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Core Team

Becoming a Core Team member

A new member can be added to the Core Team at any time through the following steps:

  1. Current Core Team members can nominate a new member from the wider community at any time using a confidential issue in the Core Team group.
  2. The nominee will be added to the Core Team if they accept the nomination and have received at least two positive votes from the rest of the Core Team members, and there's no objection within a two week period.
  3. Once a new member has been added, create an onboarding issue in people-ops using the onboarding template and fill out the "Core Team Members" section for developer access to gitlab-org, Slack access, etc.

Monthly Core Team meetings

The Core Team meets once a month and anyone is welcome to join the call. Call logistics/agenda/notes for the meeting are available on the Core Team meeting page. All meeting recordings are available at the Core Team meeting Playlist.

Contacting Core Team members

Core Team members can be reached by mentioning @gitlab-core-team in issues or merge requests.

While GitLab is the primary means of contact, the Core Team can also be contacted on the #core Slack channel.

Service Desk will also be used as a communication tool for Core Team members. Anyone can open an issue in the gitlab-core-team project or contact the core team through email by sending an email directly to incoming+gitlab-core-team/general@incoming.gitlab.com. Core Team members who signed NDAs will also have access to GitLab Slack channels.

Offboarding and stepping down gracefully

If you are no longer able to or interested in serving in the Core Team, you should make an annoucement on the #core Slack channel. When you step down, you will become a Core Team Alumni. Once a Core Team member steps down, GitLab team member(s) will start the off-boarding activities to:

  1. Move the individual from the team.yml file to the alumni.yml file.
  2. Create an issue in people-ops using the offboarding template and fill out the "Core Team Members" section to remove the individual from GitLab Slack, the Core Team Group, gitlab-org etc.

Onboarding new Core Team members

  1. Add the individual to the team.yml file.
  2. Create an issue in people-ops using the core_team_offboarding template and follow the steps outlined for onboarding.