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Pre-Workshop Setup

Please complete the minimum Setup Instructions to prepare for Container Camp with CyVerse.



Additional notes

Wi-Fi-enabled laptop

You should be able to use any laptop (Windows/MacOS/Linux.). We strongly recommend Firefox or Chrome browser. It is recommended that you have administrative/install permissions on your laptop.

CyVerse Account

Please ensure that you have a CyVerse account and have verified your account by completing the verification steps in the email you got when you registered.

Register for your cyverse account at

Github Account

Please ensure that you have a Github account if you don’t have one already

Register for your Github account at

Dockerhub Account

Please ensure that you have a Dockerhub account if you don’t have one already

Register for your Dockerhub account at

Text Editor

Please ensure that you have a Text editor of your choice. Any decent text editor would be sufficient and recommended ones include Atom, Sublime, & VSCode

Download Sublime at Download Atom at Download VSCode at

Slack for networking

We will be using Slack extensively for communication and networking purposes

Register for Slack at

Optional Downloads

Listed below are some extra downloads that are not required for the workshop, but which provide some options for functionalities we will cover.




SSH Clients (Windows)

PuTTY allows SSH connection to a remote machine, and is designed for Windows users who do not have a Mac/Linux terminal. MobaXterm is a single Windows application that provides a ton of functions for programmers, webmasters, IT administrators, and anybody is looking to manage system remotely


Cyberduck is a third-party tool for uploading/downloading data to CyVerse Data Store. Currently, this tool is available for Windows/MacOS only. You will need to download Cyberduck and the connection profile. We will go through configuration and installation at the workshop.

iRODS iCommands

iCommands are command-line software to connect to the CyVerse Data Store.

Download and installation instructions available at CyVerse Learning Center