The Plan team works on the backend part of GitLab for the Plan stage. Among other things, this means working on GitLab's issue tracker, integration with external trackers, Markdown rendering, Elasticsearch integration, and email notifications.
For more details about the vision for this area of the product, see the Plan stage page.
|Sean McGivern||Engineering Manager, Plan|
|Felipe Artur||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Jarka Košanová||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Brett Walker||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Jan Provaznik||Senior Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Mario de la Ossa||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Patrick Derichs||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Heinrich Lee Yu||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Alexandru Croitor||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|E. G.||Backend Engineer, Plan|
|Annabel Dunstone Gray||UX Designer, Plan|
|Donald Cook||Frontend Engineering Manager, Plan|
|Fatih Acet||Senior Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Kushal Pandya||Frontend Engineer, Plan & Geo|
|Victor Wu||Senior Product Manager, Plan|
|Winnie Hellmann||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Constance Okoghenun||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Amarbayar Amarsanaa||Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Create, Plan, Monitor|
|Rajat Jain||Frontend Engineer, Plan|
|Walmyr Lima e Silva Filho||Sr. Test Automation Engineer, Plan|
|Michal Wasilewski||Site Reliability Engineer, Create & Plan|
|Alexis Ginsberg||Senior UX Designer, Plan|
In general, we use the standard GitLab engineering workflow. To get in touch with the Plan team, it's best to create an issue in the relevant project (typically GitLab CE) and add the ~Plan label, along with any other appropriate labels. Then, feel free to ping the relevant Product Manager and/or Engineering Manager as listed above.
For more urgent items, feel free to use #g_plan on Slack.
The Plan backend board always shows work in the current release, with the left column being items that are:
It's OK to not take the top item if you are not confident you can solve it, but please post in #g_plan if that's the case, as this probably means the issue should be better specified.
Most of our team meetings are recorded and publicly available on Youtube in the Plan team playlist.
The Plan team conducts monthly retrospectives in GitLab issues. These include the backend team, plus any people from frontend, UX, and PM who have worked with that team during the release being retrospected.
The retrospective issue is created by a scheduled pipeline in the async-retrospectives project. For more information on how it works, see that project's README.
The source repository for these updates is group-conversations. The README contains more information on how they are built.
Everyone at GitLab has the freedom to manage their work as they see fit, because we measure results, not hours. Part of this is the opportunity to work on items that aren't scheduled as part of the regular monthly release. This is mostly a reiteration of items elsewhere in the handbook, and it is here to make those explicit:
When you pick something to work on, please: