More than 1200 people have contributed to GitLab. The GitLab Inc. team consists of the following 160 team members and their 40 pets. We're a remote only organization and we currently have team members in 37 countries. This page lists who people report to, and on a separate page we detail the team structure. You can get a sense of the team culture by visiting our culture page.
Dmitriy started GitLab in September 2011 and has released it every month on the 22nd since then. He wanted to make a great and free project management system that he could use every day. He loved to work on GitLab so much that in January of 2013 he began to work on GitLab fulltime. When he has time he loves to code a major new GitLab feature in two days. He loves a good chocolate and a merge request that can be accepted without comments. He is the lead author of GitLab CE and CI.
Sid saw the first ruby code in 2007 and loved it so much he learned to program and made this his profession. Before that he was engaged in various businesses, from selling programmable infrared receivers to starting a recreational submarine company. He is always looking to publicly document an answer or to make a process more efficient. He was never good at sports but tries to make it up in quantity by hiking, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, dancing Zouk, squashing, and running. In love participating in conversations on Hacker News, and reading Marc Andreessen's tweets (now that Marc stopped this greatly increased his productivity).
Marin loves to develop in Rails but has also grown an interest in operations, specifically Amazon Web Services and Opscode Chef. He is part of the GitLab core-team. When video conferencing with him you get a cat running accross the room as a bonus. He is notorious for starting early in the morning just after breakfast and not having lunch until his workday is over. You would expect him to be hungry and grumpy the last few hours but as long as his internet connection is up he is always friendly and upbeat. He loves travelling and talking about politics.
Jacob became a professional software developer in 2012 after a brief academic career as a logician. He joined GitLab in 2013 as a Senior Service Engineer, helping customers install and maintain GitLab and working on GitLab.com infrastructure. As a Senior Developer he now works mostly on behind-the-scenes improvements to GitLab and on developer productivity (GitLab Development Kit). He is part of the GitLab core-team.
Job became deeply passionate for software engineering while working in neuroscience and becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of version control in science. At the end of 2012 he decided to make the jump and start to work as a software developer fulltime. He's very excited to be back in a lab that is all about version control and beautiful code. Besides code, Job has an obsession for design and entrepreneurship and loves to play games of any kind.
Over the past 10 years, Haydn worked for a California based ISV assisting large, distributed development teams to select and get the most out of a series of collaboration tools. During his second year, the company sent him back to his homeland of Australia to open a Sydney office where he developed a keen interest in team workflows and later returned to California to work exclusively with global accounts transitioning to Agile. When not working or taking care of his two young kids, Haydn enjoys cycling (of any kind), snow sports and the many tasty microbrews from the area.
I started the GitLab project together with Dmitriy in 2011. Today, we are together again :) I like Ruby, UNIX, git and other cool technologies. I have a very strong desire to improve the world by making all things easier.
Douwe caught the programming virus at the age of 9, got his first freelance job 2 years later, and has spent the years that followed gaining experience with a wide range of technologies—both by himself and as lead developer at two startups. Some 4 years ago, he found Ruby and fell in love with the language and the open-source community surrounding it, making him a perfect fit for GitLab.
Paul has been a cfo for several young and fast growing technology companies. Paul has a passion for the role finance can play to help companies scale fast. Paul graduated from UC Berkeley and really enjoys watching the bears beat Stanford. Paul lives in San Francisco and spends a lot of time coaching and watching his boys play sports.
Kamil is a low-level programming enthusiast with years of experience in building apps for all platforms. He is also a security, virtualization and graphics expert with a variety of programming languages in his toolkit together with deep operating systems architecture knowledge. He's focusing lately on security principles of mobile platforms and the "container revolution". In his spare time he likes to run, cycle and play good games, although not all at the same time.
Josh has been working in technology for the past 5 years including sales roles at Stack Overflow, Venture360, and Innovation Pavilion. His passion for the tech space and following the latest in innovation makes him love his job. Aside from working at GitLab, Josh is an avid sports fan and former hockey player. He is a Colorado native so he loves being outdoors and is excited to explore everything San Francisco has to offer.
Based in the UK, Richard has led various sales teams in the mobile development space, including the EMEA Sales team at Distimo resulting in the acquisition by App Annie in 2014. He has spent over 15 years working in the mobile sales ecosystem, gaining the majority of his experience at Vodafone and Nokia. Richard enjoys most sports and the ones that he can no longer play he follows avidly especially Rugby. He enjoys playing Golf and Cycling but time is difficult to find with family and dog commitments.
Phil has been in tech sales for over 5 years and has worked with early stage startups to more established tech companies. Over the past few years he has led a team of sales reps at Stack Overflow while surpassing annual revenue targets. Phil is working remotely out of Denver and enjoys snowboarding, golfing and loves to play the guitar.
Before joining GitLab the company in 2015, Robert was already an active member of the GitLab community beginning in 2012, contributing changes both big and small to the open source project. His passion is using code to improve peoples' lives in any way.
Ernst comes from a physics and engineering background, and was most recently the VP of Engineering at C12 Energy helping to clean up part of our energy infrastructure. He enjoys tackling a wide variety of challenges, including the technical, people, and organizational aspects of cool growing companies. In his spare time, Ernst likes to think that he flies gliders, travels, and goes scuba diving, but actually he's having a great time playing with his kids and golden retrievers.
After making it to round four of the Mars One selection process, Emily decided she would miss Mexican food too much on Mars, so she removed herself from the running. If the selection process taught her anything it was how critical collaboration is for getting things accomplished. After a quick Google search she found GitLab and immediately knew they would git her enthusiasm for community and innovation. In her free time, she stays active and makes shoes, just in case they serve quesadillas on Mars and need a cobbler one day.
Chad has over 15 years of experience building and leading sales teams at technology startups like Kissmetrics and Return Path. Chad has a passion for the startup environment and helping businesses scale. When not working, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and coaching his three boys in many different sports. Living in Sacramento allows Chad the opportunity to visit Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco often.
Jeroen is a true open source evangelist with years of experience in maintaining, implementing and development in and with open source. At GitLab he really enjoys the combination of operations and development. In his spare time he really likes to work on his small electronics projects based on arduino and pi.
Before joining the GitLab team, Drew was involved in the GitLab community as a member of the core team. He is passionate about open-source projects and communities and enjoys helping people solve problems. When he is not hacking on a project, Drew enjoys playing piano, working in the garden, and spending time with his wife and their two dogs.
Yorick first started working as a professional software developer in 2010. Since then he has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from domain name management software to website scrapers, and from Sinatra APIs to Natural Language Processing software. These days he works on Aeon, Oga, and various other FOSS projects. Yorick will focus primarily on improving the performance of GitLab. He's also an avid practitioner of Krav Maga, a tea connoisseur, and a cat enthusiast.
Gabriel is the first Brazillian in the team, before joining GitLab, he was fighting the scalability and performance battle on a daily basis for fast growing startups and projects. He loves metrics and proudly works from a data-driven perspective. He also loves to grind his own coffee and help build online communities in his spare time.
Rubén is a Rails developer based in Lima, Perú. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for other US based startups. Today, he is very happy at GitLab given that one of his dreams was to collaborate full time with open source projects. When he is away from the keyboard, he is usually taking a walk with his dogs.
Having worked with the Guatemalan Government and as an IT Manager at a Bio Lab for too long he launched a local startup to introduce tech labs into traditional businesses. Jose has worked with remote teams in Canada and the U.S. on Rails and Python applications for the last four years. He also enjoys playing with his kids and building hardware stuff.
Grzegorz is a developer who has worked on open-source projects since 2002. He enjoys creating software that people actually love using, so GitLab was an obvious choice for his next company to work at. Before joining GitLab, Grzegorz worked in a startup environment on introducing new technologies and improving software quality. Then, after a few years of exploring the corporate galaxy, he decided to move to a startup environment again. In his free time Grzegorz enjoys running in the forest and reading three books at once.
Douglas is a software developer that fell in love with Ruby since 2007 and the open-source community surrounding it and has been working with Ruby on Rails for the past 3 years. Before joining GitLab, he was working remotely for nonprofit organization based in Brazil. He enjoys to improve people's lives with the product he is working on, so GitLab was a perfect match to him. In his free time, he loves to drink a good beer and, spend time with his friends.
Achilleas has been using GitLab since version 2, back when the default username and password were not documented. He started actively contributing to GitLab in 2013 and since 2014 is a member of the core team. He was introduced to Linux in 2006 and since then he tried many distributions until finding Arch Linux which won his heart and has been using it daily since 2009. As an open source enthusiast he is contributing to many projects, and is mostly into System Administration. He likes traveling and attending conferences that promote the free software movement. In his free time he practices Aikido, a japanese martial art, plays the keyboard and you'll often listen him quoting from his favorite movie "The Big Lebowski".
Wilson has worked in many accounting roles at various early to mid-stage startups over the past 20 years. When not debiting or crediting, you can find Wilson at a San Francisco Giants game, spending time with his dogs or at the poker table. Ante up!
Tomasz is a software developer, a devop beginner and a big linux enthusiast. After a few years of working in different corporations he said 'Enough!' and decided to switch to start-up and open source environment. In his work, he appreciates a clean code and clean architecture. After hacking hours, he becomes a family man, who loves to read a good book, watch a nice movie and go for a long walk. If there is a time and opportunity he enjoys hiking and cycling - especially in mountains. Cat lover.
Rémy loves the Web, the open-source, Git and Ruby. He's very versatile and enjoys working on complete features from back to front. When not thinking about code, Rémy likes to read about philosophy, politics or ecology, to play volley-ball and, to freedive.
