GitLab's Education program is part of the Community Relations team.
On this page, you'll find information about the GitLab for Education Program Team, our vision, how we work, our initiatives as well as our program requirements.
At GitLab, we believe that every student and every teacher can contribute! The GitLab for Education Program provides the top tiers of GitLab for free to students, teachers and faculty at educational institutions around the globe for teaching, learning and research. We are invested in ensuring that students have access to the full functionality of GitLab while in school so they can become future contributors and evangelists of GitLab.
|#community-programs||Communication regarding the GitLab for Education,GitLab for Open Source, and GitLab for Startups Programs.|
|#education-evangelism||This channel is for sharing content and communication about education evangelism|
|#gitlab-for-campuses||This channel is for discussing the GitLab for Campuses (paid) offering|
|Handbook or Marketing Page||Type||Description|
|GitLab for Education Program||Marketing page||Community facing page with program requirements, benefits, content, and application|
|GitLab Solutions for Education||Marketing page||Customer facing page presenting the different options for educational institutions to obtain a GitLab license|
|GitLab for Education||Handbook||Information on how the GitLab for Education team operates and how to reach us.|
|Education Evangelism||Handbook||Information on education evangelism processes and metrics.|
|Community Programs Applications Workflows||Handbook||Workflow for processing GitLab for Education Program applications.|
|GitLab for Campuses||Handbook||Process and details for the GitLab for Campuses offering.|
The primary mission of the GitLab for Education Program is to facilitate and drive the adoption of GitLab at educational institutions around the globe and build an engaged community of GitLab evangelists and contributors in the next generation of the workforce.
Additionally, the Education Program seeks to evangelize the benefits of an all-remote operating model and GitLab's associated company values to the next generation of the workforce.
The goals in building out the Education Program are:
The vision of the GitLab for Education Program is to enable educational institutions to be successful in teaching, learning, conducting research with GitLab. We seek to build an engaged community of GitLab users around the world who actively contribute to GitLab and each other’s success, and ultimately become evangelists of GitLab in the workplace and beyond.
GitLab for Education Program issues typically exist in the Education Program subgroup of the Community Relations Group but they can also exist in Field Marketing, Corporate Marketing, or other marketing subgroups.
OKR Epics are located in the Community Relations subgroup. We use the
Education Program and the
OKR label on each OKR epic. Each KR will be added as an issue to the
EDU Key Results project within the Education Program sub-group. Each KR issue should have a milestone and an assignee at the time of creation. If there is a question about who the DRI is for a KR, assign the Program Manager until a DRI is decided upon.
The roles, KR assignees, and other details should be covered in the first Education Team meeting (or 1-on-1) of each quarter. There, create a todo list for each member of the team to cover Milestones, KR Issues, and OKR Epics. This organization ensures a clear direction and performance for the quarter.
Education Team subgroup should contain the following projects for organizational purposes.
|KeyResults||Store issues related to Key Results|
|ProgramMembersCommunications||Issues related to communicating with program members including students, professors, fraternities and educational organizations|
|Non-Profit||All not-for-profit outreach and work|
|Outreach||includes blogs, videos, podcasts, and other methods of connecting with the community|
|ShinyRocks||Non-OKR related ideas and "nice-to-haves"|
||General label for all issues related to program mangement|
||Marks issues that contain feedback from program and community members|
||Related to not-for-profits and the MVC not-for-profit program|
||Related to OKRs for the quarter|
The GitLab for Education Program has one Key Performance Indicator and several Performance Indicators. See the Community Relations Department Performance Indicators page for more details.
We have an MVC GitLab in Academic Research Citation Index on the GitLab for Education Home page. EndNote web will serve as the SSoT for the GitLab in Academic Research Citation Index displayed on our webpage. EndNote is an online tool that stores citations, allows collaboration, and has search functions. An added benefit of EndNote web is that we can export the citations in any standard citation format.
The workflow for updating and tracking the citation index is below.
You'll need to create an EndNote account from the EndNote homepage and notify Christina Hupy who will share the GitLab Citation Index Group with you.
Collectmenu go to
Import Optionchoose EndNote
Tochoose GitLab Citation Index Webpage Group
Referenceschoose GitLab Citation Index Webpage
Cite Them-Right Harvard
Notesfield in the citation record in EndNote with
added to websiteso we are able to track which citations have been added.
In order to qualify for the GitLab for Education Program applicants must meet the GitLab for Education Program Requirements. Once accepted in the program, institutions must agree and are subject to the GitLab for Education Program Agreement.
Be a qualified educational institution: A qualified educational institution is one that has been accredited by an authorized agency within its applicable local, state, provincial, federal, or national government and has the primary purpose of teaching its enrolled students. Qualified educational institutions can be public or private and must be non-profit/non-commercial.
Meet the use case requirements: The GitLab educational license can be used solely for the purposes of instructional use or non-commercial academic research. Instructional use includes activities related to learning, training, research and development. Non-commercial academic means conducting not-for-profit research projects conducted by the program member, and not at the request of a third party, which are not intended to, or in fact, produce results, works, services, or data for commercial use by anyone to generate revenue, or for the benefit of a third party.
The GitLab educational license cannot be used for commercial, professional, or any other for-profit purposes. Specifically, it is not authorized for use to run, administer, or operate an institution.
Please note that the decision to issue a GitLab education license is always at the discretion of GitLab. If you have questions on the application and decision making process, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of educational institutions that qualify:
Examples of entities that do not qualify:
Examples of acceptable use cases:
Examples of non-acceptable use cases:
At this time, GitLab does not issue licenses directly to students as part of the GitLab for Education Program. Students are welcome to encourage their educational institution to apply to the program directly. Students can access a free subscription for GitLab.com or a free download of our core self-managed offering. Students can also apply for a 30-day trial if they would like to try out some more advanced features.
Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to use the GitLab.com (SaaS Software).
At this time, GitLab does not have a formal not-for-profit program. The primary reason is that the volume of applications to our current free programs takes up all of our bandwidth! We do generally see the value in non-profits and we hope to create some sort of a non-profit offering in the future.
Any inbound request for a discounted or free license by a not-for-profit organization is handled on a case-by-case basis by the DRI (the appropriate sales team member for the geographic region of the non-profit and their manager). We cannot guarantee that non-profit requests will be granted as the decision is at the discretion of the DRI. Discounted or free licenses for non-profits are only issued in very rare cases. Because GitLab does not currently have a license and end-user license agreement (EULA) specifically for non-profits, we are not able to issue a license without additional support from our legal team in order to modify our existing EULA and license granting process.