DAFNI Academic Cases and Training

Virtual Event, 14 September  2021

09:00 – 15:30 BST


DAFNI Training Event

The programme below may be subject to alteration

Time  Session


An opportunity to ask questions and ensure you have completed all pre-event activities so you fully participate in the training sessions

10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:05 Use cases: how the platform has been used

Training Session 1:  Introduction to the Docker

  • Introduction to Docker
  • Why you need to create a Docker image for your model
  • Why you need to create a Dockerfile for your model

10 mins comfort break 


Training Session 1: Uploading your Docker Model to DAFNI

  • Introduction to the models steps on DAFNI before uploading commences
  • Creating a Docker image file for a pre-existing model before upload
  • Creating a Docker definition file for a pre-existing model before upload
  • Uploading the Docker image and definition file to DAFNI

Training Session 1: Hands-on Breakout session

Try out what you have learned 

1:50 Lunch Break 
12:45 Welcome back and introduction to the afternoon session
12:50 Use cases: how the platform has been used

Training Session 2: Creating Workflow

  • creating a workflow: model-publish-vis
  • showing off: changing datasets & chaining models

Training Session 2: Hands-on Breakout session

Try out what you have learned

14:15 10 mins comfort break

Training Session 3: How to visualise Outputs

  • Explain Jupyter Notebooks
  • Explain Vega Plotter tool

Training Session 3: Hands-on Breakout session

Try out what you have learned

15:20 Close of the event

Pre-event preparation work

In order to get the most out of the training, we have some pre-course homework for you to complete in advance of the training on the 14th September.

Step One – Download and install Docker Desktop

Here are the links you need:  https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/install/https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-mac/install/ 

You will need administrative privileges to add this to your laptop. The earlier you install this, the earlier you can solve any potential problems. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to do this on the morning of the training as it can take some time.

Step Two – Download example model:

We are providing an example model for the training. Please download the model and instructions and keep these in a folder you can access on the day. The model is available here: https://github.com/dafnifacility/dafni-example-models/tree/master/uk-climate-analysis

This event is fully booked. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, please email us at info@dafni.ac.uk 

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