Tutorial: Make a GitLab Contribution
Learn how to configure the GitLab Development Kit, make code updates, push changes to the community fork, and create a merge request.
Choose a track to find step-by-step instructions on how to contribute.
Add features, fix bugs, help with reviews, and more. You don't need to know how to write code to contribute.
From fixing typos to rewriting pages, anyone can contribute to the GitLab documentation.
Join the 1,500+ community members who translate GitLab into more than 35 languages.
Help make GitLab easy to use for a diverse group of people. Propose features, fix design bugs, and enhance code.
Help grow a community where everyone can contribute. Learn about public outreach, blogging, and running community meetups.
Create default templates, repositories, and CI/CD pipeline definitions. Help others around the world get started more quickly.
Pair with Other Contributors
Subscribe and check out the pairing sessions on the Community Coders for GitLab YouTube channel. Turn on desktop notifications to be notified and jump in when pairing sessions start.
If you need any help while contributing to GitLab:
- If you need help with a merge request or need help finding a reviewer:
- Join the community on the GitLab Community Discord and find other contributors in the
#contributechannel or initiate a mentor session.
- For any other questions or feedback on contributing:
@gitlab-org/developer-relations/contributor-successin a comment on your merge request or issue.
- Feel free to make a new issue with the Contributor Success team sharing your experience.
- Did you run out of compute minutes for your GitLab merge requests? Join the GitLab community forks project.
Everyone Can Contribute
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging is one of our values. We want to create a welcoming community for every contributor. Please visit our Code of Conduct page to learn more about our commitment to an open and welcoming environment.
All contributions to GitLab are subject to the DCO or a CLA. More on the GitLab DCO and CLA.
You can see the wider community contribution data in our community dashboard.