MEET OUR TEAM

More than 3,000 people have contributed to GitLab. The GitLab Inc. team consists of the following 1319 team members and their 314+ pets. We're the world's largest all-remote organization and we currently have team members in 67 countries and regions. This page lists who people report to, and on a separate page we detail the organizational structure and organization chart. You can get a sense of the team culture and our inclusion by visiting our culture page and our Identity Data page.

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Sid saw the first ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much he learned to program and made this his profession. Before that he was engaged in various businesses, from selling programmable infrared receivers to starting a recreational submarine company. He is always looking to publicly document an answer or to make a process more efficient. He was never good at sports but tries to make it up in quantity by hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, dancing Zouk, squashing, and running. He loves participating in conversations on Hacker News, and reading Marc Andreessen's tweets (now that Marc stopped this greatly increased his productivity). Here's a link to Sid's README.

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Marin loves to develop in Rails but has also grown an interest in operations, release and development workflows. When video conferencing with him you get a cat running across the room as a bonus. He is notorious for starting early in the morning just after breakfast and not having lunch until his workday is over. You would expect him to be hungry and grumpy the last few hours but as long as his internet connection is up he is always friendly and upbeat. He loves travelling and talking about politics. Here's a link to Marin's README.

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Dmitriy 'DZ' Zaporozhets

Dmitriy 'DZ' Zaporozhets

Co-founder, Engineering Fellow
Reports to Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors, Board Chair
Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
GitLab handle: dzaporozhets

Dmitriy started GitLab in September 2011 and has released it every month on the 22nd since then. He wanted to make a great and free project management system that he could use every day. He loved to work on GitLab so much that in January of 2013 he began to work on GitLab fulltime. When he has time he loves to code a major new GitLab feature in two days. He loves a good chocolate and a merge request that can be accepted without comments. He is the lead author of GitLab CE and CI.

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Robert Schilling

Robert Schilling

Core Team member
Lives in Graz, Austria ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น
GitLab handle: razer6

Robert is a developer who loves science and technology. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in computer security at Graz University of Technology. His research interests include physical attacks, automated countermeasure design, and efficient hardware designs for computing architectures. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his partner's boat, driving it in Croatia, and DIY projects. When not in front of his computer, Robert can often be found with a glass of good single malt whiskey in his hand discussing sports and open source software.

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Jacob Vosmaer

Jacob Vosmaer

Amsterdam, The Netherlands ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Staff Backend Engineer, Scalability

Infrastructure Specialist

Jacob became a professional software developer in 2012 after a brief academic career as a logician. He joined GitLab in 2013 as a Senior Service Engineer, helping customers install and maintain GitLab and working on GitLab.com infrastructure.

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Prior to GitLab, Haydn worked for a California based ISV assisting large, distributed development teams to select and get the most out of a series of collaboration tools. During his second year, the company sent him back to his homeland of Australia to open a Sydney office where he developed a keen interest in team workflows and later returned to California to work exclusively with global accounts transitioning to Agile. When not working or taking care of his two young kids, Haydn enjoys cycling (of any kind), snow sports and the many tasty microbrews from the area.

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I started GitLab together with Dmitriy Zaporozhets in 2011. I'm very passionate about developer tools and CI. I like Ruby, Go, UNIX, git, PostgreSQL and other cool technologies. I have a very strong desire to improve the world by making all things easier. Simplicity is my religion.

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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.

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Kamil is a low-level programming enthusiast with years of experience in building apps for all platforms. He is also a security, virtualization and graphics expert with a variety of programming languages in his toolkit together with deep operating systems architecture knowledge. He's focusing lately on security principles of mobile platforms and the "container revolution". In his spare time he likes to run, cycle and play good games, although not all at the same time.

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After making it to round four of the Mars One selection process, Emily decided she would miss Mexican food too much on Mars, so she removed herself from the running. If the selection process taught her anything it was how critical collaboration is for getting things accomplished. After a quick Google search she found GitLab and immediately knew they would git her enthusiasm for community and innovation. In her free time, she stays active and makes shoes, just in case they serve quesadillas on Mars and need a cobbler one day.

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Drew Blessing

Drew Blessing

Backend Engineer, Manage:Access
Access Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Manage:Access & Manage:Import
Lives in Kearney, NE, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: dblessing

Before joining the GitLab team, Drew was involved in the GitLab community as a member of the core team. Outside of work Drew enjoys traveling, wrenching on his 1966 GMC truck, gardening, and spending time with his wife, son and their two dogs.

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Since the start of his career in 2010, Yorick has worked on a wide variety of projects. Such projects include natural language processing software, domain name registration and management software, website scrapers, and much more. In his spare time, Yorick spends time working on The Inko programming language, a variety of other FOSS projects, astrophotography, and his garden. Here's a link to Yorick's README

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Rubรฉn is a Rails developer based in Lima, Perรบ. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for other US based startups. Today, he is very happy at GitLab given that one of his dreams was to collaborate full time with open source projects. When he is away from the keyboard, he is usually taking a walk with his dogs.

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Gabriel is the first Brazillian in the team, before joining GitLab, he was fighting the scalability and performance battle on a daily basis for fast growing startups and projects. He loves metrics and proudly works from a data-driven perspective. He also loves to grind his own coffee and help build online communities in his spare time.

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Achilleas has been using GitLab since version 2, back when the default username and password were not documented. He started actively contributing to GitLab in 2013, in 2014 he became a member of the core team, and ultimately joined GitLab in 2015. He was introduced to Linux in 2006 and since then he tried many distributions until finding Arch Linux which won his heart and has been using it daily since 2009. As an open source enthusiast he is contributing to many projects, and is mostly into System Administration. He likes traveling and attending conferences that promote the free software movement.

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Douglas is a software developer that fell in love with Ruby since 2007 and the open-source community surrounding it and has been working with Ruby on Rails for the past 3 years. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for nonprofit organization based in Brazil. He enjoys to improve people's lives with the product he is working on, so GitLab was a perfect match to him. In his free time, he loves to drink a good beer and, spend time with his friends.

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Grzegorz is a developer who has worked on open-source projects since 2002. He enjoys creating software that people actually love using, so GitLab was an obvious choice for his next company to work at. Before joining GitLab, Grzegorz worked in a startup environment on introducing new technologies and improving software quality. Then, after a few years of exploring the corporate galaxy, he decided to move to a startup environment again. In his free time Grzegorz enjoys running in the forest and reading three books at once.

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Tomasz is a software developer, a devop beginner and a big linux enthusiast. After a few years of working in different corporations he said 'Enough!' and decided to switch to start-up and open source environment. In his work, he appreciates a clean code and clean architecture. After hacking hours, he becomes a family man, who loves to read a good book, watch a nice movie and go for a long walk. If there is a time and opportunity he enjoys hiking and cycling - especially in mountains. Cat lover.

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Luke has lead design at several tech companies / startups, larger organizations, and ad agencies; tech startups being his favorite. During that time he grew incredibly passionate about building products, more specifically, the brand behind them. Luke is incredibly grateful for GitLab's all-remote culture which allows him to be a stay-at-home Dad to their two young children (who often frequent GitLab calls). For fun he enjoys hockey, getting his sweat on at Orangetheory Fitness, and spending time with his family.

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Rรฉmy Coutable

Rรฉmy Coutable

Staff Backend Engineer, Engineering Productivity
Engineering Productivity Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Engineering Productivity
Lives in Albertville, France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: rymai

Rรฉmy loves the Web, the open-source, Git and Ruby. He's very versatile and enjoys working on complete features from back to front. When not thinking about code, Rรฉmy likes to read about philosophy, politics or ecology, to play volley-ball and, to freedive.

