We love and support Meet-ups. If you would like someone from the GitLab team to stop by your event or interested in having GitLab as a sponsor please email email@example.com. Please note, we will be much more able to assist if given sufficient lead time (at least a month) to evaluate your request, process payment, produce merchandise, etc.
If you are interested in creating your own GitLab Meet-Up or if you already have an existing Meet-up on meetup.com that you'd like linked to GitLab's meetup.com Pro account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the list of GitLab meetups on the meetup.com page.
When you are getting started, we recommend scheduling at least 2 meet-ups. Publish your first meeting with a date and topic, and then a second meeting with a date and topic. The second meeting can have a flexible topic based on how the first meeting goes. The point of setting two meet-ups is to help build momentum in the new group.
Ideally, the first couple of meet-ups would include GitLab employees. Once someone manages to have a couple of successful events, it'd be easy for a meet-up sustain itself. It is much harder to start new meet-ups versus maintaining existing ones. So we make an effort to support and keep existing events going.
Reach out to other like-topic Meet-Ups and invite them to your Meet-Up.
If you purchase any food & beverage for the meetup event, we can help reimburse the expense. A general guideline is $US 5/person for a maximum of $US 500 per each meetup. You will be asked to provide receipts, attendees list/photo, etc. If you have questions or need help with food & beverage reimbursements, please email email@example.com.