We want to recognize amazing contributions from the wider community with GitLab swags. All GitLab team members and members of the wider community are encouraged to nominate others or themselves (for campaigns such as #myfirstMRmerge).
If you think that someone deserves a swag prize, nominate them! If you reached an important campaign milestone (e.g. #myfirstMRmerged) with your contribution, you can also nominate yourself!
Anyone who you feel deserves an extra special something for their contribution, comment, or community involvement is eligible for swag.
This can include, (but is not limited to):
For cases not listed above, use your best judgement, and create a merge request to add new cases to the list.
If you've contributed to our community or reached an important campaign milestone, you're eligible to self nominate for GitLab swag. Note that to self nominate, you must provide relevant links and evidence of your contributions to be evaluated by the GitLab team.
|Contribution||Notes for Self Nomination|
|#myfirstMRmerged||Must include link the merged MR|
|Community Blog Post||Must include link to published blog post|
|GitLab Forum Answer||Must include link to high quality answer provided on the GitLab Forum|
|Meetup/Presentation||Must include link to the meetup/event page|
The following process can be used either
That's it! Contributor Success team members will be in touch with the person nominated on how to get the swag!
The form is reviewed each month by Contributor Success, and you can check the status of each nomination in column K of the form's spreadsheet (only for GitLab Team members).
Hi [NAME]! The GitLab team has noticed the awesome support you provide on [Social Channel] to users asking questions about GitLab. We'd love to recognize your efforts with some free GitLab swag! The link below will take you directly to an order form where you can choose your favorite GitLab swag item. [Giveaway Link] / [Code] If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks for your contributions to the GitLab community!
This section outlines the strategies that GitLab team member might use to contact community members during this process