Before joining GitLab, Luke was a designer in many capacities for several Kansas City based startups, larger companies and ad agencies. During that time he grew incredibly passionate about building products and the brands behind them. Now residing in Colorado, Luke is incredibly excited to be back in the startup world, wearing many hats, and building upon the GitLab brand. For fun he enjoys playing hockey, camping and spending time with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
James is an experienced developer coming from the corporate world of Vodafone in the UK. He has contributed to the open source community for many years, has 5+ years of experience with Ruby on Rails, and is very excited about contributing full-time to open source projects. When he is not in front of a black screen, you can find him enjoying sea-sports, cycling or keeping up to date with the latest trends in technology, Astronomy, and top spinning.
Timo is an open source software enthusiast and thus decided to combine his passion with his job by joining GitLab. Before that he worked in the gaming industry doing sales and business development. Timo loves traveling, Tarantino movies, good beer, and Mexican cuisine. If you like to discuss politics, economics or privacy matters, Timo is your guy.
After spending time planning a TEDx event of 500 people, Kirsten realised she loves working at start ups and is crazy about organizing events. If you need anything arranged, from plane tickets to meeting schedules or simply want to plan a party or event, just let her know. When she's not planning something she's travelling the world and is out meeting up with her friends or family. Or doing both at the same time.
Michael has been helping customers choose, deploy, and use software development tools since the 80's at companies like Borland, Symantec, Gupta, and Perforce. Michael is passionate about building teams and business in the far-flung corners of the world. When not working, Michael is an award winning wine maker and heavily involved in the local Boy Scouts.
With over 15 years of industry experience, Pablo comes from scaling Amazon's network as a development lead to help scaling GitLab.com. Passionate about programming since the age of 8 and open source after discovering Gentoo. Deeply interested in software craftsmanship, distributed systems, keeping services running fast and reliably and automating everything. Because doing the same thing thrice is just boring. In his free time he takes care of his family and enjoys riding in 2 wheels, with or without engine.
Rubyist since 2006, IT events addict since 2008, speaker since 2010, Lean Poker facilitator since 2015. Co-founded two IT-agencies, co-organized two conferences, brewed 50 liters of mulled wine for an afterparty. Has too many interests and produces more ideas than anybody could consume. In 2015 moved to Serbia, where he enjoys life with his great wife and awesome daughter, and travels across nearby countries (after Russia, all European countries seem to be nearby ;)
Alfredo is a multi-disciplined web veteran specializing in front-end development and web design. In the past, he also dabbled in back-end, prototyping and graphic design. Self-taught with over ten years of experience, he enjoys developing from small to large scale projects with a high degree of devotion. He likes music and loves attending concerts.
Zeger-Jan is a husband, father of an awesome son, and about to get his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In his spare time he spends time with his family, plays board games (he hates not winning) and watch TV shows. Two years ago, Douwe introduced him to Ruby and Zeger-Jan instantly fell in love with the elegant syntax and the expressiveness. Later he picked up Elixir and when there is time left, he spends this time fiddling with his Raspberry Pi's and ArchLinux.
Mitchell is a technical marketer that began his career consulting with B2C companies on their online presence. He has since shifted to helping B2B companies drive demand for their products through digital marketing. He enjoys playing volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and trying new restaurants with his wife.
Felipe is a rubyist from Chile trying to get more people into the Git boat. He likes to comunicate tech to non-tech individuals and help local communities reach more people. When AFK, he is desoldering stuff, 3D printing Star Wars models or in the stadium with his father and brother cheering for 'La U'.
Braden is passionate about software and marketing. He is currently studying at BYU and is an avid supporter of their athletics. When he’s not buried in marketing projects or the school’s library he can be found adventuring in the great outdoors with his wife and son.
Amanda began her career as a technical writer and consultant. She went to her first conference in 2011, which is when she decided that she wanted to take a more active role in community building. The rest was history. When she's not on the road, you'll find her nose-deep in a book or wrangling code for some obscure project or another.
Before coming to GitLab, Ryan could occasionally be spotted in the driver’s seat of a recycling truck as co-founder of a Utah-based recycling startup. His cleaner roles have been in marketing and strategy within a variety of tech and non-tech companies, mostly startups. He delights in deeply understanding the customer experience and putting himself in the customer’s shoes. When the work’s done and the sun’s still out, Ryan is likely to be found shredding the trails on his mountain bike, shooting hoops, or pondering the complexities and intricacies of waste management.
Software enthusiast who started his career developing desktop applications. Former member of a repositories/task management company who is here to make GitLab better. Likes playing RTS video games and boxing in his free time.
DJ grew up on a farm in the Canadian Prairies where it is common to have to fix your own tools and equipment. This didn't change when computers became the tools, and he discovered the joy of development while pursuing a career in IT. He has been working as a developer at various sized companies since 2008 and is excited to be able to finally work in the open source community with GitLab.
Amara is passionate about technology, consumer behavior, and design. She is a versatile product marketer with diverse experiences ranging from marketing at large enterprises to high-growth startups. When she is not working, she is traveling near and far, finding enjoyment in New York's art and music scene or venturing to a new part of the world.
