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Welcome to the Fourth Conference of Research Software Engineering, held at the University of Birmingham. For directions to and during the event, see the campus maps page.

In the Aston Webb Building near to the registration/reception desk, a cloakroom is available in room G30 along with a quiet room in G31.
Thursday, September 19 • 09:00 - 10:30
#6W3a - Build a BinderHub for hosting Reproducible Software in the Cloud (part 1)

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To participate in this workshop, you will need a Microsoft Azure account. Sign up for a free trial here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/free/
You will asked to provide a credit card for identity purposes only - you will NOT be charged. Please also do NOT use an .ac.uk domain email address to sign up as this might cause problems during deployment.

You will also need a Docker Hub account, please sign up here: https://hub.docker.com/signup

Familiarity with the command line is also useful.

BinderHub is a Cloud-based, multi-user server technology that captures the computing environment of a Git repository within a Docker image. It then provides an interactive browser from which code can be run in the environment under which it was developed without placing installation responsibilities on the user. A unique URL to this browser is generated making the software easily sharable with collaborators. BinderHubs can be built anywhere in the world and are Cloud-neutral. Building an in-house BinderHub is advantageous as it would facilitate the use of private repositories and make available a greater variety of computing resources - facilities which are not currently available on the public Binder service.

By harnessing the power of Cloud computing and building a BinderHub with expanded capabilities, scientific analyses can become more accessible and transparent to the wider community. BinderHubs can showcase the reproducibility of software as well as being a valuable teaching or demonstration tool.

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to deploy a BinderHub on Microsoft Azure and connect with others who have or are interested in doing so.

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Sarah Gibson

Research Data Scientist, The Alan Turing Institute
Among other projects, I was a core team member behind The Turing Way (https://the-turing-way.netlify.com/introduction/introduction, https://github.com/alan-turing-institute/the-turing-way) which produced a handbook to reproducible data science. I am also a mybinder team member. I'm... Read More →

Thursday September 19, 2019 09:00 - 10:30
5. Nuffield Building, Room G17 Nuffield Building