GitLab Heroes: Building GitLab together

GitLab Heroes engages, supports, connects, and recognizes members of the wider GitLab community who make outstanding contributions to GitLab and our community around the globe.

Become a GitLab Hero

Be a Hero

At GitLab, we believe everyone can contribute. In that spirit, we believe everyone in our community can become a GitLab Hero.

If you are new to GitLab and looking to get started contributing to our community, we have many ways to contribute. You can improve documentation, contribute code, organize a GitLab meetup, give a tech talk, or write a blog post.

If you are active in our community and organizing meetups, recording demos for YouTube, giving talks at conferences and events, writing technical blog posts, or contributing to our open source project, we want to engage, support, and recognize you for your contribution as a GitLab Hero.

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Heroes Rewards

  • Invitations to special events
  • Support for travel to speak about GitLab at events
  • GitLab Ultimate licenses
  • Special Heroes swag so people know how awesome you are
  • Access to GitLab's product, engineering, and developer evangelism teams to help with reviews of talks and blog posts

Attributes of a Hero

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The Hero's Journey

GitLab Heroes has three levels progressing from Contributor to Hero to Superhero. Below you will see example contributions and rewards for each level.
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Be a Contributor

Contributions
  • Contribute 5 merged MRs (or one awesome MR!) to improve GitLab - the application, website, or docs
  • Contribute 5 merged MRs to a project that is part of the GitLab for Open Source program
  • Organize a GitLab meetup group
  • Give multiple tech talks about GitLab
  • Publish 3 blog posts about GitLab
  • Actively contribute to the GitLab forum and GitLab issues
Rewards
  • Unique Heroes swag
  • Support from GitLab's Developer Relations teams
  • Shoutouts on the GitLab Company Call & social media
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Be a Hero

Contributions
  • Contribute 10 merged MRs to improve GitLab
  • Be a maintainer of a project that is part of the GitLab for Open Source program
  • Organize 8 GitLab meetup events per year
  • Present about GitLab at a regional conference
  • Post 5 YouTube videos about GitLab
  • Most hearts received in a quarter on the forum
Rewards
  • Rewards of Contributor, plus:
  • Free GitLab Ultimate license for personal use
  • Invites to conferences and GitLab events
  • Support when traveling to events to talk about GitLab
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Be a Superhero

Contributions
  • Serve on GitLab's Core Team
  • Organize 12 GitLab meetup events per year
  • Give a keynote about GitLab at a global conference
  • Publish an article or video about GitLab with 10,000 views
  • Most hearts received in a year on the forum
Rewards
  • Rewards of Hero, plus:
  • Access to GitLab team members for help with content
  • Coaching to build technology thought leadership

Meet the Heroes

GitLab Heroes is a global community of contributors.
Max Wittig

Max Wittig

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer with a strong passion for open source software, interested in upcoming technologies
Anshul Riyal

Anshul Riyal

GitLab Hero

FullStack Engineer ❤️ OpenSource Contributor @Gitlab
Piotr Kurpik

Piotr Kurpik

GitLab Hero

DevOps Engineer
Keith McDuffee

Keith McDuffee

GitLab Hero

Founder/developer of StackRef.com | DevSecOps Leader & Engineer | CISSP | Software Developer | Snyk Ambassador
Domains: CI/CD, Security, DevOps, Backend, Frontend
Interested in: Cloud Native, DevOps, InfoSec, Gaming, Armchair Treasure Hunts, Escape Rooms
Meet the GitLab Heroes

Recent Contributions

GitLab Heroes contribute in a variety of ways including code, content, and community engagement.
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2024-01-19

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Manage your Gitpod workspaces with your GitLab CI/CD workflow

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2023-12-30

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Reuse CI Job 的新方法:GitLab CI/CD Components

Gitlab Heroes logo Cheng Wei Chen

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2023-12-20

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在 GitLab 建立你的 Project Templates

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