Commit: Innovate Together

Aug 3rd - 4th, 2021

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GitLab Commit: Innovate Together

Bringing together the GitLab community, Commit shares stories from across the software development lifecycle to inspire and connect teams to innovate together. GitLab Commit showcases how software professionals iterate to spark transformation, innovation, and collaboration. During this two-day conference, attendees learn practical techniques and useful insights to implement at their organizations. As a DevOps platform, GitLab supports teams to change how software is delivered. Commit amplifies these stories of transformation to empower DevOps teams to increase velocity, collaboration, and visibility.

Dates to remember

Submit your talk

  • CFP opens: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
  • CFP closes: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59pm Pacific Time (PT)
  • CFP notifications: May
  • Tickets available: May
  • Schedule announcement: June
  • Event dates: Tuesday, August 3 – Wednesday, August 4

Call for proposals (CFP)

The CFP window has closed and selected speakers will be notified in May. Check back soon for schedule updates!

Commit at KubeCon

The GitLab community is a passionate and knowledgeable group that’s committed to continuous learning. This year, we created a new format for attendees to dive deeper into specific topics at KubeCon. These events are shorter, topic-based events that showcase insightful content designed to enable attendees to return to their teams with practical tips and actionable wisdom. We hope you’ll join us at Commit at KubeCon: DevOps and Commit at KubeCon: CI. Additional information will be available soon.

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Become a sponsor

Interested in sponsoring Commit? We’d love to connect with you to discuss the benefits of partnering with GitLab and how you can engage with a vibrant community of high-performing software professionals. Email the Commit team to receive a sponsorship prospectus.

What to expect

Commit brings together the GitLab community to learn how to innovate the future of software development. Through practical lessons, high level discussions, and in-depth training, contributors from across the development lifecycle learn how to accelerate velocity, strengthen collaboration, and increase visibility. Software professionals at any organizational level can benefit from the DevOps stories shared at Commit, as these solution-focused lessons have been learned through real-world application. Whether you’re just starting your DevOps journey or looking for unique insights, Commit offers a diverse collection of stories to help your team innovate together.

2020 Event videos

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Opening Keynote: The Power of GitLab - Sid Sijbrandij

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PubSec Track Introduction with Tracie Robinson-Williams

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Leading Transformation Track Intro with Cormac Foster

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Compliance Track Introduction with Traci Robinson Williams

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Remote But Always Connected Track Introduction with Darren Murph

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GitLab Tips and Tricks Track Introduction with William Chia

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Everyone Can Contribute Track Introduction with Beth, Annie, and Christina

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DevSecOps Track Introduction with Cindy Blake

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Cloud Native DevOps Track Introduction with Dan Gordon

Tracks

For 2021, six tracks highlight how GitLab’s DevOps platform enables us to innovate together.

GitLab tips and tricks

Learn from GitLab users and technical practitioners as they share their successes and setbacks about using GitLab at their organizations. You’ll discover practical insights and useful takeaways that you can put into practice with your team.

Leading transformation

Digital transformation creates new opportunities to drive innovation and efficiency in an effort to improve customer experiences. Learn practical advice on how to use GitLab’s DevOps platform to plan, shape, and lead a digital transformation within your organization.

Cloud native

High-performing teams embrace microservices and cloud native applications to build and run applications better and faster. Learn how teams use GitLab to leverage cloud native technologies, like Kubernetes, severless, and multicloud, to increase speed, reliability, and scale.

CI/CD

Teams need the right tools to automate their deployments so that designing, building, and optimizing pipelines accelerate delivery. Learn how teams use GitLab’s built-in CI/CD as a part of a DevOps platform to create automated workflows.

DevSecOps

When teams increase DevOps velocity, they must ensure application security is a critical component in the development lifecycle. Learn how teams reduce risk, shift security left, and address security and compliance challenges with GitLab’s integrated security capabilities.

Education

Educational institutions use software to transform teaching and learning, advance scientific research, and modernize campus infrastructure. Learn how institutions have solved unique challenges with creative solutions powered by GitLab.

Schedule

Commit will take place over two days on August 3-4, 2021 and will provide virtual programming for attendees across time zones. The schedule will be released in June.

Speakers

The committee will select a diverse group of speakers who will share their unique stories of innovation and transformation. Speakers will be announced in June.

