The Corporate Marketing team includes Content Marketing, Corporate Events, PR, and Design. Corporate Marketing is responsible for the stewardship of the GitLab brand and the company's messaging/positioning. The team is the owner of the Marketing website and oversees the website strategy. Corporate Marketing develops a global, integrated communication strategy, executes globally, and enables field marketing to adapt and apply global strategy regionally by localizing and verticalizing campaigns for in-region execution. Corporate marketing also ensures product marketing, outreach, and marketing & sales development are conducted in a way that amplifies our global brand.
GitLab's brand has a personality that is reflected in everything we do. It doesn't matter if we are hosting a fancy dinner with fortune 500 CIOs, at a hackathon, or telling our story on about.gitlab.com…across all our communication methods, and all our audiences, GitLab has a personality that shows up in how we communicate.
Our personality is built around four main characteristics.
Human: We write like we talk. We avoid buzzwords and jargon, and instead communicate simply, clearly, and sincerely. We treat people with kindness.
Competent: We are highly accomplished, and we communicate with conviction. We are efficient at everything we do.
Quirky: We embrace diversity of opinion. We embrace new ideas based on their merit, even if they defy commonly held norms.
Humble: We care about helping those around us achieve great things more than we care about our personal accomplishments.
These four characteristics work together to form a personality that is authentic to GitLab team-members, community, and relatable to our audience. If we were quirky without being human we could come across as eccentric. If we were competent without being humble we could come across as arrogant.
GitLab has a higher purpose. We want to inspire a sense of adventure in those around us so that they join us in contributing to making that mission a reality.
Tone of voice
The following guide outlines the set of standards used for all written company communications to ensure consistency in voice, style, and personality across all of GitLab's public communications.
GitLab is an open source project with a large community of contributors. Over 2,000 people worldwide have contributed to GitLab's source code.
GitLab the company
GitLab Inc. is a company based on the GitLab open source project. GitLab Inc. is an active participant in our community (see our stewardship of GitLab CE for more information), as well as offering GitLab, a product (see below).
GitLab the product
GitLab is a single application for the complete DevOps lifecycle. See the product elevator pitch for additional messaging.
Tone of voice
The tone of voice we use when speaking as GitLab should always be informed by our Content Strategy. Most importantly, we see our audience as co-conspirators, working together to define and create the next generation of software development practices. The below table should help to clarify further:
Equals in our community
We explain things in the simplest way possible, using plain, accessible language.
We keep a sense of humor about things, but don't make light of serious issues or problems our users or customers face.
We use colloquialisms and slang, but sparingly (don't look like you're trying too hard!).
Create a new merge request and branch in www-gitlab-com.
On your branch, navigate to source then press and click on the releases folder.
Add a new file using the following format YYYY-MM-DD-title-of-press-release.html.md.
Add the following to the beginning of your document:
title: "Title of press release"
Add the content of the press release to the file and save. Make sure to include any links. It is important to not have any extra spaces after sentences that end a paragraph or your pipeline will break. You must also not have extra empty lines at the end of your doc. So make sure to check that when copy pasting a press release from a google doc.
Updating the /press/#press-releases page
When you have added a press release, be sure to update the index page too so that it is linked to from /press/#press-releases.
Scroll down to press_releases:, then scroll to the most recent dated press release.
Underneath, add another entry for your new press release using the same format as the others, ensuring that your alignment is correct and that dashes and words begin in the same columns.
The URL for your press release will follow the format of your filename for it: /press/releases/YYYY-MM-DD-title-of-press-release.html.
Updating the recent news section
Every Friday the PR agency will send a digest of top articles
Product marketing will update the Recent News section with the most recent listed at the top. Display 10 articles at a time. To avoid formatting mistakes, copy and paste a previous entry on the page, and edit with the details of the new coverage. You may need to search online for a thumbnail to upload to images/press, if coverage from that publication is not already listed on the page. If you upload a new image, make sure to change the path listed next to image_tag.
Requesting design help
Create an issue in the corresponding project repository
Add all relevant details, goal(s), purpose, resources, and links in the issue description. Also @ mention team members who will be involved.
Set due date (if possible) — please leave at least 2 week lead time in order to generate custom design assets. If you need them sooner, ping @luke in the #marketing-design slack channel and we will make our best effort to accommodate, but can't promise delivery.
Add the Design and Website Redesign (if applicable) label(s) to your issue.
The Design label in issue tracker
The Design label helps us find and track issues relevant to the Design team. If you create an issue where Design is the primary focus, please use this label.
Per the Design team's discretion, the prioritization of design projects will be based on the direct impact on Marketing.
Any design requests that do not fall in line with the goals and objectives of Marketing will be given a lower priority and factored in as time allows.
The Design team has a rather wide reach and plays a big part in almost all marketing efforts. Design touchpoints range from the GitLab website to print collateral, swag, and business cards. This includes, but certainly not limited to:
In the spirit of 'everyone can contribute' (as well as version control and SEO) we prefer webpages over PDFs. We will implement a print.css component to these webpages so that print PDFs can still be utilized for events and in-person meetings without the headache of version control
To download the GitLab logo (in various formats and file types) check out our Press page.
The GitLab logo
The GitLab logo consists of two components, the icon (the tanuki) and the wordmark:
GitLab is most commonly represented by the logo, and in some cases, the icon alone. GitLab is rarely represented by the wordmark alone as we'd like to build brand recognition of the icon alone (e.g. the Nike swoosh), and doing so by pairing it with the GitLab wordmark.
Logo safe space
Safe space acts as a buffer between the logo or icon and other visual components, including text. this space is the minimum distance needed and is equal to the x-height of the GitLab wordmark:
The x-height also determines the proper spacing between icon and workdmark, as well as, the correct scale of the icon relative to the wordmark:
The tanuki is a very smart animal that works together in a group to achieve a common goal. We feel this symbolism embodies GitLab's mission that everyone can contribute, our values, and our open source stewardship.
Under the Creative Commons license, you may use the GitLab trademark and logo so long as you give attribution to GitLab and provide a link to the license. If you make any changes to the logo, you must state so, along with the attribution, and distribute under the same license.
Your use of the GitLab trademark and logo:
May not be for commercial purposes;
May not suggest or imply that you or your use of the GitLab trademark or logo is endorsed by GitLab, or create confusion as to whether or not you or your use of the GitLab trademark or logo is endorsed by GitLab; and
May not suggest or imply or that you are affiliated with GitLab in any way, or create confusion as to whether or not you are affiliated with GitLab in any way.
Examples of improper use of the GitLab trademark and logo:
The GitLab name may not be used in any root URL, including subdomains such as gitlab.company.com or gitlab.citool.io.
The GitLab trademark and/or logo may not be used as the primary or prominent feature on any non-GitLab materials.
Using other logos
Logos used on the about.gitlab.com site should always be in full color and be used to the specifications provided by the owner of that logo, which can usually be found on the owners website. The trust marks component found throughout the site is the only exception and should use a neutral tone:
The tanuki logo should also not have facial features (eyes, ears, nose…), it is meant to be kept neutral, but it can be accessorized.
While the brand is ever-evolving, the GitLab brand currently consists of six primary colors that are used in a wide array of marketing materials.
The GitLab brand uses the Source Sans Pro font family. Headers (h1, h2, etc.) always have a weight of 600 (unless used in special situations like large, custom quotes) and the body text always has a weight of 400. Headers should not be given custom classes, they should be used as tags and tags alone (h1, h2, etc.) and their sizes or weights should not be changed, unless rare circumstances occur. Here are typography tags.
H1: Header Level 1
H2: Header Level 2
H3: Header Level 3
H4: Header Level 4
p: Body text
Buttons are an important facet to any design system. Buttons define a call to action that lead people somewhere else, related to adjacent content. Here are buttons and their classes that should be used throughout the marketing website:
Note: Text within buttons should concise, containing no more than 4 words, and should not contain bold text. This is to keep thing simple, straightforward, and limits confusion as to where the button takes you.
Primary buttons are solid and should be the default buttons used. Depending on the color scheme of the content, purple or orange solid buttons can be used depending on the background color of the content. These primary buttons should be used on white or lighter gray backgrounds or any background that has a high contrast with the button color. They should also be a %a tag so it can be linked elsewhere and for accessibility. Buttons should also be given the class margin-top20 if the button lacks space between itself and the content above.
There will be times when two buttons are needed. This will be in places such as our jobs page, where we have a button to view opportunities and one to view our culture video. In this example, both buttons are solid, but one is considered the primary button (orange), and the other is the secondary button (white). The CSS class for the solid white button is .btn.cta-btn.btn-white.
This is the proper use of two buttons, both being solid, but different colors based on hierarchy. If the background is white or a lighter color that doesn't contrast well with a white-backgound button, a ghost button should be used as a secondary button, and should match in color to the primary button beside it as shown below:
DO NOT: Do not use these ghost buttons styles as standalone buttons. They have been proven to be less effective than solid buttons in a number of studies. They should only be used as a secondary button, next to a solid primary button that already exists. Here are the classes for the secondary buttons:
Icons are a valuable visual component to the GitLab brand; contributing to the overall visual language and user experience of a webpage, advertisement, or slide deck. The GitLab iconography currently consists of "label icons" and "content icons", each are explained in further detail below:
Label icons are intended to support usability and interaction. These are found in interactive elements of the website such as navigation and toggles.
Content icons are intended to provide visual context and support to content on a webpage; these icons also have a direct correlation to our illustration style with the use of bold outlines and fill colors.
Occasionally the old GitLab logo is still in use on partner websites, diagrams or images, and within our own documentation. If you come across our old logo in use, please bring it to our attention by creating an issue in the Marketing issue tracker. Please include a link and screenshot (if possible) in the description of the issue and we will follow-up to get it updated. Thanks for contributing to our brand integrity!
The goal of this guide is to provide written standards, principles and in-depth information to design beautiful and effective GitLab features. This is a living document and will be updated and expanded as we iterate.
We've broken out the GitLab interface into a set of atomic pieces to form this design pattern library. This library allows us to see all of our patterns in one place and to build consistently across our entire product.
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, and builing out slides.
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.
The mission of the Corporate Events Team is to:
Showcase the value and strengths of GitLab on all fronts
Deliver creative solutions to problems
Provide exceptional service
Build lasting and trusting vendor and internal relationships
Treat everyone like they are our most valued customer, including fellow GitLab team-members
What does the corporate Events team handle?
Sponsored events (events with 1000+ attendees that also have a global audience. There are soem exceptions. There a handful smaller events that we handle due to the nature of the audience and the awearenss and thoughtleadership positions we are trying to build out as a company)
GitLab Commit (our User Conference)
Internal events (Contribute-sized events)
GitLab Contribute (our internal company and community event)
Can also provide assistance with SKO's, Force Management planning, Rewards Travel. Must be above 75 people attending for corp events involvement.
Corporate Events Strategy/ Goals
For Sponsored Events: Get the GitLab brand in front of 15% of the event audience. 40,000 person event we would hope to get 4,000+ leads (10%) and 5% general awareness and visibility with additional branding and activities surrounding participation.
Human touches- Tracked by leads collected, social interactions, number of opportunities created, referrals, current customers met, and quality time spent on each interaction.
Audience Minimum Requirements- volume, relevance (our buyer persona, thought leaders, contributors), reach (thought leaders?), and duration of user/ buyer journey considered.
Work closely with demand gen campaigns and field marketing to ensure events are driving results and touching the right audience.
Exceed minimum threshold of ROI for any events that also have a demand gen or field component- 5 to 1 pipe to spend within a 1-year horizon.
Aim to keep the cost per lead for a live event around $100.
Thought Leadership and Education
How We Evaluate and Build Potential Events
All GitLab events must check at least drive two or more of the aims of our events below to be considered.
Brand awareness- we want to be a house hold name by 2020!
Help with hiring
Get new relevant leads/ drive ROI
Educate possible buyers or users on our product or features
In addition, corporate events must meet:
Audience minimum requirement of 1000+ attendees and…
Audience demographic requirements. We consider the balance of roles represented (contributor, user, customer, potential hires), and the Global reach of the audience.
We also ask the following questions when assessing an event:
How and where will this position us as a brand?
Does it drive business goals forward in the next quarter? Year?
Is the event important for industry, thought leadership, or brand visibility? We give preference to events that influence trends and attract leaders and decision makers. We also prioritize events organized by our strategic partners.
Will there be a GitLab speaker? We do not require a speaker slot in return for sponsorship but we do prioritize events where the audience will be hearing about GitLab - either from a GitLab team-member or a member of the wider GitLab community.
What type of people will be attending the event? We prefer events attended by diverse groups of decision makers with an interest in DevOps, DevSecOps, Cloud Native, Kubernetes, Serverless, Multi-cloud, CI/CD, Open Source, and other related topics.
Will we be able to interact with attendees? We stress events that provide opportunities for meetings, workshops, booth or stands to help people find us, and other interaction with attendees.
Where will the event be held? We aim to have a presence at events around the globe with a particular focus on areas with large GitLab communities and large populations of support.
What is the size of the opportunity for the event? We prioritize events based their potential reach (audience size, the number of interactions we have with attendees) and potential for ROI (also account for cycyle time).
What story do we have to tell here and how does the event fit into our overall strategy, goals, and product dircetion?
Do we have the bandwidth and resources to make this activity a success? Do we have the cycles, funds, collateral and runway to invest fully and make this as successful as possible? Event must be weighed against other current activity in region and department.
Suggested events will be subject to a valuation calculation- will it meet or exceed objectives listed above?
Please review our events decision tree to ensure Corporate Marketing is the appropriate owner for an event. If it is not clear who should own an event based on the decision tree, please email email@example.com.
Each question above is graded on a scale of 0-2. We then tally the scores and assign the event to a sponsorship tier.
Events scoring below 8 are not eligible for corporate sponsorship or financial support.
Events scoring 10+ are given top priority for staffing, and resources.
Criteria / Score
Location and Timing
Event Relevance/ Strategy
Opportunity size/ Potential ROI
We ask these questions and use this scorecard to ensure that we're prioritizing the GitLab's brand and our community's best interests when we sponsor events.
If you have questions, you can always reach us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding GitLab Contribute ping email@example.com
For hosted events and sponsored events that meet criteria above ping start an issue with event suggestion in Corporate Marketing Project. There is a template for suggesting new event sponsorships.
Corporate determines how many staffers are needed based on the number of tickets we have allocated and activities we have at said event.
If the event is more enterprise-focused we try to send more marketing/ sales. Regional Sales Managers in partnership with FM select staffer based on who has the most potential contacts in the area or going to event.
If the event is more user-focused we will lean towards sending more technical people to staff and fewer sales.
We also check who is in the area who might be a good fit for interfacing with the audience.
We lean towards those who might be thought leaders, specialists, or more social in that specific sector. Example: for KubeCon we will bring those who are Kubernetes experts on the team.
We aim to bring minimal staff to keep costs and disruption to normal workflow low. We take into account what value everyone will provide as well as staffing balance. Please comment in the event meta issue and tag the DRI if you would like to, or would like to suggest someone else participate in an event.
All those attending will need their manager's approval.
If you have been approved by the DRI and your manager to help staff an event, all your travel will be included during the time fo the event/ expo days. You need to be onsite and ready to help out as soon as the first expo hall shift opens up and you may book travel any time after the expo hall closes. We will cover the night of lodging before the expo hall opens through to the night it closes. Any additional nights will need to be coverd by the individual.
Event staffing list will close 3 weeks before commencement of the event.
