Sneaking Data into Containers with the Whole Tale

Accessing remote data with persistent, user-definable computational environments is a key challenge in digital scholarship. The Whole Tale is a response to this requirement, building and combining components to provide a virtual research "home" on the web. In this talk, we'll describe how the Whole Tale project leverages existing Python projects (Jupyter, PyFilesystem, fusepy, WsgiDAV, Girder and many others) to bring remote analysis (including code and environment) and data together, providing persistent workspaces while automatically capturing provenance and data lineage to facilitate reproducibility and verifiability -- cornerstones of the scholarly process.

 Speaker: Matthew Turk, University of Illinois
 Speaker: Kacper Kowalik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign