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Building your First Vessel with Code - Hello World


In this tutorial, you'll walk through the steps required to set up a very simple Vessel that prints Hello, World. By the end of the tutorial, you will know how to:

  • Set up a Vessel with Code.
  • Write a script directly in the UI.
  • Check to verify that a Vessel ran successfully.

For the sake of the this tutorial, we suggest starting off by building a Vessel inside of the Playground Project or a project for Testing. You can follow this tutorial to set that up.


Step 1 - Initial Setup#

  1. Using the sidebar, click on Projects to expand the list of projects.
  2. Click on either the Playground project or the Testing project. You'll be directed to the Vessels tab of this project.
  3. Hover over the + New button in the top-right corner of the screen and click New Vessel.

  1. A modal will pop up asking you how you would like to use to build your Vessel. On the left side of the modal, you'll see an option for a With Code. Click this option.


You've successfully started the setup flow for building a Vessel with Code!

We'll now walk through the Vessel Wizard to create our Hello World Vessel. Select the tab of Python, Bash, or Node to get language specific instructions.

Step 2 - Select a Language#

Click on Python. You'll be immediately redirected to the next step.

Step 3 - Provide your Code#

By default, you will be able to start providing your code via the Write method.

  1. In the field entitled File Name write . This is now the name of your script.
  2. In the field titled Code write print('Hello, World!') . Your script now contains the Python code to print this famous message.
  3. On the right-hand side of the screen, there is a field entitled File to Run. Because the Code section was set to write, this field will automatically mirror what you typed into File Name. It should say
  4. Click the Next Step button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 4 - Requirements#

For this tutorial, we don't have any environment variables to set up or external package dependencies to install. Go ahead and click the Next Step button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5 - Settings#

  1. Under the information section, give your Vessel the name of Hello, World.
  2. Under the notifications section, make sure that your email is listed. It should be added by default.
  3. Add an additional notification email of You'll notice that you can add any user or alias to the notification list, whether or not they have access to your organization.
  4. Click the Save & Finish button at the bottom of the screen.


Not every step will be required. The necessary settings depend entirely on the solution you build and it's complexity.

Step 6 - Running the Vessel#

You should see the following screen:

Go ahead and click Run Your Vessel. This will schedule your Vessel to run immediately and redirect you to Vessel Log page.

Step 7 - Checking the Logs#

You should have been redirected to the following page that shows you all of the details about the specific Log you clicked.


If the Vessel has a Status of Scheduled or Running you may see sections of this page that are incomplete.

Wait a few seconds for your Vessel to begin running. The page will automatically refresh with updates.

In the output, you'll see a total of 3 things.

  1. Shipyard creates a working directory under /home/shipyard/
  2. Shipyard downloads the file you created under the Code section.
  3. Shipyard prints the text Hello, World!

You've successfully created and run a Vessel!

Now that you've completed the basics of building a Vessel, try out the next tutorial!