Hub illustrations

Hi all!

When Juliette made the amazing comic for Binder, I thought it was funny that all of the technological magic that you’ve all put your time and skills into was represented by the tiniest Docker logo in the corner! :joy:

At the Turing Way book dashes, we’ve been joined by the brilliant illustrator Matt from Scriberia who was creating some fantastic images to be included in the book. (If any of you follow @KirstieJane on twitter, you may have already seen a few!) So I sat down with Matt to create an accompanying image of the working parts of a BinderHub, and here it is!

We have a Docker whale delivering a container from repo2docker to JupyterHub, the Kubernetes crane is managing all of the containers on the Hub, the Hub is built on the cloud, and users and classes/workshops are coming along to look at the contents of the open container. One person loved it so much, they’re taking a clone back to their business!

I’m so thrilled by this! I think he did an amazing job of capturing a complex technology given that a lot of the words probably meant nothing to him and I just wanted to share it with you all :blush:

When these images are finished and digitised, they’ll be available on the Turing Way repo under a CC-BY license so anyone can re-use them.


@choldgraf I saw the discussion on your tweet of this about where Binder is in this image (I should get twitter but I feel such solidarity with all the other twitter-less Sarahs on #sarahneedstwitter :joy: )

If I were to ask for the word Binder to be put on there, I’d put it on the floor of the JH with the people stood on it to show it’s a platform. But really, I see this as an “exploding out” of the Docker logo in the corner of Juliette’s comic so the two images compliment each other :slight_smile:

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Updated image available on The Turing Way Zenodo :smile:


whoooah these are so cool! I will never understand how illustrators can do what they do, it is like magic to me

Haha, yup! He was the most productive person at the book dash, by far!

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