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James has been contributing to the open source community since 2003. He worked remotely as a Ruby engineer for Vodafone before joining GitLab, where he is an engineering manager focused on people and process improvements. When he is not in front of a black screen, you can find him enjoying sea-sports, cycling, or keeping up to date with the latest trends in technology, Astronomy, and top spinning.

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Timo is an independent contractor via TS IT Solutions GmbH. As an open source software enthusiast he thus decided to combine his passion with his job by joining GitLab. Before that he worked in the gaming industry doing sales and business development. Timo loves traveling, Tarantino movies, good beer, and Mexican cuisine. If you like to discuss politics, economics or privacy matters, Timo is your guy.

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Zeger-Jan is a husband, and father of two awesome kids. In his spare time he spends time with his family, plays board games, and watch TV shows. Writes in Golang for fun and profit, where Ruby is his goto scripting languages.

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Felipe Artur

Felipe Artur

Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning
Product Planning Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Product Planning
Lives in Goiรขnia, GO, Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท
GitLab handle: felipe_artur

Software enthusiast who started his career developing desktop applications. Former member of a repositories/task management company who is here to make GitLab better. Likes playing RTS video games and boxing in his free time.

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DJ grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies where it is common to have to fix your own tools and equipment. This didn't change when computers became the tools, and he discovered the joy of development while pursuing a career in IT. He has been working as a developer at various sized companies since 2008 and is excited to be able to finally work in the open source community with GitLab.

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Annabel is a product designer (former frontend engineer) with a passion for creating beautiful and functional applications. She has learned bits and pieces of various languages during her career, but is most excited about JavaScript, SASS, and Rails. In her free time she enjoys curling up with a good book, inventing cookie recipes, and spending time with her wonderful family.

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Reb loves working hands-on with customers. He has many years of experience in doing so, over a wide range of industries and environments in consultative, support, and training situations. He is passionate about technology and enjoys discussing it with others. An avid traveler, Reb is always looking for the next interesting place to visit.

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Before joining full-time, Stan was a 4-time GitLab MVP who just wanted to make GitLab better for his team at PacketZoom. Over the last two decades, he has worked at all levels of the software stack, even debugging issues with hardware. At Aclima, Stan led the development of one of the largest air quality sensor networks in the world for Google. He was part of a small team that created the Vanu Anywave Base Station, the first FCC-certified software-defined radio. A three-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher, Stan now channels his energy into training for his next triathlon.

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Sean likes writing code, and especially likes writing code that helps other people write code. Despite dabbling with other editors, he's been unable to break his Emacs habit. He lives in Scotland, and spends his free time playing sports, overthinking films, and failing to maintain his garden.

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Based near Paris, France, Christian has been developing Git since 2006. He is passionate about open source projects, especially development tools.

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Mark's experience within the technology sector has been varied, including various Web Development and Technical Support roles. One of the most challenging being providing Internet connectivity to remote parts of the French Alps. Whenever possible, he likes to hone his skills in the arts of skiing, cooking, travelling, lifting heavy things and avoiding running anywhere. One day, he would really like a dog to call his own, so he can stop bothering other people's.

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Marcia Ramos

Marcia Ramos

Senior Technical Writer, Create (Source Code, Code Review, Editor)
Database Specialist
Reports to Senior Manager, Technical Writing
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
GitLab handle: marcia

Marcia is passionate about computers since the early 1990s, when she first touched the command line and somehow managed to play games on DOS. Her background in Science opened the way for technical writing, which she has been improving since 2005, by writing and reviewing professionally. Over the last few years, her enthusiasm for technology motivated her to learn web development, and write about it too. She loves photography. When she's not typing, you will find her behind the camera, or on a plane for being behind her camera somewhere else.

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Nicknamed 'The Fox', Eliran graduated engineering at the Technion and has since focused on leading business growth for software companies. He managed the Customer Experience group at ClickTale, built a monetization ecosystem for Conduit and most recently co-founded OhTell, a micro-video hotel review company. Outside work you can find 'The Fox' in the water or on land, training for IRONMAN triathlon races.

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Jen-Shin Lin

Jen-Shin Lin

Senior Backend Engineer, Engineering Productivity
Engineering Productivity Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Engineering Productivity
Lives in Taipei, Taiwan ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
GitLab handle: godfat-gitlab

Jen-Shin is a Taiwanese who is also known as @godfat on the Internet. He learned Ruby from 2006 and has built a ton of stuffs with it including open source libraries. He's also passionate about functional programming, particularly Haskell. Other than programming, Jen-Shin loves computer games, especially some indie games. At some point he would really like to write one indie game as well, combining two major interests.

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From Venezuela, now in Chile, Alejandro has been passionate about computers from the moment he once actually deleted System32 and tried to fix it. Since then he has developed Web applications for a variety of clients with a wide range of technologies. He believes in Torvalds' concept of "good taste" in code and strives to achieve it. Outside of programming he enjoys trading card games and discovering new music.

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Brittany Rohde

Brittany Rohde

Washington D.C., USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Senior Manager, Total Rewards

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.

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Hannes Rosenรถgger

Hannes Rosenรถgger

Cologne, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Core Team member

Hannes Rosenรถgger

Hannes Rosenรถgger

Core Team member
Lives in Cologne, Germany ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
GitLab handle: haynes

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Alex first became interested in Open Source when he discovered Linux in 2003. After trying most distros, he realized the true way of Gentoo and has used it ever since. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, reading, swimming, and of course hanging out with his 2 cats.

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Taurie is passionate about identifying problems, creating reliable solutions, and crafting intuitive experiences. She enjoys implementing her own designs while understanding each step in the development process, ensuring that the user experience stays the top priority. When she is not working, Taurie spends most of her time training as an aerialist, enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or cuddling up at home with a movie and her cat.

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Prior to joining GitLab, Julie worked for a Californian based ISV, supporting the Sydney, Australia office. During this time, Julie spent 10 years covering work across operations, HR, finance and sales. When she is not working, Julie is at the gym or having quiet catch-ups with friends over coffee. When time permits, she also enjoys a good game of poker.

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Before joining the GitLab team, Abubakar has worked in the academic environment providing support and maintaining IT infrastructure. He also actively participates in several training programs targeted at youths and students. In his spare time, Abubakar reads and also participate in the local developer community events.

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Ahmad has been passionate about web development since he laid his eyes on web forums back in 2003, hasn't stopped coding ever since. He's interested in diving deep down the technology stack, figuring out how everything works and how to make it work better. He contributes to the Rubinius project on some occasions, and when he's not working, he can be fiddling around with 3D modelling or learning new languages.

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Arihant is passionate about automating the boring parts of work life and likes to write small and useful ruby scripts. He loves interacting with people and solving problems. He also enjoys playing with his kid and likes social outings.

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Nick Thomas

Nick Thomas

Staff Backend Engineer, Create:Source Code
Source Code Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager (Interim), Create:Source Code
Lives in Shetland, United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Available as a mentor
GitLab handle: nick.thomas

After eight years spent building The Cloud (or at least, A Cloud), Nick fell in love with his newest tool for doing so - GitLab! Now living 60ยฐ north, his free time is spent dancing, skating, kayaking, and running.

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Mike hails from the land of 10,000 lakes where the winters are cold and the sports teams never win. Prior to joining GitLab, Mike spent much of his post-graduate years as a freelancer and occasional entrepreneur. He has a passion for crafting elegant solutions to complex problems through software and enjoys exploring new languages and frameworks whenever possible. In his free time, Mike enjoys biking, craft beer, travel, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Athar Hameed

Athar Hameed

Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Create:Editor Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Create:Editor
Lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ
GitLab handle: athar

Athar likes writing code, and tinkering with technology. He is passionate about startups, remote work, and tech education. In his free time, Athar enjoys spending time with family, reading all kinds of stuff, and binge watching Netflix.

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Pedro Moreira da Silva

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Staff Product Designer, Create:Code Review
Create: Code Review Specialist
Reports to Product Design Manager, Create
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Pronouns: he/him
GitLab handle: pedroms

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.

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Joe is an accomplished sales professional with experience in advertising, infrastructure and cloud platform technologies and has spent enough time on the command line to know how to break just about everything. Joe grew up in Chicago-land and has lived in Atlanta Georgia and Phoenix Arizona before moving to San Francisco California. In his free time Joe is avid snowboarder, yogi and non-fiction reader. command line to know how to break just about everything. We found Joe at a Docker meetup in San Francisco in 2016 and he joined the team two months later as our 5th sales hire in North America. Joe grew up in Chicago-land and has lived in Tucson, Atlanta, Scottsdale, San Francisco and now resides in Las Vegas. In his free time Joe is avid snowboarder, yogi, non-fiction reader and working on a Master's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Hailing from the Great Plains of North Dakota, where winters are colder than Antarctica (it feels like) and accents are less noticeable than the movie Fargo. Kyla has seven years of experience in the computer technology field, where she prides herself on business development and management consulting. Prior to joining the GitLab team, Kyla acquired most of her experience working at a multinational technology company, where she dedicated much of her time to the cloud platform and infrastructure. Outside of work she enjoys traveling the world, attending sporting events, and spending summers at the lake with family and friends. GitLab's slice of North Dakota nice.

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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.

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From Pennsylvania Amish country comes an avid technologist, serial mentor and community evangelist. Jason can be seen attending, boothing, and speaking at as many FOSS conferences and Linux User Groups as he can manage. Previously working as a distribution manager for a thin client company, Jason brings his expertise in packaging for Linux along with a strong desire to produce tools for the community that has changed his life.

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Ian has been interested in computers from an early age. Both making them do things, and figuring out why they do other things. His professional career has been mostly systems oriented, with an occasional foray into the software development world. In his spare time, he enjoys brewing and drinking beer, trying new restaurants, and exploring Minnesota.

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Lee is passionate about the intersection of Leadership and Technology. If he's not on the Internet, he's probably playing Magic: The Gathering, riding a bike, or in the Techno club.

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Cindy is a software developer who is passionate about open source. She previously worked as an upstream contributor and has taught robotics to elementary and high school students. She enjoys programming in python and lurking on IRC. On her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, indoor gardening, and walking her dog.

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Kushal is full-stack JavaScript aficionado. Prior to GitLab, he worked at Saba Software, Inc. for almost 4 years designing enterprise webapps on Learning (LMS), Talent and Certification domains, with extensive experience working with ExtJS at scale and migration of ExtJS apps to React and Angular 2. When not writing code, he loves cooking Indian food, flashing Android custom ROMs, exploring Linux distros, watching gadgets on YouTube, playing acoustic guitar, movies, and a short road trip to a hill nearby.

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Jose Ivan is a software developer with a passion for all things technology and programming. With a thirst to improve his own skills and knowledge, either coding or reading he won't stop looking for ways to create software. In his free time he likes to play videogames, drive around on his car, cooking barbeques and reading about new tech.

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From Tech Support leveled up to Sales & Customer Success, James has many years of experience with a broad background in Business, IT, and Computer Science. You will find James behind your organization to ensure you get the most out of products now and going forward. When not plugged-in, he is most likely cycling, functional training, or spending time with family.

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Sarah is interested in how users think, feel and behave when interacting with products. She's passionate about using research to design brilliant user experiences and to create successful products. Sarah loves spending time outdoors and is happiest with her dogs by her side. She also enjoys reading, collecting vinyls and is an avid foodie.

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Balu is from Kerala, southern most part of India and is passionate about anything related to Freedom and Privacy. He has been contributing to different Free Software and language computing communities for quite some time, especially in Packaging (he is currently a Debian Developer), Software Development, Localization, and Evangelism. Other than a computer geek, he is mainly a procaffinator and a bibliophile. He enjoys reading (and sometimes even writing) poetry too.

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Matija is a software engineer from Belgrade, Serbia. When he's not totally submerged into RoR and/or C#, he enjoys fitness, gaming or anything else related to technology in general (like cool gadgets!). His definition of a good time is evangelizing technology supplemented by sublime food and the sound of mechanical keyboards clicking in the background.

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Harish lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and loves spending his time with his beautiful wife and two daughters. Most of the time he spends off the computer is spent reading, exercising, watching movies, and visiting awesome places. He loves traveling and has developed the itch to explore new places. Thankfully he works at a company awesome enough to encourage this!

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Originally from South Africa, Collen has a background in enterprise software sales and freelance tech journalism. He is fascinated with how great software is made and the positive impact it can have on our professional and personal lives. In his free time he reads (a lot), travels, and takes average photos.

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Toon's interest in electronics and computers started when he was a young boy. He learned how to solder using broken circuit boards his father replaced while repairing televisions. And when his parents got their first computer, he learned MS-DOS and started programming by typing over BASIC programs from magazines. Over the years the interest in computer kept growing. Most of the time Toon lives inside Emacs typing on one of his mechanical ergonomic keyboards, which he might have soldered himself.

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Jarka Koลกanovรก

Jarka Koลกanovรก

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning
Product Planning Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Product Planning
Lives in Pilsen, Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
GitLab handle: jarka

Although living in the city of beer where she was also born Jarka spent almost 4 years in Switzerland and still loves that country. She's had experience with different programming languages and started loving Ruby immediately after she tried it for the first time. In her free time she tries to do a lot of sports, loves hiking (especially in mountains), traveling around the world or reading books.

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A proven Senior Executive leading Sales teams with an impressive track record of driving net new revenue and market share growth for Fortune 500 and private venture backed technology companies. Mark is a graduate of Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management (MBA), and of Augsburg College (BS in Economics). Mark enjoys traveling the world with his wife and enjoying the almost perfect outdoor weather in Southern California. He is also an avid football fan of USC and the Minnesota Vikings.

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Andrew spent 17 years living in London before returning home to Cape Town in South Africa. Before joining GitLab, Andrew cofounded Gitter where he was the CTO. Married with two kids, he spends what little spare time he has tinkering with machine-learning, building contraptions of questionable usefulness. Away from technology, his passions are travel, photography, motorcycling and the great outdoors.

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Josh's passion with computers started in elementary school when his parents brought an IBM PCjr home along with a book on BASIC. In his teenage years he spent time working on a variety of coding projects and assembling his own computers. He developed a love for product management 6 years ago, while working on a solution in the mobile productivity space. When not spending time with his family or working on technology, he tries to get out skiing and playing tennis.

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Peter has been working in the DevOps space for the past three years. His mission is to capture the customer's vison then bring that vison to reality and help them achieve ultimate success. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his golf game, playing hockey, and hiking with friends. He also loves traveling to new places and taking in the local culture.

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Simon is a self-described web worker based in the coffee capital of the world. He enjoys learning languages, and exploring what browsers are capable of. Outside of devtools, he mostly alternates between reading, listening to music, walking his dog, and some light typing.

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Throughout my life I've been passionate about technology and software. This started when I was 12 years old and my father brought home a Timex computer. Later he would bring home one of the original IBM PCs. That was a major upgrade. All these years later I'm still interested in software. I joined GitLab to help others improve the way they make software. What a great way to make a living.