Past speakers

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Shaaron Alvares

Senior Agile DevOps Transformation Coach

T-Mobile

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Nicolas Chaillan

Chief Software Officer, US Air Force

United States Air Force

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Sid Sijbrandij

Co-founder & CEO

GitLab

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VM (Vicky) Brasseur

Corporate Strategist, Open Source & Technical Leader, Author, Speaker

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Joni Klippert

Co-Founder & CEO

StackHawk

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Dina Graves Portman

Google Gloud Developer Programs Engineer

Google

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Nathen Harvey

Cloud Developer Advocate

Google

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Lisa Cockrell

Director of Development

IssueTrak

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Jordan Upperman

Web Developer

IssueTrak

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Nnamdi Iregbulem

Partner

Lightspeed Venture Partners

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Eriol Fox

Designer

Third Sector Design & Open Source Design

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Abel Wang

Principal Cloud Advocate, DevOps Lead

Microsoft

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Bobbi Wenzler

Senior Product Manager

Northwestern Mutual

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Nicole Schultz

Assistant Director, Engineering

Northwestern Mutual

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Karl Cardenas

Architecture Manager - Public Cloud

State Farm

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Laurel Farrer

CEO

Distribute Consulting & Remote Work Association

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Captain Ben Allison

Course Manager

US Army Cyber School

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Cora Iberkleid

Developer Advocate

VMware

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Andreas Evers

Senior Solutions Architect

VMware

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Alexandra Sunderland

Engineering Manager

Fellow.app

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Luke Thomas

Founder, CEO

Friday.app

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Eimear Marrinan

Director of Culture

HubSpot

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Meaghan Williams

Remote Work & Inclusion Program Manager

Hubspot

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Paul Rothrock

Customer Community Manager

Mattermost

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Aaron Rothschild

Senior Product Manager

Mattermost

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Alberto Dominguez

Managing Partner

Sperta Consulting

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Amy Demartine

VP, Research Director Serving Security & Risk Professionals

Forrester

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Anshuman (Andy) Patel

CEO

Jasper Solutions

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Asad Raza

Coder-in-Chief

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Benson Muite

Software Developer

Kichakato Kizito

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Bernard Banta

CTO and Co-founder

Finplus

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Bethan Vincent

Marketing Director

Netsells

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Brandon Dewitt

CTO

MX

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Daniel Pupius

Co-founder and CEO

Range

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Nicholas Walsh

CMO

Range

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David DeSanto

Director, Product

GitLab

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Diego Camizotti

Developer Master

CI&T

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Edmond Kuqo

Lead Engineer

NIWC Atlantic

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Eric Mosher

Technical Lead

NSA

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Feu Mourek

GitLab Trainer

NETWAYS

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Gideon Wulfsohn

Sr. Solutions Engineer

HashiCorp

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Jackie Meshell

Senior Product Manager

GitLab

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James Brotsos

Solutions Engineer

Checkmarx

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John Willis

Senior Director, Global Transformation Office

Red Hat

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Josh Dzielak

Co-Founder & CTO

Orbit

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Keith Rhea

Cloud Automation Engineer

MindPoint Group

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Leonn Paiva

Senior Software Engineer

Brazilian Federal Public Ministry

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Liran Haimovitch

Co-Founder and CTO

Rookout

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Marc Kriz

Strategic Leader, National Security Programs

GitLab

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Mario García

GitLab Hero

Mozilla Reps

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Mario Kleinsasser

Team Leader Cloud Solutions

STRABAG BRVZ IT

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Mark Peters

Lead IA/Security Engineer

Technica Corporation

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Mary Thengvall

Director, Developer Relations

Camunda

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Mattia Montanari

Associate Researcher

Oxford University

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Molly de Blanc

Strategic Initiatives Manager

GNOME Foundation

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Monmayuri Ray

MLOps/DevOps Solutions Architect

GitLab

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Nico Meisenzahl

Senior Cloud & DevOps Consultant

White Duck GmbH

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Nuritzi Sanchez

Sr. Open Source Program Manager

GitLab

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Philippe Lafoucrière

Distinguished Engineer - Secure & Defend

GitLab

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Rayvn Manuel

Senior Application Developer/Architect and Lead DevOps Engineer

National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Rhys Arkins

Director of Product Management

WhiteSource

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Robbie Dyer

DevOps Consultant

Eficode

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Rodrigo Domingues

Principal Architect

CI&T

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Sam Kerr

Principal Product Manager

GitLab

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Saumya Upadhyaya

Sr. Product Marketing Manager

GitLab

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Savannah Peterson

Founder & Chief Unicorn

Savvy Millennial

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Scott Adams

Performance Methods Lead

Rolls-Royce

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Shea Stewart

Partner

Arctiq Inc.

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Tim Jones

Cloud Automation Engineer

MindPoint Group

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Tracey Jaquith

TV Architect

Internet Archive

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Trishank Karthik Kuppusamy

Staff Security Engineer

Datadog

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Wayne Haber

Director Engineering, Defend

GitLab

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Krasimir Angelov

Backend Engineer, Release

GitLab

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Bob Wise

General Manager

AWS

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Frank Ford

Application Development Manager

Genworth

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Clay Smith

Partnership Engineer

Lightstep

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Danny Smith

DevOps Solutions Lead | Senior Advisory Solution Architect

ServiceNow

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Greg Sloan

Senior Field Solutions Architect

Chef

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John Senegal

Global Solutions Architect, Red Hat

Red Hat

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Jonah Jones

PSA (Partner Solutions Architect) Containers

AWS

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Praneet Loke

Software Engineer

Pulumi

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Abubakar Siddiq Ango

Technical Evangelism Program Manager

GitLab

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Clement Ho

Frontend Engineering Manager

GitLab

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William Galindez Arias

Technical Marketing Manager

GitLab

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Ivan Tarin

Product Marketing Manager

VMware

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Keith Lee

Sr. Tech Marketing Architect

VMware

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Jeff Simpson

Business Development Manager

Oracle

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Josh Tatum

Senior Cloud Engineer

Oracle

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Joe Lust

Cloud Infrastructure Lead

Mabl

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Chris Smith

Software Engineer

Pulumi

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Anoop Dawar

Product Manager

GitLab

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Christie Lenneville

VP of User Experience

GitLab

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Jaynene Hapanowicz

Senior Vice President of Technology Transformation

Dell

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Kurt Dusek

Solutions Architect

GitLab

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Mike Ensor

Cloud Solutions Architect

Google

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Jonathan Schreiber

Principal Product Manager

Oracle

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Ram Kailasanathan

Senior Director of Product Management

Oracle

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Rand Waldron

Vice President, Global Government Sector

Oracle

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