Tim has been vaguely passionate about computers ever since he got all the way through Prince of Persia when he was five. This grew into a legitimate love for the field after he crashed his Windows installation in 2007, and replaced it with a fragile triple-boot system that included a patched version of OS X. Over the last few years, he's built web apps for non-profits, advertising companies, and large online retailers in Rails and Clojure. When he's not glued to a screen of some sort, he's introverted to a fault, likes to play the bass guitar, read murder mysteries, and build computers.
Before joining full-time, Stan was a 4-time GitLab MVP who just wanted to make GitLab better for his team at PacketZoom. Over the last two decades, he has worked at all levels of the software stack, even debugging issues with hardware. At Aclima, Stan led the development of one of the largest air quality sensor networks in the world for Google. He was part of a small team that created the Vanu Anywave Base Station, the first FCC-certified software-defined radio. A three-time Boston Marathon qualifier and finisher, Stan now channels his energy into training for his next triathlon.
Reb loves working hands-on with customers. He has many years of experience in doing so, over a wide range of industries and environments in consultative, support, and training situations. He is passionate about technology and enjoys discussing it with others. An avid traveler, Reb is always looking for the next interesting place to visit.
Originally a computer engineer doing speech recognition research, he moved to product management about 20 years ago. Over the past 5 years, Mark has developed a passion for developer experience. Most recently at CircleCI as VP Product, and before that, at Heroku focusing on continuous delivery and the Heroku-GitHub integration. Outside of work he builds Star Wars Lego with his 5-year old son and dresses up his 2-year old daughter as a princess. A recent transplant to Chicagoland from California; you'll often see him bundled up in a winter coat for no reason at all.
Based in Australia, Chris has worked in a variety of roles from support specialist to systems engineer. He is passionate about open source communities and enjoys helping people solve problems with software. Chris has an interest in DevOps and loves building software tools to automate and improve business operations. In his spare time, he enjoys catching waves on his bodyboard and exploring Asia with his partner.
Sean likes writing code, and especially likes writing code that helps other people write code. Despite dabbling with other editors, he's been unable to break his Emacs habit. He lives in Scotland, and spends his free time playing sports, overthinking films, and failing to maintain his garden.
Colton is passionate about demand generation, business development, and marketing automation. With a particular interest in innovative technologies, he found a great match at GitLab. When not at work, Colton enjoys basketball, football, golf, and action sports. He and his wife love being outdoors with their dog, as well as traveling often.
Mark's experience within the technology sector has been varied, including various Web Development and Technical Support roles. One of the most challenging being providing Internet connectivity to remote parts of the French Alps. Whenever possible, he likes to hone his skills in the arts of skiing, cooking, travelling, lifting heavy things and avoiding running anywhere. One day, he would really like a dog to call his own, so he can stop bothering other people's.
Marcia is passionate about computers since the early 1990s, when she first touched the command line and somehow managed to play games on DOS. Her background in Science opened the way for technical writing, which she has been improving since 2005, by writing and reviewing professionally. Over the last few years, her enthusiasm for technology motivated her to learn web development, and write about it too. She loves photography. When she's not typing, you will find her behind the camera, or in a plane, for being behind her camera somewhere else.
Based on Istanbul, Fatih is a Frontend Engineer who is passionate about delivering solid Frontend code. He loves to see the things he created used by thousands of others. When not working, Fatih likes playing video games and exploring new EDM hits. He also believes that one day he will be good at making Latte arts.
Nicknamed 'The Fox', Eliran graduated engineering at the Technion and has since focused on leading business growth for software companies. He managed the Customer Experience group at ClickTale, built a monetization ecosystem for Conduit and most recently co-founded OhTell, a micro-video hotel review company. Outside work you can find 'The Fox' in the water or on land, training for IRONMAN triathlon races.
Mike has been selling software since the late 1990's and successfully survived the bursting of the "Dot-com Bubble". He lives in San Francisco but grew up in Boston and still supports the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. When not helping customers solve problems, you can find him on the golf course attempting to lower his handicap.
Jen-Shin is a Taiwanese who is also known as @godfat on the Internet. He learned Ruby from 2006 and has built a ton of stuffs with it including open source libraries. He's also passionate about functional programming, particularly Haskell. Other than programming, Jen-Shin loves computer games, especially some indie games. At some point he would really like to write one indie game as well, combining two major interests.
John's interest in systems engineering surpassed 'normal' when he amassed a small data center in his house to explore theoretical design scenarios. Passionate about open source and taking his role as a 'unix beard' seriously, John loves to spread the gospel of technology to anyone who will listen. Wearing his Chef hat, and harnessing the magic of ChatOps, he is determined to make things fit into their containers.
Marat is interested in computers since school. He learned how to program from books without any help, wrote his first programs on paper and typed them in school labs during breaks. This was the reason why he chosed study Computer Science in university. After graduating from university, he moved to Astana and worked mostly on government projects. Interested in Programming and Maths.
From Venezuela, now in Chile, Alejandro has been passionate about computers from the moment he once actually deleted System32 and tried to fix it. Since then he has developed Web applications for a variety of clients with a wide range of technologies. He believes in Torvalds' concept of "good taste" in code and strives to achieve it. Outside of programming he enjoys trading card games and discovering new music.
