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Frontend Group


Frontend domain experts

Do you have a question concerning the frontend for a product area? As a product manager do you want to run a new idea by a frontend engineer? Do you want to learn more about how the current implementation works? Do you have specific frontend technology questions or have some idea/inputs?

Wait no more, here are our frontend domain experts who can help you out


They are responsible for

Frontend group calls

The frontend group has scheduled weekly calls every Tuesday, before the company call. During this call, team members are encouraged to share information that may be relevant to share with other members synchronously (Eg. new documentation change, new breaking changes added to master).

To help identify possible conflict areas in a release we encourage members to post a link to a comment in an issue that you’re working on that crosses the borders of the domain of your stage group that you feel has the potential of colliding with the work of others.

Frontend themed call

We started in January 2018, with adding a monthly theme to the first call of each month. The purpose of these themes is to add some fun and quirkiness to our team calls (so that we can learn more about each other) but it shouldn't distract or derail into too much off-topic conversation.

How does it work

Date Theme Winner
2018-01-09 Most interesting hat Jose Ivan Vargas
2018-02-13 Most interesting shirt/t-shirt (No GitLab swag) Winnie
2018-03-06 Most interesting sunglasses André
2018-04-03 Most peculiar trip souvenir Eric Eastwood
2018-05-08 Grow the best grass or plant (preferably grass) Lukas
2018-06-04 Most interesting sculpture from one piece of paper (maximum size Letter/A4) Sam
2018-07-10 Ornament/Trinket/Thing-that-you-have, that says the most about you Sam
2018-08-07 Most creative Tanuki in any medium Eric Eastwood
2018-09-04 Best animal sketch/drawing Winnie's wife
2018-10-02 Favorite mythical creature of your home country Tim / Lukas
2018-11-06 Convince us that your favorite dish (that you can prepare yourself) is the best! Preferably you share the recipe Mike
2018-12-04 Favorite multi-player game (board game, card game, video game, etc). Describe the rules, how many players, background, and why you like it Winnie
2019-01-08 Favorite children's book Nathan
2019-02-05 Best feature of your house/office/co-working space. If possible, show it!

Some examples:
- The ocean view from your living room window
- Your room exclusively dedicated to Star Wars memorabilia
- The secret passage you built behind a bookcase
2019-03-05 Favourite music album of all time? Fatih
2019-04-02 Best picture you took (Feel free to post-edit) André
2019-05-07 skipped due to GitLab Contribute  
2019-06-04 What's your favourite movie? Sam
2019-07-02 Show us your pets Sarah
2019-08-06 Share your favorite piece of art: painting, photograph, sculpture, installation, etc. Himanshu
2019-09-03 What is your favourite "What is your favourite?" question? What would you ask? How would you answer it yourself? Sarah
2019-10-01 What is your favorite thing to complain about? Lukas
2019-11-12 What is the best dish you have ever eaten at a restaurant? Dennis
2019-12-10 What is your favorite thing about your hometown? It can be a little-known secret, awesome restaurant, famous story André, Eipi, Coung and Jiaan
2020-01-07 If you could time travel, when would you go and why? Sam
2020-02-04 What (un)usual hobby do you have? Andrew
2020-03-03 What is your favourite food to make? ?

Frontend calendar

The frontend Google Calendar was created as a means of unifying and including team members on frontend related discussions. Frontend meetings should be listed on the calendar unless there is a good reason not to. Frontend engineers have the calendar permissions to create events on this calendar while GitLab team-members have the permissions to add the frontend calendar to their calendar.

Note: Due to a bug on Google Calendar, team members are unable to find the calendar by searching. Team members are recommended to go to the frontend calendar link on their browser to add this calendar to their calendar. This calendar is currently only available within GitLab and is not publicly accessible.

RFCs for changes to GitLab Frontend

If you would like to propose a new, or a change to an existing, frontend pattern in our codebase, please create an issue in so that we can discuss it.


Frontend Skillsharing Initiative

A good way to learn from the collective wisdom of our Frontend team is by checking out the videos available on the Skillsharing Initiative page.

Frontend Onboarding

Here are some helpful resources that might help your onboarding.

Technical Interview Metrics

Learn more about how we measure our technical interview metrics in the interview metrics page