Blog Company Apply to speak at GitLab Commit!
Published on: July 15, 2019
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Apply to speak at GitLab Commit!

Share your story with the wider GitLab community.


Hello there! The inaugural GitLab Commit conferences are coming this fall, and I'm thrilled to invite you to attend and speak. After taking over Brooklyn and London, GitLab will be heading to San Francisco in January and the Call for Papers is now open. We believe that everyone can contribute, and so we want to hear from you, so apply now to share your insights, innovations, and inspirations. But don't wait too long; the Call for Papers closes on October 21 at 11:59 PM Pacific.

Our community is essential to GitLab, and your unique points of view are what will power great GitLab Commit events. If you need help with your submissions, feel free to reach out to me directly on Twitter – @pritianka – or send an email to the Commit team at [email protected]. We're delighted to support and elevate your voices.

Below is more information about the event. Check out what we're cooking up, and I look forward to seeing all of your talk proposals!

What is Commit?

GitLab Commit brings together the GitLab community to connect, learn, and inspire. You’ll learn about exciting new technologies and hear how creators like you are innovating the future of software development.

GitLab Commit is coming to San Francisco on Jan. 14, 2020!

We invite you to speak at GitLab Commit and share your software journey. We’re looking for stories that showcase the power of DevOps in action. Share the technologies and strategies you’ve employed, your challenges and successes, or a behind-the-scenes look at how you're building something incredible.

Results is a GitLab company value – and the theme of this conference – so proposals that share clear results (such as improved cycle times by 30% or reduced MTTR by 45%) will be prioritized.

Session types

We're accepting proposals for 30-minute lectures or panels, 20-minute live coding demos, 10-minute lightning talks, and ideas for 'birds of a feather' discussions.


Cloud native

Learn how to leverage cloud native technologies like Kubernetes, severless, and multicloud to build and run applications better and faster.

DevOps in action

Expect to walk away with practical advice and examples of how others navigated their DevOps transformations. These sessions focus on actions and results rather than high-level ideas.

Live coding

These adrenaline-pumping sessions will feature doers on stage, live coding, debugging, and hacking. Join along on your laptop or just enjoy the show.

Powered by GitLab

Software has eaten the world, and we are all better for it. Hear how developers like you are building on GitLab to solve large-scale problems across the world, from humanitarian crises to space exploration.

Looking for inspiration?

Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • The single application for cloud native: How you utilize multiple (not necessarily all) GitLab product stages from Manage to Plan, Create, Verify, Package, Secure, Release, Configure, Monitor, and Protect your software DevSecOps lifecycle
  • Planning and managing DevOps: Tips, tricks, and lessons learned about how to organize, plan, and deliver across groups and projects. Share how you estimate, plan sprints, create boards, and keep your project moving forward.
  • Social coding: DevOps is a team effort – we learn from each other. In this track learn how to master Git, code reviews, and innersourcing to make it easier for you to share and ship faster.
  • Automated, secure, and reliable applications: From CI and CD to security, automation is the foundation of DevOps transformation. In this track, we are exploring best practices and insights into what it takes to rapidly iterate and deliver at the speed of business.
  • Cloud native and Kubernetes: GitLab + Kubernetes = Awesome


The Call For Papers for GitLab Commit San Francisco closes October 21! Get more details and to submit your talks here.

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