Coming from a mathematics background, Brittany combined her love for human interaction with her thirst for knowledge and began working in human resources. She enjoys learning as much as possible about employee relations and benefits. Originally from Northern California as a giant Giants fan, she stays active in the great outdoors with her husband and their golden retriever, Cowboy Jake.
Based in Madrid, Chris is a UX Designer who is passionate about solving problems and making technology accessible to real people. With a background in Computer Engineering, he started developing mobile apps and fell in love with design in the process. When he's not working, you can find him endlessly browsing for a movie to watch without ever picking one.
Hazel comes from Taiwan. She is passionate about product design, interaction design, and illustration. Before joining GitLab, she worked for a digital agency and worked as a freelance product designer. Outside of work, she loves reading (Chinese chivalry novels, design, business, and inspirational), travel, and food. She’s also a cat lover.
Joe is passionate about demand gen, marketing automation, and technology in general. His background is in analytics and web development and he brings a similar mindset to marketing. Prior to joining GitLab, Joe has worked at InsideView, InboundWriter, Eightfold Logic, and ClickTracks. When he's not working you can usually find Joe riding his motorcycle and enjoying all that the beautiful South Carolina coast has to offer.
Tiago is a black belt judoka devoted to technology that is eagered to learn more every day that passes. Prior to joining Gitlab he worked for a static code analysis called Codacy and founded his own company for crowdsourcing beta versions of games for testing named Betar. He has a dog named Arthur and a cat named Louis. Music is his number one passion.
Alex first became interested in Open Source when he discovered Linux in 2003. After trying most distros, he realized the true way of Gentoo and has used it ever since. In his free time he enjoys playing video games, reading, swimming, and of course hanging out with his 2 cats.
Taurie is passionate about identifying problems, creating reliable solutions, and crafting intuitive experiences. She enjoys implementing her own designs while understanding each step in the development process, ensuring that the user experience stays the top priority. When she is not working, Taurie spends most of her time training as an aerialist, enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or cuddling up at home with a movie and her cat.
Prior to joining Gitlab, Julie worked for a Californian based ISV, supporting the Sydney, Australia office. During this time, Julie spent 10 years covering work across operations, HR, finance and sales. When she is not working, Julie is at the gym or having quiet catch-ups with friends over coffee. When time permits, she also enjoys a good game of poker.
Chet has been in tech sales for the past three years and has grown passionate about performance, user experience, and business development. Originally from Idaho (no he didn't live on a farm...) Chet loves hunting, fishing, and spending time in the outdoors as well as traveling and trying out new restaurants with his wife.
Ahmad has been passionate about web development since he laid his eyes on web forums back in 2003, hasn't stopped coding ever since. He's interested in diving deep down the technology stack, figuring out how everything works and how to make it work better. He contributes to the Rubinius project on some occasions, and when he's not working, he can be fiddling around with 3D modelling or learning new languages.
Before joining the GitLab team, Abubakar has worked in the academic environment providing support and maintaining IT infrastructure. He also actively participates in several training programs targeted at youths and students. In his spare time, Abubakar reads and also participate in the local developer community events.
After eight years spent building The Cloud (or at least, A Cloud), Nick fell in love with his newest tool for doing so - GitLab! His free time is spent dancing, skating, and running.
With 20+ years background in Human Resources, Joan brings a comprehensive toolkit to her new role leading People Operations for GitLab. You'll see the twinkle in Joan's eye most bright when working on the design and implementation of new ideas, process improvements and better resources for the organization. When not at work, you'll most likely find Joan playing 8 ball or 9 ball for the local APA league, riding "navigator" on her husband's custom Harley Davidson or spending time with her family.
Arihant is passionate about automating the boring parts of work life and likes to write small and useful ruby scripts. He loves interacting with people and solving problems. He also enjoys playing with his kid and likes social outings.
Based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, JJ is passionate about marketing, digital technology and analytics. Prior to joining GitLab, JJ worked as a freelancer doing web development and digital marketing. When not working she enjoys traveling, being outdoors at the beach, hiking or skiing in the winter, spending time with her son and playing sports.
With a deep passion for design, a love for beautiful typography, and an incredible enthusiasm for the open source community, Dimitrie strives to create elegant interfaces that delight the user. He has a background in 3D and an endless technical curiosity for new tools and software. When he's not working or online, he enjoys being with his friends and family, swimming, reading fantasy novels, and playing board games or guitar.
Francis has years of experience building out sales processes for SaaS companies of all shapes and sizes. Asides from optimizing workflows and eliminating bottlenecks in Salesforce and other business systems, he enjoys the occasional music concert, destroying his opponents in table tennis, and playing "Dust in the Wind" on his acoustic guitar ("You're my boy Blue!!). His pet peeves include inefficiency, slow walkers, and people who continuously press the call button believing the elevator will come sooner.
