Jupyter Workshop, 8 March 2019

Jupyter notebooks are a web-based system for interactive computing, and the Aalto Juptyerhub (https://jupyter.cs.aalto.fi) extends this with some features useful for teaching.

This workshop is to introduce the Aalto community to the Aalto JupyterHubs and how they can be used for teaching (including independent projects) and research. The workshop has the goals of introducing new users to Jupyter, providing advice on implementation in courses, and guiding future development. The main audience is teachers, but any interested people are welcome to attend, but research uses will be discussed too.

Date/time: 2019-03-08, 10:00-12:00

Location: T4, CS building.

Registration: none, just show up.


The first hour will be a general introduction about Jupyter and our services (good for those determining if this is of any use and strategy) the second half will be focused on practical examples and discussion for those who want to actively use (sharing knowledge among those who are or will use it).

  • 10:00-10:15: Intro to Aalto JupyterHub, Joakim Järvinen
    • Strategic benefits of JupyterHub and its use in Machine Learning Basic Principles 2018
  • 10:15-10:20: The Aalto A+ learning management system, Jaakko Kantojärvi
    • What the A+ system is and how it relates (and could relate to) to JupyterHub.
  • 10:20-10:35: Aalto JupyterHub details and ecosystem, Richard Darst
    • Background, where we are going, and primary limitations.
  • 10:35-10:50: Demos of Data Science and Kernel Methods notebooks in courses, Petri Jehkonen and Eric Bach
  • Discussion/break: 10 min
  • (end of first half, begin details half for those who want to stay)
  • 11:00-11:20: From start to Jupyter: demo of a full course setup, Richard Darst
    • Requesting a course, tracking files, managing students, grading, sharing files, integration with other services, etc.
  • 11:20-???: Notebook construction for autograding, Alexander Ilin and Joakim Järvinen
    • Making notebooks for autograding is quite challenging. Learn how to do it well.
  • Discussion and planning for the future

About the Aalto JupyterHubs

Jupyter is an interactive computing ecosystem. It is most known for the Jupyter (formerly IPython) notebooks, which combine code, documentation, and output together in a usable form. JupyterHub provides multiuser access over the web: Aalto provides two, one for all Aalto users, in particular students and with support for courses and one for research, as part of Triton.

See also

The Jupyter4edu book might be the best external known resource so far.