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Adam has spent the majority of his career history in high-demand healthcare environments and has built a strong set of skills in Support, Systems Administration and DevOps. It is his passion to work on the frontline of large scale distributed web applications and to reduce workload through automation, documentation and process improvement. Adam feels most at home inside a bash terminal surrounded by open source software.

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Twenty+ years of helping customers solve their software development problems with people, process, and tools. My passion is delivering real business value with measurable results, not just generating software revenue. Focused on spending as much time as possible with family (4 kids) and friends.

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Bob has a keen eye for the good stuff. He's always on the lookout for software that looks nice and gets out of the way. He started tinkering on his SE/30 and never stopped. Since 2009 he has been developing web apps and backends in Ruby on Rails that match his own expectations. Preferably on a mech keyboard that sounds as beautiful as it looks. He listens only to the best of books and reads the greatest music (or vice versa) while roaming between Belgium and Poland. Firm believer in the standing desk, having a beard and learning by living.

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Vitaliy Klachkov

Vitaliy Klachkov

Core Team member
Lives in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
GitLab handle: blackst0ne

Vitaliy is a software developer from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin, Russia. Before Vitaliy became a full-time software developer, he administrated Linux systems related to science, banking, and software development.

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Brent enjoys learning new technology and working with both technical and non technical clients to help solve their problems.

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Chloe has dedicated her career to providing a fantastic customer experience and is excited to help GitLab grow. Outside of work, she takes a lot of pictures of her cats and watches a lot of television. She attended her first Star Trek convention when she was one-year-old, and it has been a slippery slope ever since. Her favorite is โ€œthe one with the whalesโ€, but she loves all space operas equally. She also has a very useful degree in Latin, so sheโ€™s available for all of your demon-summoning needs.

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Based in Ireland, Conor is a sales professional with a wealth of IT knowledge and experience having previously worked in several of the world's largest Tech multinationals. In his personal time Conor is and avid traveller who enjoys exploring new cultures and foods.

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Kristen has over 15 years of experience in technology sales and most recently leading a national team selling software and services for agile transformations. Her passion and mission is to drive customer success through the entire customer journey from early understanding the complex problems companies are challenged with, through implementation, adoption and optimization, but most of all to ensure that our customers receive maximum business value from the GitLab platform with a premium experience. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors in beautiful Colorado.

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Jameson has taken the leap into Marketing Operations after several years in sales. He is a casual climber, a Nintendo fanboy and an animal lover.

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Mike caught the programming bug, but didnโ€™t know it, as a kid playing with HyperCard at school. Fortunately, he has since switched to Ruby. He strives to leave it better than he found it, whether it is a codebase or the local park. He loves trying new food, taking advantage of Californiaโ€™s beer and wine, being outdoors, and hanging out with his wife and son.

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Tim started building websites professionally 18 years ago as a full-stack engineer. Through his career, he has built online games, Websites, mobile apps for music festivals, and complete online banking solutions. In the last years he focused on Javascript and Unity3D. Tim enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing football, supporting his favorite football club "SK Rapid Wien", doing water sports (scuba diving, kayaking, fishing except swimming), and playing video games with friends.

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John is an experienced IT specialist who is passionate about the customer experience. Having graduated with a degree is Political Science and Philosophy, John has done a great job of not putting that to any use. Outside of work, John is passionate about boardgames, wine, hockey and his family (not necessarily in that order).

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I have been in software sales for more than 20 years. My responsibility here at GitLab is to generate revenue and help fuel our growth. I do so by helping enterprises to enhance how they respond to change. I have 3 kids and < 5 years, we will be empty nesters.

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Chenje has a strong passion for sharing knowledge and is always working towards improving ease of access to this knowledge for all. In his spare time, Chenje enjoys watching a good game of rugby, travelling as well as action(sports and wildlife) photography.

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Shinya is an Inspection System engineer who is good at hardware integration. So far he has bulit up 20+ softwares using external devices such as Stereo Camera, Sound Level Meter, Arduino, etc. He also likes competiting on programming contests. Once he met a tough problem, he won't be satisfied until he has found the solution. In his free time, he enjoys composing original music and covering famous songs.

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Curiosity first led Victor to software development, a drastic but happy change early in his career path. After discovering agile practices, he achieved personal nirvana. Victor has worked in different organizations in testing, quality assurance, agile coaching, and most recently, solution engineering. He enjoys continuous learning of different technologies, stacks, and practices. An evangelist at heart, he advocates best solutions and practical approaches to big challenges. Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, he is an Agile, Lean, and DevOps enthusiast; a husband, father to three boys, a wanna-be artist, sci-fi geek, travel-hungry, and perennially curious.

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John has been an enthusiastic computer nerd going all the way back to his first computer, a TRS-80 model I. After studying electrical engineering at university he went on to become an devops lead at a startup, academia, and then a big company. Eventually deciding to spend time in Europe, he is now living in Slovenia where he continues to travel and enjoy the many wonderful things the city of Ljubljana has to offer. In addition to having fun working at Gitlab, John enjoys hacking on tiny electronics and playing with the latest languages and frameworks. When he isn't working in front of screen he is spending his free time teaching people to dance, learning Slovenian and noodling on his guitar.

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Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Board Observer
Lives in Houston, TX, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Matt is the founder and CEO of Automattic, the company behind Wordpress. He loves building things that people all over the world use, and considers himself lucky to be able to work for a living at what he loves doing. His specialties are simplifying the complex, patience, and hiring.

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Alessio received his first computer when he was 8yrs old, nobody in his family knew how to use it but Alessio looked so happy with his new toy. Time passed and Alessio's room started to look more like a lab than a proper child room. Lots of his adolescence nights were spent coding and playing online games. After the university he worked as a software engineer but he always had production engineering tasks also. If not on a computer you may find him with his family, playing some board games or trying to fix gardening problems in his backyard.

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Joel is an enterprise-level problem solver passionate about seeing customers succeed with software projects. When he's not at a computer, he enjoys hiking, rehabbing homes, sports cars and spending time with family.

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Jordan is a native of Cincinnati, OH but moved out to Boulder, CO for school and never looked back. He lives with his Wife, newborn daughter and two German Sheperd Dogs and likes to read and hike in his spare time.

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Jacie worked in recruiting for almost 5 years before making the switch to Learning & Development. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brock, and their two pups - โ€œminiโ€ goldendoodle, Kooper, and mini labradoodle, Avery. Other than that she enjoys reading, loves to travel, is a yoga enthusiast and 200 hour RYT, and tries to spend as much time with family and friends as possible.

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Cristine has focused most of her career in finance operations, accounts receivable, & billing. Most recently, Cristine decided to expand her knowledge into the payroll world. Outside of work, Cristine is a dedicated Ashtanga yoga practitioner and she can be found every morning on her mat. Cristine also enjoys indoor sport climbing, hiking, board games & video games.

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Davin has been interested in technology since his first multiplayer game had networking problems. He enjoys experimenting with different technologies and is always engaged in one project or another.

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Nico has over 20 years of software and technology sales experience working with Fortune 1000 clients. He was drawn to GitLab the technology due to its ability to help clients deliver faster with one integrated platform. He was drawn to GitLab the company for its culture and values.

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Alex has spent the majority of his career in Support, System Administration working for a variety of employers in size and business function. He has seen how the sysadmin role is changing and working for GitLab will allow him to immerse into these technologies.

