Be a Hero

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

Hero Rewards

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

Attributes of a Hero

Hero's Journey

GitLab Heroes range from Contributor to Hero to Superhero. The table below lists example contributions and rewards for each level.

Contributor Hero Superhero
Contributions (pick 1 or more)

Contribute 5 non-trivial merged MRs (or one really awesome one!)

Start a GitLab meetup group

Give multiple tech talks about GitLab

Publish 3 blog posts about GitLab

Contribute 10 non-trivial merged MRs

Organize 8 GitLab meetup events per year

Present about GitLab at a regional conference

Post 5 YouTube videos about GitLab

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


Unique Heroes swag

Support from GitLab's Community Relations teams

Shoutouts on the GitLab Company Call & social media

Rewards of Contributor, plus:

Free GitLab Gold or Ultimate license for personal use

Invites to conferences and GitLab events

Support when traveling to events to talk about GitLab

Rewards of Hero, plus:

Access to GitLab team members for help with content

Coaching to build technology thought leadership

Become a hero

Apply now!


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