Do you want to get started coding and trying out some open data APIs out there? Like the students in the picture above, you now have access to a JupyterHub on the cloud. It is available at https://jupyter.se. After you have logged in, you will find a README file, open it and you can start trying code examples from various sources - such as the hack-for-sweden/open-data-examples GitHub repository.
To learn the basics of what Jupyter is I’d recommend reading this post as it contains brief time efficient learning resources: https://forum.hackforsweden.se/t/speak-to-me-about-jupyter/26/2.
I hope for two things:
- That this can help hackers do even cooler things
- That this could help inspire Sweden to use these tools in educational contexts. It is already a proven concept, so I’m sad not to see it in use.
About the service
- You get to run code on an 8 CPU core machine, but share it with others.
- You have 2 GB of storage in your home directory
/home/jovyan. It can be increased but requires some manual labour by me.
- jupyter.se will be available during the event and perhaps a week after or so, maintained only by me so it may have downtime.