Agenda for ResOps 2019

Dates & booking information

The dates reserved for 2019 are:

Date Location #places Registration link Registration Close
21 Aug 2019 Garden Room 30 21 Aug Register closed
04 Sep 2019 Training room 1 30 04 Sep Register closed
13 Sep 2019 Garden Room 30 13 Sep Register closed
02 Oct 2019 Garden Room 30 02 Oct Register closed
18 Oct 2019 Garden Room 30 18 Oct Register closed

Bookings are managed via eventbrite. If you’re interested in a particular date and it’s already full, please add your name to the waiting list, we’ll notify you if a place becomes available.

If we don’t get enough bookings for a particular date we may cancel it and ask people to re-subscribe for a different session.

If all the courses fill up we will schedule more. We may also increase the number of places available on the course as we gain experience with it, so again, make use of the waiting list.

Course objectives

This workshop will provide some background to cloud computing and practical experience in building, deploying and running applications in cloud platforms - Embassy (OpenStack), Google, Amazon and Azure. Using examples drawn from EMBL-EBI’s experiences in the life-sciences, but using tools and technologies that are cross-platform and cross-domain, attendees will come away with a knowledge as to the user-centric hybrid cloud strategy as well as practical aspects of deploying across different clouds and the architectural considerations around porting applications to a cloud.


  • Must bring your laptops, we can’t provide machines.
  • Your laptop should have an SSH client(for window user Putty or any choice e.g. WDL) and a valid public SSH key.
  • You should be comfortable with basic Linux command-line usage and have a working knowledge of GIT.
  • Account should be created on Public GitLab to avoid 2F authentication from EBI gitlab.
  • We are providing sandbox over embassy cloud to play exercises. Workshop participants can use Nano editor by default. Other CLI editors are also available in the sandbox.