GitLab is a remote only organization, which means that we have the freedom to work from anywhere and manage our own schedules and way of working. This freedom to work in our own ways has changed many of our lives - read here to find out more.
Douwe caught the programming virus at the age of 9, got his first freelance job 2 years later, and spent the years that followed gaining experience with a wide range of technologies—both by himself and at two startups. Around 2011, he found Ruby and fell in love with the language and the open-source community surrounding it, which made him a perfect fit for GitLab. In 2019, having had a hand in 55 GitLab releases and a front row seat to the 100X growth of the company and engineering organization, he joined the Meltano project to use that experience to strengthen and grow its engineering team and open source community.
Coming from a mathematics background, Brittany combined her love for human interaction with her thirst for knowledge and began working in human resources. She enjoys learning as much as possible about employee relations, compensation, and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband, daughter, and their playful pups, Golden Retriever, Cowboy Jake, and St. Bernard, Lucy Lulu.
Pedro is committed to keeping people happy while using GitLab. He's passionate about transparency, remote work, and open design. Outside of work, it's all about traveling, soccer, movies, and music.
Elsje has worked in IT sales and marketing for most of her career and was freelance consultant for many years providing inside sales support to software companies. Elsje lives in Marazion, west Cornwall in the UK with her husband, two girls, two dogs, and cat (when she bothers to be home), with a view of the sea and St Michael's Mount from her office window.
Prior to GitLab, Eric is the veteran of 4 enterprise technology startups. His previous industry experience is in marketing technology, localization software, online video streaming, and a commercial drone software & hardware. He specializes in building great teams and scaling rapidly. He believes in the servant leadership model and staying cool under pressure. When not at work he's either exercising or spending time with his wife and two young daughters. Here's a link to Eric's README.
William is a technical marketer who’s been crafting both code and copy since the late 90’s. At GitLab, William leads product marketing for GitLab CI/CD & Ops including new technologies like Serverless and Kubernetes. Prior to joining GitLab, William's career focused on marketing to technical buyers at companies like Twilio and Digium, the sponsor of open source Asterisk. Outside of work, you can find William cooking, taking walks, and playing video games with his wife and three children.
Brendan has a passion for software development and iterating on processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. He is a zealous advocate for the user experience. Brendan can still remember what his first computer - a Tandy 2000 - felt like to use (and break...sorry Dad). Working with customers to deliver value is what drives Brendan's passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers - from the nation's top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. The only thing more eclectic is probably his taste in music. Outside of work, you'll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.
Shane started contributing growth to SaaS products as a marketer in 2010. He loves being told a good story and dreaming up elaborate plans to make his children bubble over with delighted laughter.
Thong is a software developer, who loves to solve complex problems with neat code. Having broad experience with all aspects of web application development, he really appreciates open source software where he can find the exact line of code that is causing the issue. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, he enjoys the local coffee, reading fiction books, and watching Studio Ghibli movies. A cat person.
Shawn's core value is honesty with himself and others. Shawn's family, friends and 4 year old son are most important to him and he works hard to maintain those relationships. Shawn loves being in sales because he gets the opportunity to meet a lot of new people from various backgrounds and expertise.
Kenny started his career in political campaigns before returning to his educational background in computer engineering. He has experience with large open-source initiatives through his time working in the early days of OpenStack for HPE and Rackspace. Kenny recently managed the product management team for a portfolio of managed open-source technologies including OpenStack, Ceph and Kubernetes. In his spare time, Kenny enjoys building puzzles with his two young children, playing boardgames with his partner, kicking the soccer ball around and learning new cooking techniques. Here's a link to Kenny's README.
Andrew fell into working on websites by joining and running hackathons in his undergrad, and can't seem to stop building. He also loves (making) cocktails, (baking) bread, and (playing) video games.
Chrissie is a writer and marketer with a predilection for fact-checking and nitty-gritty details. Before joing GitLab, Chrissie was a content marketer in the fintech space. She has a corgi named Potato, a cat named Mouse, and a shelter dog named Millie.
Charlie's time is split between writing excellent software, spending time with family, growing things, and making things out of wood.