From Jupyter Notebook to Web Server: Automating Container Deployments with GitHub Actions

Aug. 8, 2024

9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT

NSF NCAR Mesa Lab and Virtual

This training is for NSF NCAR and UCAR staff that are interested in using GitHub actions for automation. It will focus specifically on using GitHub actions to build containers and update Helm charts used for cloud deployments.

This workshop is a follow on to the From Jupyter Notebook to Web Server workshop held on June 20th, 2024. It is not a prerequisite that participants attended that workshop. A recording of that workshop is available to review.


This workshop guides participants through automation techniques available through GitHub for building container images and updating on-premise cloud applications. Attendees will develop a GitHub Action workflow to build a container image and push it to Docker Hub. The workshop will also cover creating a Helm chart, an application configuration, that can be used to deploy to the On-premise cloud pilot. The session further delves into using GitHub Actions to update the Helm chart with new build information and how it can enable an automation strategy known as GitOps. 

This training is available to NSF NCAR and UCAR staff only. Staff can register by August 4th.