Getting started

Estimated time: 3 minutes


Make sure you have docker installed and git installed, then install flytekit:

pip install flytekit

Clone the flytekit-python-template repo to create our own git repository called flyteexamples:

git clone flyteexamples
cd flyteexamples

Write Your First Flyte Workflow

Let’s take a look at the example workflow in myapp/workflows/

from flytekit import task, workflow

def greet(name: str) -> str:
    return f"Hello, {name}"

def hello_world(name: str = "world") -> str:
    greeting = greet(name=name)
    return greeting

As you can see, a Flyte task is the most basic unit of work in Flyte, and you can compose multiple tasks into a workflow. Try running and modifying the script locally.

Start a Local Flyte Backend

Once you’re happy with the script, run the following command in your terminal:

docker run --rm --privileged -p 30081:30081 -p 30082:30082 -p 30084:30084

When you see the message Flyte is ready!, your local sandbox should be ready on http://localhost:30081/console.

Register Your Workflows

Now we’re ready to ship your code to the Flyte backend by running the following command:

FLYTE_AWS_ENDPOINT=http://localhost:30084/ FLYTE_AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=minio FLYTE_AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=miniostorage make fast_register

Run Your Workflows

To run a workflow, go to http://localhost:30081/console/projects/flyteexamples/workflows and then follow these steps:

  1. Select the hello_world workflow

  2. Click the Launch Workflow button in the upper right corner

  3. Update the name input argument

  4. Proceed to Launch to trigger an execution

🎉 Congratulations, you just ran your first Flyte workflow 🎉

Next Steps: Tutorials

To experience the full capabilities of Flyte, try out the Flytekit Tutorials 🛫