"The objectives of this module are to explore and get to know more about the container system (file system and processes) and understand that โ€˜containers aren't magicโ€™"


The estimated time to complete this training module is 3h.

The prerequisites to take this module are:

Contact Isil Bilgin if you have questions on this module, or if you want to check that you completed successfully all the exercises.


This module consists of a video by Tristan Glatard that was originally presented at BrainHack School 2020 and notebook by Tristan Glatard containing links to content by Julia Evans.

The notebook may be found here.

The video presentation is available here:


  • Watch the video presentation.
  • Complete the notebook exercises and review the content.
  • Follow up with Isil Bilgin to validate you completed the exercise correctly.
  • ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰ you completed this training module! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽ‰

More resources

  • Documentation for Docker can be found here and Singularity here
  • Read a bit more from the The Turing Way Book to learn why containers are important for the reproducable research.
  • You can also have a look at this lecture about Docker Containers by Dr. Peer Herholz from Brainhack School 2020.
  • And yet another lecture nother lecture about Dockers from Dr. Chris Gorgolewski at Neurohackademy course here