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.

Hero Rewards

  • Invitations to special events including GitLab Commit
  • 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

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 merged MRs (or one awesome MR!) to improve GitLab - includes 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

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

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


Unique Heroes swag

Support from GitLab's Community Relations teams

Shoutouts on the GitLab Company Call & social media

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

Rewards of Hero, plus:

Access to GitLab team members for help with content

Coaching to build technology thought leadership

Become a Hero

Apply or nominate someone to be our next GitLab Hero!

Apply to be a GitLab Hero

Recent Contributions

Gitlab Heroes contribution type


Blog post

10 Years of GitLab 🦊

Gitlab Heroes logo Jean-Philippe Baconnais

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Tech talk

Enhance your Compliance with Policy-Based CI/CD

Gitlab Heroes logo Nico Meisenzahl

See more recent contributions

Everyone can contribute

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June Core Team meeting

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May GitLab Heroes Steering Committee meeting

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GitLab Monitor-Health tutorial

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GitLab for Education

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Everyone can contribute

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Enhance Your Kubernetes CI/CD Pipelines


Please email us at or join the GitLab Heroes channel on Gitter if you have questions about the GitLab Heroes program.