Building reproducible computing environments: a workshop for non-experts

A3 | Fri 25 Jan | 1:30 p.m.–3:10 p.m.

Presented by

  • Aleksandra Pawlik

    Aleksandra works as a Community Advocate for Stencila, the open source suite of components for reproducible research. Her role focuses on understanding users’ needs to direct Stencila development and supporting open source developer community. Aleksandra has been working in the research software area for over 7 years coordinating training for the Software Sustainability Institute in the UK and then for the New Zealand eScience Infrastructure. Aleksandra is a Software and Data Carpentry certified instructor and has trained other instructors in Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.


Dependency hell is ubiquitous in the world of software for research. This affects research transparency and reproducibility. As a part of Stencila project we are developing a tool, Dockter, which makes it easier for researchers to create Docker images for their research projects. Dockter also generates a JSON file with information about the software environment (based on CodeMeta and allowing for further processing and enabling interoperability with other tools. During this hands-on (bring your laptops!) tutorial you will work through generating a sample interactive and reproducible research report.