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Creator pairing


Creator pairing is a program that allows any GitLab engineer to work together with GitLab co-founder Dmitriy Zaporozhets (DZ) from the same physical location for a week.


The goal of the program is to help DZ during his work as a fellow of initial delight. As an additional benefit, a co-worker will learn about how DZ thinks and sees the product.

Things to Know

Who can apply

Any senior or higher backend or frontend engineer at GitLab.

How to apply

  1. Create a merge request to add yourself to the schedule.
  2. Ask your manager to approve (but not merge) the merge request.
  3. Assign the merge request to DZ (@dzaporozhets).


Start date End date Who Location Results
2019-11-04 2019-11-08 Tetiana Chupryna Kharkiv, Ukraine  
2019-12-09 2019-12-13 Sam Beckham Limassol, Cyprus Video Interview, Document
2019-12-20 2020-01-25 NOT AVAILABLE N/A  
2020-01-27 2020-01-31 Imre Farkas Kharkiv, Ukraine Document
2020-02-03 2020-02-07 Jason Plum Kharkiv, Ukraine Document
2020-02-24 2020-02-28 Christian Couder Kharkiv, Ukraine  
2020-03-09 2020-03-13 Natalia Tepluhina Kharkiv, Ukraine  
2020-04-13 2020-04-16 AVAILABLE TO BE DECIDED  
2020-04-27 2020-04-30 Ian Baum Limassol, Cyprus  
2020-05-11 2020-05-15 Douglas Barbosa Alexandre Limassol, Cyprus  
2020-06-15 2020-06-19 Arturo Herrero TO BE DECIDED  
2020-07-13 2020-07-16 AVAILABLE TO BE DECIDED  
2020-07-27 2020-07-31 AVAILABLE TO BE DECIDED  


If you have questions, you should post in the #creator-pairing channel on Slack.