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Chris has spent most of his career building overly-complex solutions which integrate multiple applications that probably had no business being integrated, so he is looking forward to working on boring solutions. Outside of work, he can be found playing softball or flag football on the National Mall in D.C., watching or playing baseball or soccer with his 3 boys, or binge-watching whatever visual crack Netflix has recently released (although he is way behind on the binge-watching at the moment).

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Chris has been a technology sales professional since 2000 and the past 12 years focused on providing Software Developments Solutions to clients. Located in Colorado, Chris loves mountain biking, hiking and just being outdoors. He has a wife and two young boys, Cameron(5) and Calvin(1). Joining September 18th

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David is a solution software sales professional with over 20 years of consistently exceeding business objectives including - bookings, revenue, and customer satisfaction with F1000 companies. Outstanding written / verbal communication skills and exceptional team player that effectively leverages all direct and virtual resources to accelerate the sales cycles through deployment. Trusted advisor with high character that delivers value to customers, partners, and company. Keen understanding of all sales processes including accurate forecasting and leveraging all technology-based tools.

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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.

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Francisco Javier Lรณpez

Francisco Javier Lรณpez

Senior Backend Engineer, Create:Editor
Editor Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Create:Editor
Lives in Murcia, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: fjsanpedro

Fran has been programming for more than 20 years in several disciplines of computer science. After using many different programming languages he fell in love with Rails (since Rails 2). When not working, Fran enjoys spending time with family, reading about new tech and playing video games.

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William is a product-minded storyteller whoโ€™s been crafting both code and copy since the late 90โ€™s. At GitLab, William leads product marketing for GitLab's Cloud Native and GitOps use cases. Prior to joining GitLab, William's career focused on serving technical users and buyers at companies like Twilio and Digium, the sponsor of open source Asterisk. Outside of work, you can find William cooking, practicing Taekwondo, and playing video games with his wife and three children.

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Jim Torres has been working with data and technology for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in helping reseller development worldwide and increasing customer adoption of new and existing technology to advance business value. Jim has worked in several startups as well as established companies such as GE Digital and has experience with multiple markets such as Finance, Telecom, Healthcare and Industrial to name just a few. Jim works effectively to provide value to all markets, customers and resellers.

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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.

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Brett Walker

Brett Walker

Senior Backend Engineer, Plan:Project Management
Project Management Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Project Management
Lives in Dallas, TX, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: digitalmoksha

Brett has been programming for many years - from writing a version of Centipede for the TRS-80 to Ruby on Rails and macOS applications. He's always working on something, so you can usually find him in front of the keyboard.

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Mayra is a software engineer that values clean, well-crafted code created through best practices and patterns over anything else. In her spare time, Mayra enjoys traveling, books, neuroscience, linguistic fun, and of course, cats.

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Takuya Noguchi

Takuya Noguchi

Core Team member
Lives in Tokyo, Japan ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
GitLab handle: tnir

Takuya is a software engineer specializing in digital transformation from Tokyo, Japan. He started to use Git in 2005 and GitLab in 2013, but started to contribute to GitLab in 2015. He focuses on keeping GitLab easier to contribute, as well as fixing bugs and adding features. In 2016 he founded GitLab Tokyo and GitLab.JP communities. As of May 2019, they have reached more than 1,500 members. He is also one of the Cloud Native Ambassadors of Cloud Native Computing Foundation to encourage developers to adopt a cloud native computing paradigm for various kinds of applications and systems. Other OSS contributions can be found at GitHub: @tnir.

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Hannah is a technology sales professional who is passionate about introducing new solutions that help her customers deliver amazing results and in turn help organizations drive business value. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors in beautiful Colorado and trying her hand at any recipe she sees.

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Jan Provaznik

Jan Provaznik

Staff Backend Engineer, Plan:Product Planning
Product Planning Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Plan:Product Planning
Lives in Brno, Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ
GitLab handle: jprovaznik

Jan loves Linux and software development. When he is not working, he likes skiing and reading Terry Pratchett's books.

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Brooke is a Seattle Native who loves to stay active by getting outside - rain or shine! Prior to joining GitLab, Brooke ran the lead generation efforts for a predictive analytics start-up, where the firm earned the 2017 Business Analytics Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. In her free time Brooke enjoys hiking, snowboarding, beach volleyball, tennis, and yoga.

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Jessica Mitchell

Jessica Mitchell

Chicago,IL, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Director, People Operations

  • Employee Relations, Merit and Compensation, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Coaching, Engineering, Product Management and Product Marketing, Employee Engagement expert

Jessica is the HR Business Partner supporting Marketing, Meltano and Product. Before joining Gitlab she was held various HR roles at Cisco for 15 years and 2 years at SailPoint as a HRBP. She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her family and enjoys, scuba diving, hiking and eating Italian food.

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Prior to working at Gitlab, Adam has worked in technology recruiting and adtech sales. When he is not working, Adam loves stand up comedy and exploring New York City

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Paul has spent the last 17 years helping clients implement and adopt new technology solutions that help drive business value. In his spare time he loves playing with his two young children, excercising and cheering on The Patriots!

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Before joining Gitlab, Thiago worked in a variety of technical roles in Brazil. He enjoys biking around his city, reading and spending time with his family in his spare time.

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I'm a listener, a story teller, an agilist, a part time runner, an avid college football fan and loyal husband and friend. I like to look at life like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Make your own way, but most importantly, have fun while doing it. If you can find like-minded people to share your adventure with, you've already won. I enjoy bad puns, making people laugh and especially learning new things. Also, there's not a home project that I won't attempt at least once. Smile, learn something new today and if you can, make a new friend.

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Developer in a past life, Patrick now enjoys helping large companies make meaningful leaps in how they use new technology. He enjoys just about any DIY activity/hobby, and is an Excel nerd from a life of playing fantasy baseball.

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Katherine is passionate about universal design and how it enhances user experience research. She has a B.A. in Psychology and worked in roles that involved cognitive psychology research, business analysis, and marketing prior to working at GitLab. Katherine enjoys writing poetry, studying languages, and watching Bollywood movies in her free time.

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Justin joined GitLab with 20 years experience selling software development tools at IBM, Hewlett Packard, Keynote Software and Shunra Software. Justin lives with his partner and daughter, along with 3 cats and 3 dogs, so thereโ€™s never a dull moment at home. Outside of work, Justin enjoys good food, good wine and assists in the running of a target shooting club(not at the same time as enjoying good wine).

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Ralph has beek selling enterprise software for many years and has worked at some very successful startups. He is a dog lover and owns a Pit Bull. He enjoys time with his family, working out,reading, and tries to play golf when he can. Ralph also believes in making good relationships with everyone he meets.

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Craig has 25-plus years experience in software sales and has been providing innovative technology solutions to Federal Government customers for more than a decade. He enjoys running, hiking, traveling, music, photography, reading and spending time with family and friends. While he greatly enjoys playing guitar, he has been advised not to quit his day job. He lives in the Nashville metro area.

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James specializes in application security, penetration testing, and software development. Prior to GitLab, he was at Apple hacking all the things. His goal is to help GitLab succeed in the most secure way possible. He also has a passion for drinking great beer and eating exceptional food.

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Aricka comes to GitLab with more than 15 years of journalism, content strategy & marketing experience. While running a political news site for close to seven years, she was bitten by the tech bug and has been doubling down into that world ever since. Hailing from a town known for its fantastical culinary offerings, Aricka is a big time foodie that's always on the prowl for a new restaurant or recipe.

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Jacopo Beschi

Jacopo Beschi

Core Team member
Lives in Brescia, Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
GitLab handle: jacopo-beschi

Jacopo is a software developer from Brescia, Italy. He started to contribute to GitLab in late 2016. He focuses on bug fixes and new features in various sides of the app: backend, frontend, api, quality. He enjoys test automation and static code analysis tools. In his spare time he enjoys gym training and watching programming talks.

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Before joining GitLab, Diana ran a large GitLab installation. She has a long background in support and Dev Ops, in companies large and small. She loves a good puzzle. In her free time she takes a lot of garment fitting and sewing workshops, and is the slave to two dogs and two cats at home.

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Born and raised in the Bay Area of California, I've grown up loving the outdoors and disruptive technology companies. From working with small companies at the start of my career to Fortune 10 businesses later on, I've always put the customer first. My passion is understanding and solving an organizations most difficult problems. I live with my beautiful wife and our dog among the trees in the Oakland Hills.

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Lyle graduated from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (otherwise known as Cal Poly) in 2005 with a degree in Computer Engineering. Upon graduation he spent two years serving in Peace Corps, Benin helping local non-profits and other volunteers with technical projects. After a 2 year stay in rural Japan, he spent 9 years in Cambodia as the IT Director of an education-focused non-profit. Lyle now lives with his family in Vancouver, Canada. He enjoys learning languages, playing with his children and eating delicious things in the city's many excellent restaurants.

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Before joining the GitLab team, Fabien was lead developer of Gemnasium, a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. He enjoys coding in Go and SQL, and he's a true fan of Postgres! In his free time, Fabien enjoys listening to podcasts, running and going for long walks in the countryside.

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With a full-stack engineer background Olivier likes to work on all the layers of an application. Previously at Gemnasium working on a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. When not in front of his computer Olivier enjoys riding motorcycle, snowboarding and playing video and board games. Born in France but now living in Canada he also enjoys the wonderful winter season.

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Before joining GitLab, Philippe was the founder and CEO of Gemnasium, a SaaS to monitor software dependencies. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and camping, especially when it comes to large and open spaces in the wild.

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Andreas is a passionate software engineer with a DevOps mindset and focus on database related topics. He has worked in various engineering positions in software development, data engineering and infrastructure teams. In his free time he enjoys sailing, maintaining boats, kayaking and diving. He works as an ordinary seaman on a traditional German tall ship and loves to spend time in the kitchen and outdoors.

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Taylor is a data geek who loves increasing efficiency, transparency, and value with data. His background is in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, but he learned he loves computers and data more while working as a Data Scientist. When not building Meltano, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and sons, reading, writing, playing ultimate frisbee, playing with his dogs, and learning about anything related to space.

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Tony has 20+ years of software development sales experience partnering with large enterprise organizations and helping his clients deliver business value. Customer success is a priority. In his personal life, Tony is passionate about his family and coaching. He resides in New Hampshire with his wife, Laurie, and enjoys spending time with three active children. Tony can be found on the softball field most nights and weekends, either coaching his competitive travel team or the high school team.

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Andrรฉ Luรญs

Andrรฉ Luรญs

Lisbon, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น

Frontend Engineering Manager, Create:Source Code, Create:Code Review, Delivery & Scalability

Source Code, Code Review Specialist
Andrรฉ Luรญs

Andrรฉ Luรญs

Frontend Engineering Manager, Create:Source Code, Create:Code Review, Delivery & Scalability
Source Code, Code Review Specialist
Reports to Senior Manager, Engineering, Create
Lives in Lisbon, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
GitLab handle: andr3

Andrรฉ is a self-described web nerd who grew up with the web. He has a twin brother but (he says) he's not the evil one. Loves bridging the world of Design and Engineering with accessibility in mind. While on breaks from that, he brews coffee with an Aeropress, enjoys mountain biking, binge-watches every standup comedy special and is thrilled by landscape and architectural photography, especially when done at night.

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Dylan is a programming geek. He loves learning new programming languages and working with new technologies and is a big fan and long time user of GitLab CI/CD. In his free time he likes snowboarding, tennis, soccer and table tennis.

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Alexander is interested in everything related to technical support and likes to share as much knowledge as possible. On his spare time he enjoys playing bass guitar, travelling, and eating doner kebab.

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Jordan Bushong is an experienced sales professional located in Saint Louis, MO. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and 4 rescue dogs. They enjoy good food, bike rides and long hikes.

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Bill brings years of successful sales experience for AppDev/Test, Agile and DevOps solutions to the US Federal sector. Prior to joining GitLab, he focused on Federal sales at IBM's Rational Software and Hybrid Cloud Divisions. In his spare time, Bill helps his wife, a Certified Master Gardener, with her various projects and also enjoys playing with their golden retriever and three cockatiels. In addition to reading every DevOps book he can, Bill is also an avid Sci-Fi fan and an active follower of the VA Tech Hokies Mens Basketball and Football teams.

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Kristie lives in Denver, CO USA with her husband. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, and have a strong community in Colorado. Kristie loves working at GitLab for many reasons, one being the work life balance that has resulted from the remote environment and the GitLab culture. Because of the flexibility GitLab offers, Kristie is able to teach and practice yoga much more than when she was commuting to an office. Reach out anytime for a chat!

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Dennis is a web designer turned software developer with a penchant for frontend development. He is passionate about building the greatest products by delivering the best user experiences. In his free time he enjoys traveling, motorsports, snowboarding, and playing guitar.

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Lukas comes from a long dynasty of teachers and broke the tradition to study computer science. When he was eleven and started building an online shop with PHP, the path to becoming a Frontend Engineer seemed quite clear. He likes building software for other developers. In his spare time Lukas enjoys cooking, brewing beer and playing "Skat".

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If you are looking for a buddy to get the job done, lift some weights, race through a city center on a bicycle, binge-watch shows, destroy a few WoT's tier 6 tanks or escape a puzzle room, call ฤorฤ‘e and meet up with him. His day is full of challenges and he always thrives to make time for more activities and more people. Also, he is passionate about technology, especially smartphones and PCs.

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Mike is NYC-based but LA raised. His background is in molecular cell biology which he studied with a pre-med concentration. Sales came out of necessity through a door-to-door job and turned into a passion. Rather than sell doors, roofs, and windows he thought he'd get into a more relevant field and that's where he found his opportunity at GitLab. Outside of work, Mike loves to travel, consume too many podcasts on wide-ranging topics (e.g. forestry, protein folding, Supreme Court), and reward himself by struggling with the Russian language.

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Anna studied linguistics but her career path led her to (finance) operations. She enjoys being a part of the ever-changing tech world.

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Antonio is a passionate marketer and is well known for his talent to connect people with brands, products and services. In his free time he likes to learn something new every day and to produce music.

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Emily is a Nashville native currently residing in Boulder, CO with her husband and sweet baby girl. When not providing the best people ops experience for employees, you can find her cheering on the Vols, working out, shopping, and of course enjoying everything Colorado has to offer.

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Before joining GitLab, Mek led and grew the test automation infrastructure team at Airware. Prior to Airware he has spent the last decade in Quality Engineering for both enterprise companies and startups in the Bay Area. You can also find him at Test Automation meetups and conferences. He has a passion in baking quality in from the start, championing testability and developer productivity. In his spare time he enjoys coffee, running and yoga.

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Roger's headed anti-abuse efforts at startups before, and he'll do it again! When not coding for work, he's coding VR games for fun or writing ridiculous self-published novels.

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Julie Armendariz

Julie Armendariz

Dallas, TX, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

People Business Partner

  • GitLab People Business Partner for Finance, Legal, and the People Team expert

Julie is the People Business Partner supporting the G&A functions which includes the Finance, Legal and People teams. Before joining Gitlab she held various People roles at Transplace, Capital One and Cisco Systems. She lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family. Julie loves photography and traveling, and is halfway to her goal of visiting 100 countries.