As a self-described journalist, Erica is a dedicated researcher with a proclivity for narrative. Before joining GitLab, Erica worked for Kapost where she unofficially attended B2B marketing bootcamp. She is passionate about media, technology, and audience development. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading.
Mike hails from the land of 10,000 lakes where the winters are cold and the sports teams never win. Prior to joining GitLab, Mike spent much of his post-graduate years as a freelancer and occasional entrepreneur. He has a passion for crafting elegant solutions to complex problems through software and enjoys exploring new languages and frameworks whenever possible. In his free time, Mike enjoys biking, craft beer, travel, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
De Wet is a software developer and mentor. He is passionate about problem-solving with code and helping someone without making them feel stupid. Prior to joining the GitLab team, he founded a coding bootcamp for underprivileged young people. He has worked in tech roles since 2010. When not working, he's an avid cyclist, audio book devourer, and burger connoisseur. He's a best friend to his wife and hands-on father to his three young children.
Sean is a software developer and writer passionate about education, user experience and demystifying the complex. Before GitLab Sean worked for various EdTech and social startups and lectured game design, 2D and multiplayer game development at his past university. When Sean is not sharing the wonders of GitLab with others he can be found playing and coding games or exploring London.
Dan is passionate about people, using technology to solve problems, and enjoys finding new ways to help teams work better together. Before joining GitLab, he was involved with web development, and starting businesses. He's excited to contribute on the business development team, and when not at work, he enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, and traveling.
Abby has been involved in all things people and HR since 2002 and switched to focus on supporting technology companies in 2004. It was there she discovered the world of Software Development, Open Source and of course Software Developers! Prior to joining Gitlab Abby has worked remotely as a HR Generalist and consultant supporting startups and is very excited to be part of the remote working world. Abby is based in the UK and in her free time enjoys cooking, eating and writing her own blog (when she has time/remembers!)
Pedro is commited to keep people happy while using GitLab. He loves to teach and help people grow. He's also passionate about transparency, culture, and remote working. Outside of work, it's all about travelling, soccer, movies and music.
Filipa is passionate about web development, well written code and helping people. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and their two cats, and wandering through the city to discover new corners. She also loves the ocean and rainy days with a good book.
Allison is exhilarated by learning about and improving how people interact with technology. She is obsessed with finding the right problems to solve, and determined to solve them. In her free time, you can find her eagerly learning new skills, crafting something in her workshop, or curling up with a good book.
Elsje has worked in IT sales and marketing for most of her career and was freelance for many years providing inside sales support to software companies. Elsje lives in west Cornwall in the UK with her husband, two girls, dog, and cat with a view of the sea and St Michael's Mount from her office window.
Joe is an accomplished sales professional with experience in advertising, infrastructure and cloud platform technologies and has spent enough time on the command line to know how to break just about everything. Joe grew up in Chicago-land and has lived in Atlanta Georiga and Phoenix Arizona before moving to San Francisco California. In his free time Joe is avid snowboarder, yogi and non-fiction reader.
Hailing from the Great Plains of North Dakota, where winters are colder than Antarctica(it feels like) and accents are less noticeable than the movie Fargo. Kyla has seven years of experience in the computer technology field, where she prides herself on business development and management consulting. Prior to joining the GitLab team, Kyla acquired most of her experience working at a multinational technology company, where she dedicated much of her time to the cloud platform and infrastructure. Outside of work she enjoys traveling the world, attending sporting events, and spending summers at the lake with family and friends. GitLab's slice of North Dakota nice.
James has been developing games and websites since childhood and studied Computer Science at university. He taught on a coding bootcamp in London, gaining a deeper understanding of the Ruby language to help answer unusual questions. James believes it’s better when we share the things we work on, and joined GitLab to help make that happen.
From Pennsylvania Amish country comes an avid technologist, serial mentor and community evangelist. Jason can be seen attending, boothing, and speaking at as many FOSS conferences and Linux User Groups as he can manage. Previously working as a distribution manager for a thin client company, Jason brings his expertise in packaging for Linux along with a strong desire to produce tools for the community that has changed his life.
Matt has been a fan of free software since a young age after reading Steven Levy's "Hackers". He previously worked at the Free Software Foundation and Creative Commons, and is the maintainer of the GNU FM and GNU social projects. He moved from the UK to the US in 2008 to complete work on his short film, Happy Birthday to GNU.
A California native currently exploring the South, Emily's SoCal accent has proved surprisingly resilient. She has worked as a journalist in multiple formats, including long form pieces for The Atlantic and data-driven explainers at Graphiq. She loves GitLab's open source values and is fascinated by future possibilities for humans & work. Recreationally, she enjoys podcasting, disappearing down internet rabbit holes, and getting out on the water for an early morning row.
Adam is a programmer that loves teaching people how to write code and sharing his knowledge. He enjoys conferences and local programming meetups as an attendee, speaker and organizer. Adam is obsessed with clean code, but he never forgets that the technology exists to serve its users. He is really proud of his blog. In his free time Adam plays board games, drinks craft beer or explores new cities without checking a map.
