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.
A list of speakers bureau members can be found on our Speakers Bureau page. After identifying a speaker for an event or other speaking opportunity, please create an issue to request the speaker.
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.
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# Example Entry - name: Ada Lovelace # Your full name region: North America # One of North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania location: London, England # What you want your location to be shown as tagline: English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for inventing computer programming. # A quick 1 or 2 sentence description of your self and your speaking credentials. twitter: olearycrew # Your twitter handle gitlab: brendan # Your GitLab user name affiliation: community # One of teammember, heroes, or community image: ada.png # Place an image that is 344 × 201 into /source/images/speakers/ topics: # One or more of these topics # - Remote Work # - "Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging" # - CI/CD # - Git # - Security # - DevOps # - DevSecOps # - Open Source # - Engineering # - SRE / Operations # - Kubernetes # - Monitoring & Observability # - UX Design # - Documentation # - Cloud Native # - GitOps presentations: # A list of previous presentations for the back of the card # - title: Foo # link: https://
Source Controlmenu on the left.
Add @me to the speakers bureauand click on the
Commit & Pushbutton.
YOURINITIALS-speakers-bureauor similar and press
Create merge requestbutton at the right bottom popuo.
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
@abuangoin a comment in the merge request so our team can review and merge.
The practical handbook edits handbook provides a step-by-step tutorial for using the Web IDE.
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 in the #dev-evangelism-and-technical-marketing Slack channel if you need direct support.
For resources for GitLab team members who are planning on attending events or speaking at conferences, see Speaker Resources.