested in advancing interactive computing, openly sharing software and best practices, and advocating for the continued development of cloud agnostic infrastructure. In this session, we will give a brief overview of the Syzygy project, introduce the vision of 2i2c and discuss with participants how such a nonprofit organization could benefit the broader community, and what principles it should follow to successfully grow into an international network where individual nodes can fulfill national/regional missions.

2019-11-07 2:00 PM — 2:55 PM
Sante Fe, NM