Nur is forever a learner and wants to dedicate his life to building software to solves people's problems. He is very passionate about open source software. He is always learning new technologies. He loves building highly scalable and distributed applications. When he is not writing code, he loves watching movies, playing games, and reading novels. Nur is fortunately to be married to the most beautiful girl in the world.
Co-founder and early member of several information security startups, Brian has been heavily involved in the network and application security fields. Having written a number of open-source security tools and contributed to many more, he's watched as the world slowly became aware of the benefits of open code. An avid motorcyclist and ice hockey player, Brian also sometimes enjoys standing in a cold mountain stream and wondering where all the fish went.
David is a Portuguese Designer, currently living in the UK. He's passionate about all things art, design or tech related. Before joining GitLab he worked as a freelance Designer on projects ranging from print to digital. When he's not working, he can be found taking a walk along the beach with his beautiful, soon to be wife, or being a humble servant to his two cats. He also has a soft spot for mid-century furniture.
Clement is passionate about technology and startups. He continually seeks out new ways to improve his skillset and finds satisfaction in building intuitive technology products that people can use to improve their lives. Before working for GitLab, he was also a regular contributor and a GitLab MVP.
Molly lives in St. Paul, MN with her fiancé, two dogs, and an axolotl. She loves working with people and volunteers as the Director of Special Events for the Minneapolis chapter of Girl Develop It, a national non-profit focused on offering accessible programming education to women in a judgement-free environment. She also enjoys classic cars, bourbon, and cheese.
Darin is passionate about software and sales and has been in the tech industry 3 years. He is a stereotypical Idaho potato farm kid and enjoys most any outdoors activities from fishing and hunting to snowmobiling and camping. Darin spends his free time golfing, watching most any sport and hanging out with his wife and daughter.
Ian has been interested in computers from an early age. Both making them do things, and figuring out why they do other things. His professional career has been mostly systems oriented, with an occasional foray into the software development world. In his spare time, he enjoys brewing and drinking beer, trying new restaurants, and exploring Minnesota.
Julius co-created the Prometheus monitoring system. In a previous life, he worked at SoundCloud and Google. He loves coding in Go and otherwise enjoys traveling, running, mentoring programming beginners, podcasts, and spending too much time on the internet.
Growing up in Kansas and New York, Kevin is used to bridging vast cultural gaps. Much of his career has been spent as a software developer on backend systems - the one time he got a front end job he snuck in a catapulting cow action on the main screen. Past coding work has been in Hypercard, Magic (a variant of MUMPS), C, C++, Perl and PHP along with the odd bits of shell and awk. Occasionally he can do systems administration in creative and entertaining ways. He has a dream of escaping from the chore of mowing the lawn with a Kubernetes-powered, Raspberry Pi-based autonomous lawn mower.
Brent has worked in technology sales for the last 5 years and has grown extremely passionate about building relationships, sales, business development, and customer success. When Brent is not working, he loves to spend time with his family up in the mountains camping, riding dirt-bikes, hunting, and hiking.
One part Google, two parts trial-and-error. Mostly self-taught front-end developer. He’s passionate about performance, user experience, security, upgrading things, style guides, documentation, automation, localization, open source, grammar, and enforcing Oxford commas. Outside of work: video games, Dungeons & Dragons, following the news, listening to podcasts, and thoughtleading.
Nadia is passionate about startups, people & leadership coaching. Prior to joining Gitlab Nadia ran a small boutique-style recruitment firm sourcing for both local clients and International companies. When she is not sourcing great candidates for Gitlab, she's riding her Scott Spark 910 mountain bike or hiking with her family.
Nick has been in both business development and sale roles for over 3 years. In his free time he enjoys grilling, classical music and raising his 2 male guinea pigs.
Cindy is a software developer who is passionate about open source. She previously worked as an upstream contributor and has taught robotics to elementary and high school students. She enjoys programming in python and lurking on IRC. On her spare time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and gardening.
Futurist and astronaut-in-waiting, Stephane hails from the Land of the Long White Cloud, aka New Zealand. Stephane is open-minded challenger with expertise leading global marketing launches, and managing product life cycles. When he is not working, he is exploring abandoned places, gardening or learning about space.
Jeanine loves languages. She is the author of the syntax highlighting gem `rouge` and is at GitLab working to make our language support and highlighting experience the best the industry has to offer. When not at work, she wears a lot of different hats - she makes chiptune music, works on her language, and makes jokes on the internet.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Rebecca found her way to GitLab from consumer journalism via content marketing. A self-proclaimed word nerd with a special fondness for 90s adventure games, Rebecca is on a mission to bring GitLab content to a wider audience. Outside of work, she's probably queueing at one of London's latest hipster restaurant openings.
Sasha is a people person through and through. She loves recruiting, building great teams, and learning from all of the candidates along the way. She's worked as a recruiter for large and small companies, but always with a focus on technology. After being born and raised in Indiana she is currently trying to do a tour of the U.S. on the hunt for her next place to live! If she's not at her desk she's probably playing with puppies, face timing family, or planning her next trip!
Jose Ivan is a software developer with a passion for all things technology and programming. With a thirst to improve his own skills and knowledge, either coding or reading he won't stop looking for ways to create software. In his free time he likes to play videogames, drive around on his car, cooking barbeques and reading about new tech.
Victor enjoys creating products to enable people to do things, and to do them well. He's especially devoted to understanding individuals, whether they be customers, coworkers, friends, or family. Before joining GitLab, Victor worked in fintech and foodtech.
Sarah is interested in how users think, feel and behave when interacting with products. She's passionate about using research to design brilliant user experiences and to create successful products. Sarah loves spending time outdoors and is happiest with her dog by her side. She also enjoys reading, collecting vinyls and is an avid foodie.
From Tech Support leveled up to Customer Success, James has many years of experience and leverages a broad background following interest in Business, IT, and Computer Science. You will find James managing your account to ensure you get the most out of products now and going forward. When not plugged-in, he is most likely cycling in the desert (day or night), functional training, partaking in modern cuisine, and often staying up late.
Balu is from Kerala, southern most part of India and is passionate about anything related to Freedom and Privacy. He has been contributing to different Free Software and language computing communities for quite some time, especially in Packaging (he is currently a Debian Maintainer), Software Development, Localization, and Evangelism. Other than a computer geek, he is mainly a procaffinator and a bibliophile. He enjoys reading (and sometimes even writing) poetry too.
Krys is from San Antonio, TX. He has worked in the IT industry for over 8 years and has a passion for creative writing and product marketing. Krys enjoys enabling people to learn new things and helping them along their career path. In his free time he enjoys running and playing video games.
Matija is a software engineer from Belgrade, Serbia. When he's not totally submerged into RoR and/or C#, he enjoys fitness, gaming or anything else related to technology in general (like cool gadgets!). His definition of a good time is evangelizing technology supplemented by sublime food and the sound of mechanical keyboards clicking in the background.
Based in Chicago and originally hailing from Las Vegas, a.k.a. "Sin City," Art is a number cruncher through and through. He started his career in public accounting and ultimately became frustrated with the uncompromising nature of the industry. In 2012, he made the switch to private accounting and unexpectedly landed at a software startup, where he fell in love with the tech space and all of its awesome (and oftentimes crazy) quirks. He has since worked in a number of accounting and finance roles for various startups. When not on the job, Art enjoys spending time with his wife, their Goldendoodle (Scout), and trying his hand at new recipes in the kitchen. He is also an avid Dodgers fan whose ultimate goal is to see a game at every Major League ballpark… 11 down, 19 to go!
Ever since Harish rediscovered his childhood joy of programming, he has spent most of his time either on the computer writing code or learning new ways to code. He loves spending the rest of his time with his lovely wife and two kids, or hanging out with friends in Jacksonville, Florida. He also enjoys exercising and you will usually find him beginning each day with a trip to the gym.
Originally from South Africa, Collen is a Ruby on Rails developer with a background in enterprise software sales and freelance tech journalism. He is fascinated with how great software is made and the positive impact it can have on our professional and personal lives. In his free time he reads (a lot), takes average photos, and travels Southeast Asia with his partner.
Toon's interest in electronics and computers started when he was a young boy. He learned how to solder using broken circuit boards his father replaced while repairing televisions. And when his parents got their first computer, he learned MS-DOS and started programming by typing over BASIC programs from magazines. Over the years the interest in computer kept on growing. Most of the time Toon lives inside Emacs typing code on one of his mechanical ergonomic keyboards.
Ty is passionate about learning and development. In his last year at Brigham Young University, he's internalizing all he can - from frontend to backend web development, data warehousing to iOS/mobile development, business management to entrepreneurship. He's discovered his love for technology and development during the last 5-10 years and he feels great about his retirement from his former, more physically-demanding jobs: mover for a moving company, landscaper, and door-to-door salesman. Whenever he can get the chance, he'll be spending time with his wife and family and friends, and keeping up hobbies: playing the organ and piano, basketball, tennis, golf with his wife, mountain biking, and reading.
Although living in the city of beer where she was also born Jarka spent almost 4 years in Switzerland and still loves that country. She's had experience with different programming languages and started loving Ruby immediately after she tried it for the first time. In her free time she tries to do a lot of sports, loves hiking (especially in mountains), traveling around the world or reading books.
Xiaogang is based in Beijing, China where he has been living for more than 20 years. His whole career has been dedicated to software tooling, with various roles, from SCM support specialist to solution architect. Xiaogang has deep experience on software build acceleration and software production automation. He loves traveling, especially around places steeped in history, and enjoys a variety of foods.
Daniele fell in love with computers when he started to use a Vic 20 very early in his life and never looked back. In his teenage years he replaced lego with pc components and suddenly his room became a messy computer lab. In his professional career he managed a diverse set of infrastructures, from just a bunch of nodes to multiple DCs in different continents.