Hello Cleveland! Hello PyCon 2019!
If you are planning on using mybinder.org as part of your tutorial, workshop, live demo, etc please do post here. Awesome! Why post here? PyCon is huge and we’d like to make sure we are prepared for any thundering herds so that you, the participants and the operators of mybinder.org have a great time (and keep the stress low in everyone’s life).
Some things to keep in mind:
- there is a 100 live instances per repo limit in place, once you reach it new users will get a “sorry we are full” message
- every 70 (or so) additional live instances we need to scale up our cluster which takes about 10 minutes. If the cluster is at 400 live instances in total right now, then at 471 we will need to scale the cluster up. During scale up everyone has to join the waiting queue.
- PyCon has wifi, but we all know how well conference wifi works when you really need it. Have a backup plan.
- mybinder.org is generally a stable service. However we have little experience with keynote speakers asking everyone to launch a binder type events. They are the black swan events. The operators are volunteers and might be sleeping, on a plane or generally not at their computers. Have a plan for when it takes a while for service to be restored in case of an outage.
If you let us know your plans we can work something out together or provision a cluster with more headroom during PyCon or …
Be awesome and thanks for helping us help you help others learn more about Python!