Introduction to Docker

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

This workshop, organized by the Center of Expertise in Big Geodata Science (CRIB), aims to introduce the use of Docker containers with the goal of using them for modern, scalable computational workflows. Such workflows are useful for ensuring reproducible research outputs. The participants will learn the fundamentals of containers, practice essential Docker commands, and gain hands-on experience in building and managing Docker images and containers.

The workshop is based on the Carpenty Incubator course "Reproducible Computational Environments Using Containers: Introduction to Docker" and covers the following aspects:

Participants must have access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a running Docker installation (see the setup instructions for installation).


13 March 2024


ITC Building, Room LA 2409
Hallenweg 8, 7522 NH Enschede


The participants should have basic familiarity with using a command shell, and we expect participants also to be acquainted with text editors like Vim, Nano, or Notepad++.


Registration is required to attend the workshop, which is open to all UT staff and students

The capacity is limited to 25 people. In case of more registrations, the participants will be selected randomly, considering the balance between staff and students.

Registration is now closed. Thanks for your interest!

Instructors S. Girgin MSc (Serkan)
Associate Professor, Head of CRIB
ir. J.H. Gohil MSc (Jay)



Welcome and icebreaker

13:00 - 13:30

Introduction to containers

13:30 - 14:15

Introduction to Docker commands to run and manage containers

14:15 - 14:30


14:30 - 15:00

Managing external dependencies and resources

15:00 - 15:30

Introduction to Dockerfiles

15:30 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:30

Creating your own Docker images

16:30 - 16:45

Sneak peek into advanced Docker features

16:45 - 17:00


For more information or questions, please contact ir. Jay Gohil (