At GitLab, our mission is to change all creative work from read-only to read-write so that everyone can contribute.
The Community Relations team supports this mission by working with our community to ensure they receive support and recognition for contributing to GitLab. Contributing to GitLab can include blog posts, code, documentation, discussions on forums/social media, meetups, presentations, translations, UX design, and more. We also support educational institutions and open source projects to host their work on GitLab.
|David Planella||Director of Community Relations|
|John Coghlan||Manager, Developer Evangelism|
|Christina Hupy, PhD||Senior Education Program Manager|
|Nuritzi Sanchez||Senior Open Source Program Manager|
|Lindsay Olson||Community Operations Manager|
|Christos Bacharakis||Senior Code Contributor Program Manager|
Community Relations KPIs are included in the monthly marketing key metrics meeting presentation. To update that presentation, please follow these steps:
Update the chart for each metric by following these steps:
The Community Relations team sets annual and quarterly budgets. Expected expenditures related to Community Relations programs are listed in the
Each month, we meet with our parters in Finance to review actual monthly expenses during the monthly
Community Relations Accruals meeting. This process allows us to accurately forecast our team budget and track our expenses. In order for this process to work, Community Program Managers are encouraged to add their Program's expenses to this spreadsheet so its capabilities can add or subtract correctly from the team's budget.
Costs over $5000 are allocated out month by month for a specified amount of time by the appropriate Community Program Manager.
Costs under $5000 do not need to be allocated over time, and will be removed from the budget all at once.
To help our finance team keep track of community swag giveaways, giveaways in Printfection that support Community Relations programs and events should add
Community: as a prefix to the campaign title. Ex:
Community: GitLab Heroes + Superheroes Swag.