GitLab core team members who are no longer active (alumni) but whose work is very much appreciated.
See core team page for current core team members.
James is a software developer in Orlando, FL, US.
He started following GitLab development in 2012 looking for a better git management interface. Needless to say, it was love at first sight. Since then he's has been supporting GitLab users in the freenode IRC channel.
Valeriy was one of the initial authors of GitLab together with Dmitriy Zaporozhets.
Winnie was part of the core team for almost one year before he joined the GitLab team in May 2017.