The Corporate Marketing and Developer Evangelism teams want to enable everyone to contribute and spread the message about GitLab, DevOps, and cloud native to the entire world. We are happy to help speakers in any way we can, including public speaking coaching and building out slides. Below you can find some resources for becoming a speaker, finding an event, submitting a talk, and putting together the presentation and speech.
So you're interested in becoming a public speaker? That's great!
Sometimes people have an awesome story to share but can't find the time to put words on paper. Share your ideas (Google Form) and the Developer evangelism team will work with you to build it into a talk. In the event that you are unable to speak on the topic, we can get other speakers to do justice to the talk.
The submission is open to everyone including wider community members. If you have any question, please ask in the #dev-evangelism-and-technical-marketing Slack channel (internal for team members) and mention
@abuango (or Twitter) in any ongoing GitLab issue.
You can request help with reviewing CFP abstract drafts and talk slide from the Developer Evangelism team. Review examples:
Once a month, on the second Thursday of every month, the GitLab Developer Evangelism team hosts a Speakers Lean Coffee meeting in the lean coffee style. This means that prospective or current speakers who are GitLab team members or in the wider GitLab community can come and bring their topics to discuss. Whether it is help in brainstorming ideas for a CFP, refining an abstract, or discussing an upcoming presentation in more detail - all topics are welcome.
To view or add topics for the next Speakers Lean Coffee, see the Speakers Lean Coffee issue board. You can find the invite on the Developer Evangelism Calendar.
CFPlabel in the Corporate Marketing project
Before accepting an invitation to speak at an event, please ensure that the conference aligns with GitLab’s values around its mission that “everyone can contribute”. The event should have both good intentions and accurately reflect those intentions.
Follow these steps throughout the CFP process and speaker announcements:
If there is an event you would like to attend, are attending, speaking, or have proposed a talk and you would like support from GitLab to attend this event, the process goes as follows:
For presentation assets like templates and slides, see the Product and Solution Marketing handbook and the branded Google slides.
Consider using a GitLab branded Zoom background during your presentation to show your GitLab pride!
If your talk is recorded, we encourage speakers to publish their talks to YouTube.
Please upload your talk recording to GitLab Unfiltered and add the video GitLab Tech Talks playlist on GitLab Unfiltered. If the recording is published elsewhere on YouTube, add it to the playlist directly.
Below are some tips on being a better presenter. For an in-depth book that covers the entire speaking process, from submitting an abstract through preparing a structured talk to practicing and delivering read Demystifying Public Speaking.
To find a speaker for your event, you can see the following resources: