The Speakers Bureau is a group of GitLab team members and members of the wider GitLab community who are available to participate in events and deliver talks about GitLab, CI/CD, open source, remote work, and other topics.
If you would like to join the speakers bureau, we ask that you submit an MR to add yourself to the Speakers Bureau page. This can be done by adding the following lines to the speakers.yml file in the www-gitlab-com project.
To create an MR for the Speakers Bureau page, you will need:
Once you have the above items, follow these steps to add yourself to create your MR:
Web IDEnear the middle of the page.
Forkto create a Fork of the repo which will allow you to make changes and submit a Merge Request.
speakers.ymlfile open in your browser. Add the fields as detailed at the top of the file and enter your information into each of the blank fields.
Commitbutton in the bottom left. It should say something like
1 unstaged and 0 staged changes. This will bring up a sidebar with an
Create a new branch. Name the branch in the format of
YOURINITIALS-speakers-bureauor similar. Tick the
Start a new merge requestcheckbox. Then click
Create merge requestbutton at the top of the page.
Allow commits from members who can merge to target branchas detailed on the Allow collaboration on merge requests across forks page in our docs.
speakers-bureaulabel and assign to
@johncoghlan. Community members should mention
@jrachel1in a comment in the merge request so our team can review and merge.
When adding yourself to the Speakers Bureau, you may get a linting error in the build. If that happens, ensure that the following requirements are met:
name: Your name must be unique - if you have the same name as another speaker add your middle inital or other identifiers
gitlab: You must put your unique GitLab.com username in this field
source/images/speakersand reference it just by file name in the
region: Make sure your
regionfield is one the allowed regions. See speakers_requirements.yml for a list of the allowed regions.
topics: Make sure your
topicsfield only contains allowed topics. See speakers_requirements.yml for a list of the allowed topics.
To find the linters in the
www-gitlab-comrepository, search for the
The Developer Evangelism team provides support to new and experienced speakers where necessary. These can range from presentation review, CFP ideation, or dry-run. Learn more about the different resources and activities you can benefit from or drop a message on Slack if you need direct support.
For resources for GitLab team members who are planning on attending events or speaking at conferences, see Speaker Resources.