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JupyterHub: A roadmap of recent developments and future directions

Min Ragan-Kelley (Simula Research Laboratory), Carol Willing (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
4:10pm–4:50pm Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Who is this presentation for?

  • JupyterHub users

What you'll learn

  • Explore the current and future capabilities of JupyterHub and resources for finding out more about deploying or developing JupyterHub


JupyterHub is a multiuser server for Jupyter notebooks. Min Ragan-Kelley and Carol Willing discuss exciting recent additions and future plans for the project, including the ability to share notebooks with students and collaborators.

With Release 0.7, JupyterHub has added the concept of services, which allows users to deploy new applications with JupyterHub. Services provide a foundation for adding functionality and customizing your deployment to your specific needs. Looking to the future, JupyterHub’s internal authentication implementation is moving to OAuth. Using OAuth as the default for internal authentication makes it easier to integrate and offer services that already support OAuth.

As researchers, educators, and industry professionals, you frequently collaborate with peers and publish data for others to use. Min and Carol share work to develop sharing tools for publishing and collaborating on notebooks and to enhance the distribution and collection of notebooks as educational or work assignments using tools like nbgrader.

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Min Ragan-Kelley

Simula Research Laboratory

Min Ragan-Kelley is a postdoctoral fellow at Simula Research Lab in Oslo, Norway, where he focuses on developing JupyterHub, Binder, and related technologies and supporting deployments of Jupyter in science and education around the world. Min has been contributing to IPython and Jupyter since 2006 (full-time since 2013).

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Carol Willing

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Carol Willing is a research software engineer at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo working full-time on Project Jupyter, a Python Software Foundation fellow and former director, a Jupyter Steering Council member, a geek in residence at FabLab San Diego, where she teaches wearable electronics and software development, and an independent developer of open hardware and software. She co-organizes PyLadies San Diego and San Diego Python, contributes to open source community projects, including OpenHatch, CPython, Jupyter, and’s open source projects, and is an active member of the MIT Enterprise Forum in San Diego. She enjoys sharing her passion for electronics, software, problem solving, and the arts. Previously, Carol worked in software engineering management, product and project management, sales, and the nonprofit sector. She holds an MS in management with an emphasis on applied economics and high-tech marketing from MIT and a BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University.