Thanks Titus,

Do you have an estimate of what the total AWS cost was for the session? (To 
help us convince sources of financial support…)



> On 9 Aug 2017, at 01:32, C. Titus Brown <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I put this together for a tutorial last week, and I have to say it went 
> amazingly smoothly:
> Briefly,
> * I started a big Amazon machine;
> * I installed Docker and built a custom image containing my software of 
> interest;
> * I ran multiple containers, one connected to port 8000, one on 8001, etc. 
> and gave each student a different port;
> * students could connect in and use the Terminal program in Jupyter to 
> execute commands, and could upload/download files via the Jupyter console 
> interface;
> * in theory I could have used notebooks too, but for this I didn’t have need.
> I am aware that JupyterHub can probably do all of this including manage the 
> containers, but I’m still a bit shy of diving into that; this was fairly 
> straightforward, gave me disposable containers that were isolated for each 
> individual student, and worked almost flawlessly.  Should be easy to do with 
> RStudio too.
> Other write-ups to do similar things with your favorite setup would be great!
> best,
> —titus
> p.s. the actual tutorial that students ran was here: 
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