For GitLab team-members Attending Events/ Speaking
If you are interested in find out about speaking opportunities join the #CFP slack channel. Deadlines for talks can be found in the slack channel and in the master GitLab events spreadsheet.
If you want help building out a talk, coming up with ideas for a speaking opportunity, or have a customer interested in speaking start an issue in the marketing project using the CFP submissions template and tag any associated event issues. Complete as much info as possible and we will ping you with next steps. We are happy to help in anyway we can, including public speaking coaching.
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:
Contact your manager for approval to attend/ speak.
After getting approval from your manager to attend, add your event/ talk to the events page and submit merge request to Emily Kyle.
If your travel and expenses are not covered by the conference, GitLab will cover your expenses (transportation, meals and lodging for days said event takes place). If those expenses will exceed $500, please get approval from your manager. When booking your trip, use our travel portal, book early, and spend as if it is your own money. Note: Your travel and expenses will not be approved until your event / engagement has been added to the events page.
If you are speaking please note your talk in the description when you add it to the Events Page.
If you are not already on the speakers page, please add yourself.
We suggest bringing swag and/or stickers with you. See notes on #swag on this page for info on ordering event swag.
Finding and Suggesting Speakers and Submitting to CFPs
Speaker Portal: a catalogue of talks, speaker briefs and speakers can be found on our Find a Speaker page. Feel free to add yourself to this page and submit a MR if you want to be in our speaker portal and are interested in being considered for any upcoming speaking opportunities.
If you have a customer interested in speaking start an issue in the marketing project using the CFP submissions template and tag any associated event issues. Complete as much info as possible and we will ping you with next steps. We are happy to help in anyway we can, including public speaking coaching.