GitLab Summits

What, where, and when

We try to get together every 9 months or so to get face-time, build community, and get some work done! Since our team is scattered all over the globe, we try to plan a different location for each Summit.

Who

All GitLab Team, their significant others, and the Core Team.

Previous Summits

Summit in Cancun, Mexico

In January 2017 we met in Cancun, Mexico, where roughly 150 team members and 50 significant others flew in from 35 different countries.

Summit in Austin, TX, the USA

In May 2016, our team of 85 met up in Austin, TX to see if they were (still) as awesome as seen on Google Hangout.

Here's some footage our team put together to show how much fun we had.

Summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Here are some impressions from our first Summit in October 2015.


General information

Each Summit is intended to profoundly promote collaboration and understanding between GitLab contributors. Spouses are welcome to attend, but their presence should not distract team members from engaging with their peers and actively participating in Summit activities with the team.

Children are strongly discouraged from attending. We have observed from past Summits that contributors who have chosen to bring children spend significantly less time collaborating with GitLab coworkers. Accordingly, we are requesting that if you must travel with family members you fully engage in as many group activities as you are physically able, invite team members to join you during meals, attend all company meetings, and recognize that the Summit is an investment in the continued growth of the organization.

The goal of our Summits is to get to know each other outside of work. To help get this kickstarted, always wear your nametag to all events on all days. Try to join different people every time we sit down for a meal.

Health and safety

Important logistical for every Summit

Presentations

The following should be assigned and/or arranged a month before the Summit: