Steven Silvester and Jason Grout lead a walkthrough of JupyterLab as a user and as an extension author, explore the capabilities of JupyterLab, and a offer a demonstration of how to create a simple extension to the environment.
Steven and Jason begin with a brief introduction and the motivation behind JupyterLab before diving into a live demonstration. They then discuss a third-party extension, a GeoJSON renderer, and show you how to create your own custom extension that adds content to the application. The tutorial will end with a brief Q&A and individual lab time for exploration and making custom extensions for JupyterLab.
Steven Silvester is a software engineer at Continuum Analytics, where he works on Project Jupyter and JupyterLab, a next-generation user interface for the Jupyter Notebook. He has also written kernels for Octave, MATLAB, and Scilab. Previously, Steven served 10 years in the US Air Force.
Jason Grout is a Jupyter developer at Bloomberg, working primarily on JupyterLab and the interactive widget system. He has also been a major contributor to the open source Sage mathematical software system for many years. Jason also co-organizes the PyDataNYC Meetup. Previously, Jason was an assistant professor of mathematics at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds a PhD in mathematics from Brigham Young University.
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