We are the Ecosystem Stage; a group of teams within the Dev Sub Department. We're comprised of three areas within the GitLab product.
|Ecosystem:Contributor Experience||Lukas Eipert (Engineering Manager, Contributor Experience & Foundations)|
|Ecosystem:Foundations||Lukas Eipert (Engineering Manager, Contributor Experience & Foundations)|
|Ecosystem:Integrations||Arturo Hererro (Acting Engineering Manager, Integrations)|
Support the seamless integration between GitLab and 3rd party products and services, expanding GitLab's market opportunities by empowering developers to contribute.
The Ecosystem Stage is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining:
The following members of other functional teams are our stable counterparts:
|Jarek Ostrowski||Product Designer, Ecosystem:Foundations|
|Jeremy Elder||Staff Product Designer, Ecosystem:Foundations|
|Libor Vanc||Senior Product Designer, Ecosystem:Integrations|
|Amy Qualls||Senior Technical Writer, Create (Source Code, Code Review, Editor, Ecosystem), Growth (Activation, Adoption, Conversion, Expansion, Product Intelligence)|
|Taurie Davis||Product Design Manager, Ecosystem:Foundations|
Whenever possible, we prefer to communicate asynchronously using issues, merge requests, and Slack. However, face-to-face meetings are useful to establish personal connection and to address items that would be more efficiently discussed synchronously such as blockers.
The Ecosystem Stage participates in async daily standups in the #g_create_ecosystem-standup slack channel. The purpose is to give every team member insight into what others are working on so that we can identify ways to collaborate as well as foster relationships within the team. We use the geekbot slack plugin to automate our async standup, following the guidelines outlined in the Geekbot commands guide.
Participation is optional but encouraged.
We currently ask questions depending on the day of the week:
The random questions come from Geekbot's "Pizza Topping" category. This is a list of almost 200 questions that will be randomly picked each week. Geekbot provided the initial list, but we could add/remove questions as well. The questions include fun/social topics such as:
We use the following issue boards to prioritize and track our work.