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Julius is very pasionate about IT and likes to learn new technologies all the time. When he is not learning he is creating.

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Mark is focused on helping companies through their digital transformation using disruptive technologies . Mark enjoys playing hockey, hiking and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Michael Snow

Michael Snow

San Francisco, CA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Business Systems Administrator

Michael Snow

Michael Snow

Business Systems Administrator
Reports to Director, Sales Systems
Lives in San Francisco, CA, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: msnow1

Michael finds that he is most at home when he is not at home. You can find him either traveling and exploring some far off city or with his nose buried deep in a book. While he started out as a structural engineer designing buildings in NYC he soon found in himself a deep passion for technology, which eventually helped him to find his way to Gitlab. He is currently learning how to code and yes as his name would have it he is also very into snowboarding!

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Before joining GitLab, Lisa worked several years in a major financial institution. As a Sales professional she's always been passionate about continues improvement and understanding needs of others. In her free time she loves to explore new places, photography and spend time with friends and family.

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Anastasia is extremely passionate about people and excited about the changes technologies can bring into our lives. The guiding principle in her recruiting career and life is the belief that a well-developed technology can work like magic, be it solving global problems or hiring people. All her free time is devoted to her corgi and traveling, and she is still looking for a perfect way to combine these two hobbies.

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Daisy holds a background in tech sales and journalism. Aside from having a passion in tech, Her other passions include traveling to tropical places, surfing longboards on beautiful swells, and cooking adventurous dishes with unique flavors.

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Ash loves making peoples lives easier and more fun by writing & deploying simple software solutions. In his spare time he loves tinkering with electronics and pouring countless hours (and dollars) into the ultimate open source based home automation system.

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Matej has been designing websites, interfaces and experiences since he joined a Web Design after-school class at age 13. His passion for simple and usable design took him on a journey through Germany, Luxembourg, England, Scotland and all the way back to his native Slovenia. He's a bookworm, a minimalist and a typography geek.

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Jarek Ostrowski

Jarek Ostrowski

Product Designer, FE/UX Foundations
Ecosystem Specialist
Reports to Product Design Manager, FE/UX Foundations
Lives in Bedford, NH, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: jareko

Jarek is a self-taught designer/developer who emphasizes white-space, bold type, and subtle nuances. He's also a passionate entrepreneur whose launched multiple side projects in the design space. When he's not coding, he's golfing. And if he's not golfing, he's thinking about golfing.

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Yannis loves building stuff that work. Some are tech related and some are not. But all of them work. He loves working with people and enjoys a good laugh. When he is not travelling, hiking or doing random walks with his kid, he loves to take the day off and work.

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Brian is a Solutions Architect and Digital Strategist with 12+ years experience in web technology and business consulting. He is passionate about open-source technology and strives to enable businesses to make smart technology choices.

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Daniel found his love of technology early, tinkering with any electronic device he could find. He began his career in RF engineering and finally settled in product management, where he's worked in the fintech space and more recently building platforms for software teams. Daniel is passionate about enabling teams with rich and elegant tools. Originally from Bogota, Daniel now lives in Atlanta with his wife and two bots boys. Daniel is an avid soccer fan and enjoys traveling, cooking, languages, film, and craft beer.

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Matt is an eager Sales Representative ready to sell a technical product like Gitlab. Outside of work he enjoys snowboarding, backing, and kayaking. If he is not out in the woods he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family and friends!

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Paul Slaughter

Paul Slaughter

Senior Frontend Engineer, Create:Editor
Editor Specialist
Reports to Engineering Manager, Create:Editor
Lives in Dallas, TX, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: pslaughter

Paul is an evangelist for agile principles and functional programming. He is a full stack web developer with a keen interest in building beautiful and maintainable UIs. When heโ€™s not making commits, you will find him spending time with his wife and daughters, training in jiu jitsu, playing music and teaching others how to code.

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Dave is a normal Boulder area person. He comes from an Agile background and loves exploring where Agile, DevOps, and SRE meet. His sanity is maintained by skiing, practicing yoga, and playing pickup ultimate frisbee games.

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After starting out in mechanical engineering (long before drones and self-driving cars were a thing), Michael has spent his career in software, wireless and mobile. From startups to public companies, Michael has helped build and scale technology companies for more than 20 years. He has created and led worldwide sales organizations from scratch at companies including Lookout (cybersecurity) and Meraki (cloud managed networking) and led product teams at Good Technology (mobile). He helped start a social gaming company which was acquired by Japanese gaming giant DeNA where he ran worldwide platform and experienced the highs of serving hundreds of millions of users playing against one another and the lows of refactoring the giant perl monolith behind it all. If you used BeOS, he thinks you're cool and fondly remembers working with the incredible team at Be, Inc. Michael loves to be outside, plays soccer, coaches youth lacrosse and skis with his wife and two sons. He is 100% confident that both of his sons will work in a distributed organization as they grow up and that GitLab will be the new example of how highly effective and large scale companies run and grow.

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Mark is a happy Rubyist who likes to make gems and contribute to open source projects. He made a 4chan-like imageboard because he likes anime and manga. Outside of coding, he enjoys art exhibitions, flea markets, badminton and drawing.

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Imre Farkas

Imre Farkas

Senior Backend Engineer, Manage:Access
Access Specialist
Reports to Backend Engineering Manager, Manage:Access & Manage:Import
Lives in Budapest, Hungary ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ
GitLab handle: ifarkas

Imre is an open source enthusiast, an avid learner, loves cloud computing and containers, and frequently tinkers with the latest DevOps tools.

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Andrew has experience working in a fully managed hosting company that allows him to build his Sysadmin and DevOps prowess. He loves anything tech related, naturally curious and enjoys learning new things. Outside of work, you can probably find him eating at a new ramen shop in town, playing boardgames, listening/reading some books/tech news.

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Agnes's experience spans over 9 years of B2B marketing in the Technology Space Agnes is a Food Enthusiast/Traveler who is passionate about Marketing, Marketing Technology, Marketing Operations and Analytics.

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Sam is a hairy fella from the north of England. He likes movies, music, and long walks in Jurassic Park. His jokes are terrible, but he means well.

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Tom has been part of and helped build Software Support teams for over 3 decades enjoying the natural collaboration and comradery of support teams. Tom and his wife, Deborah, enjoy traveling and trying to stay fit!

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Sean has been a technology sales professional since 1997 and the past 17 years focused on providing Software Development Solutions to clients. Located in Colorado, Sean loves flyfishing, hiking, tennis and experincing life with his family. He has a wife (Amanda) and two daughters, Lauren (18) and Emily(16).

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Vilius "Kavas" Kavaliauskas

Vilius "Kavas" Kavaliauskas

Account Executive (SMB), EMEA
Reports to Area Sales Manager (SMB), EMEA & Pride TMRG Co-lead
Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น
GitLab handle: kavas

Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Vil is all about modern sales & SMBs. Heโ€™s passionate about processes & data in his work and employs both to give flawless experience to SMBs heโ€™s supporting and advocating. Before joining GitLab, he did sales and business development for internet anonymity and privacy companies. Apart from continuous professional development, Vil is really into photography, crossfit, and exploring new places.

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Alin is a support engineer with previous experience in the advertising tech space. Prior to GitLab, Alin spent the last few years developing an advertising fraud detection platform. Passionate about computer security and games, he usually spends his free time in front of his PC, hacking together some PoCs for new vulnerabilities or playing online games.

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Hailing from North Carolina, Leslie has equal parts zeal for both city-based foodie expeditions as she does for riding horseback in the country. A big believer that travel can be a transformative experience, Leslie has visited 5 of 7 continents, with aspirations of hitting them all. Throughout her career, Leslie has found that she is passionate about partnering with sales to grow and retain their customer base and she takes pride in getting to know as many customers as possible!

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Cindy loves to garden, kayak, explore the outdoors, and travel. She enjoys architecture, history, and all kinds of crafts. A wannabe teacher, she loves to use relatable, every day experiences to explain complex security topics. Ask her about perimeter security and 'when pigs fly' or smart phones relative to integrated DevSecOps.

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Alexis has over 20yrs of experience in Enterprise Software sales and has worked with Federal Government customers for over a decade. He is a Northern VA transplant living in South Florida who has embraced the South Florida lifestyle and is living the "Salt Life".

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Originally trained as in industrial designer, Andy has been designing interfaces and experiences since the touchscreen revolution. His attention to detail allows him to design effectively and efficiently with the ultimate goal of letting design dissolve into behavior. Andy is a history nerd and random fact sponge who can be found at most trivia nights. He also enjoys playing hockey, golfing, traveling the world with his wife and aspires to get his pilot's license one day.

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Devin has been in front of a screen since his first Commodore 64. He has explored most aspects of the industry from the front end to networking, and is currently focusing on making services resistant to the chaos of the internet. In his time away from a terminal, he plays guitar and dances tango.

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A lifelong tinkerer, Michael has been writing software since he was a kid when he got his own personal computer loaded with Visual Basic at 11. He has worked the full stack across a myriad of languages and has helped to inspire companies to value DevOps. Outside of work, Michael loves traveling with his girlfriend, playing guitar in the band The Hawkshaws, working on cars, and woodworking.

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Marcus is an adventurous sales professional. In his spare time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, trying new recipes, and searching for new ski spots in the Colorado mountains.

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Cynthia has experience in support, education, and technology with roles primarily focused on implementing technology for better user experience and services that aids people in using technology. She likes to solve problems and help people solve their problems. She is passionate various aspects of technology support, but especially about documentation, workflows, and accessibility. She also contributes to community technology events and initiatives including being a mentor at Canada Learning Code workshops.

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Dan Davison

Dan Davison

Senior Software Engineer in Test, Fulfillment:License
Fulfillment Specialist
Reports to Quality Engineering Manager, Growth, Fulfillment & Protect
Lives in Indianapolis, IN, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
GitLab handle: ddavison

Passionate software architect. With his roots in software development, Daniel found a calling in DevOps and Test Automation. When not working, Daniel is either driving his WRX STI, gaming, or hanging out with his wife and kitty.
Daniel is also on the project team of the Selenium project and currently maintains the Selenium Docker images

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Sales professional & former competition DJ who loves technology and has a history of working with disruptive technologies. When not selling, loves to skateboard, jam on guitar, and cook!

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Creative, passionate, business management strategist with a 20+ year record of achievement solving our customers most challenging issues with the industry's leading software.

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Ronald started off as an developer and soon discovered that tracking down bugs for customers is something he enjoys. In his spare time he will either be working on a cool project or relaxing by playing games.

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Experienced software sales engineer, servant-leader of pre-sales engineering teams and software engineer with focus on value stream management, agile development, software configuration management, and software delivery process improvement. I like helping clients understand their own software delivery value streams and apply tools to facilitating and automating those processes while making sure that organizational compliance initiatives are being followed. In my free time I enjoy technology, the outdoors and cars.

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For Steve building software is more than just a job; itโ€™s his passion. Being a big advocate for Open Source Software, GitLab is the perfect place for him to help grow a community around Open Source Software. Tea and cat lover.

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Craig is passionate about the power of invisible infrastructure, and loves building systems & tools that excel at getting out of their users' way. When he's not digging into a new technology, coding, or automating all the things, look for him on a sailboat, on his bicycle, running, or curled up with his nose in a book.

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Born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, Pete has had a focus on helping Federal customers achieve the goals and requirements set by the U.S. Government. Pete has a strong background in data and identity management, virtualization, mobility and collaboration. If he's ever missing in action and no where to be found, he's probably somewhere on the beaches of Maryland or Delaware with his family.

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John loves building Infrastructure and herding servers. It's a passion that started when he was playing with computers at a young age. In his free times he's playing a few board games and video games, dabbling in Astronomy, cycling, and learning other technologies in a wide variety of realms.

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Jerome started early with computers and has a passion in building sites and managing servers. Prior to GitLab, Jerome spent the last few years working as a technical support in the Web Hosting industry. Jerome also loves building web projects that impacts the community as a whole so he spends his free time working on websites. When he is not on his computer, he loves being with his wife and children, reading, exploring new foods and watching movies.

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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.

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A Los Angeles native, Tristan is passionate about all things tech and documentation. Outside of GitLab, he enjoys music, muscle cars, Sapporo, and way too much Japanese BBQ.

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David is a sales professional that has a strong passion for hunting and driving new business. He enjoys being active going on hikes, fishing, bodyboarding, and playing with his dog.

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Mark uses his knowledge of cognitive psychology and passion for continuous improvement to enhance quality and productivity. Through automation he aims to remove the monotony and drudgery of testing so that everyone can enjoy their work more, as well as being more efficient and effective. When not working he enjoys studying natural language processing and the science of well-being, and practicing meditation and yoga.

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Tom likes to help people get useful things done with computers, so helping our customers get the most from GitLab makes him happy! I enjoy running and cycling in the beautiful West Cork landscape where I live.

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David has been a member of the Professional Services team at GitLab for over 2 years. David lives in Southern California with his family and travels often.

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Jan is seasoned in handling security disasters, and building mechanisms to prevent them. Also, a pet hoarder.

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Muhamed joins GitLab with a background in support engineering and system administration. He enjoys understanding complex systems and loves efficient solutions. When not in front of the screen, you may find him swimming, running, hiking or just reading a good book.

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Will spent many years in support in the enterprise world and loves a good puzzle. He spends his non-screen time chasing after and being herded by his wife, three sons, two cats, and dog.

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Matt's a former investment analyst turned entrepreneur, with a passion for business development and all things tech. He likes snowboarding in winter, running in summer, and world traveling.

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Ramya is passionate about building and designing test frameworks. She has around ten years of experience in the test automation space. โ€œSimple, but powerfulโ€ is her slogan for building test frameworks/tools. She is also the Director of WomenWhoCode, Chennai and helps in organising meetups for the same, encouraging women in technology. When she's not working, you can find her spending time with her kid and hanging out with friends.

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Sanad Liaquat

Sanad Liaquat

Senior Software Engineer in Test, Manage:Access
Manage: Access Specialist
Reports to Quality Engineering Manager, Dev
Lives in Karachi, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ
GitLab handle: sliaquat

Sanad enjoys writing all kinds of software and is passionate about automation and testing tools development. Over the past 10 years, Sanad worked as a consultant at ThoughtWorks and Modus Create where he helped multiple companies with their test automation needs. Sanad has also done a startup where he built an e-commerce platform with Ruby on Rails and also wrote the accompanying iOS and Android apps. In his free time, Sanad focuses on his physical and spiritual health and well being.

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Cody is passionate about technology, helping people, and solving interesting problems. Before GitLab, he worked in a variety of technical support roles. He enjoys exploring new cities, spending time with family, eating great food, and watching TV and movies.

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Jason is a dedicated Linux user with a passion for helping and teaching others. Prior to GitLab, he worked in several roles ranging from front-line support to DevOps engineering. In his free time, he likes to make chain mail, code/develop (primarily in ruby), do woodworking, and play video games.

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