To request SA staffing, open an issue in the Customer Success project - SA Service Desk subproject - using the Event Participation Request template. The same should be done for Support team staffing. Open an issue in the support project requesting assistance.
If you are not officially involved in the event as part of the sponsorship, we would still like to know you will be attending so we can include you in any activities we have going on. Please comment in the slack channel letting us know your plans to attend after obtaining approval from your manager or comment in the epic for the event.
Corporate Event Execution Process
Start issue for potential event using "Corporate Event" template. Complete as much info as you have.
Event/ Suggestion evaluated on criteria above (this can take up to two weeks or more depending on scope of opportunity).
If event approved for execution, DRI for event will start finance issue for contract review and signature. a. Use contract template in Finance project. Follow instructions in template. Be sure to include:
ROI caluclation for said event in the final cost section
Link to the Meta issue for reference
Don't forget to put counter signed contract in ContractWorks
To be done by DRI once contract signed
As soon as contract has been signed, DRI needs to change the status of the issue tag from "status: plan" to "status: WIP". This let's the designated event MPM know to begin their back end exicution. He/ She will add a check list of issues to be created and info they need to create said issues and process. They will also create the Epic and associate everything existing to epic.
Complete MPM check list. Questions include
Landing page needed
Preevent email being sent?
Do we have speakers
Will Allianecs be involved?
Will we be hosting a Happy Hour, Party or Dinner?
Will we get leads
Campaigns to be created…
DRI to Start Event planning issue, using "Corporate Event Planner Issue" template for tracking prgress towards execution.
Add Event to Events Cal and Events Page (see instructions below)
Start checking off planner template. Some things to note as you go through process in template:
Once you select staffing, start a slack channel and invite those folks as well as anyone from FM or alliance that needs to be involved. Do not link anythign but the epic in the slack channel as it will be deleted after 90 days.
Share the planning sheet in the slack channel for people to fill out their contact and tracel info. Instruct everyone to book travel and lodging ASAP and add to planning sheet.
The planning sheet is used for everything from Travel, meeting setting, booth duty, speakers list, networking events, PR…
Once the Epic created… (the Epic is the main hub for all event info. ALL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENT MUST BE LINKED TO THE EPIC!)
Link to Meta Issue
Add the planning sheet
Link to landing page
Booth Number (shoudl be in epic name)
Any other highlevel info that will be relevant to everyone attending.
If the event needs a speaker, start an issue with the speaker request issue template and tag tech evangelism/ Priyanka.
Landing Pages for Events
Corporate events uses landing pages built from the GitLab events page. The MPM will create an issue for content to be provided on that page (work woth Alliances/ PMM on copy) and it will need to be decided in collaboration with FM if we want a form on the landing page. (more info on this can be found in the MPM handbook)
Event kick off call (include all people involved in planning), around 2 months out from event.
Final event check in meeting (include everyone attending, anyone from Alliances involved, PMM who created demos to review them with team)
Event post mortem (with all planners/ stakeholders)
Lead Upload slot (Find an hour (need more time for event with 3+ event lead list uploads) time slot on ops person's cal who will be handing event lead upload. Recommended this be done around 48 business hours after event close. This will ensure they have time, they are given a heads up and they can get it done in a timely manner.)
Landing page copy
3-4 weeks out email invite copy
1-2 weeks out post event copy
Start issue using the social request template for genral social awareness posts and any social ads that need to go out.
You will need to provide images and copy for any social ads and framework for content on all other social posts, as well as a general launch cadence. Ping EVH in issue with any questions.
Issue needed for booth design (in corporate marketing project). Tag Luke and provide design specs as well as due date. Give him as much notice as possible.
For the latest approved booth design/ messaging ping firstname.lastname@example.org. For any content or major layout changes start an issue in corporate marketing and tag PMM and Luke/ Design.
Most corporate events will have an onsite meeting setting initiative tied to the event goals.
The FM for the region the event is DRI for the ancillary field activities, like meeting setting and customer dinners.
We are responsible for booking the meeting space and they help work with sales to fill the time slots.
Work with the regional FM lead and the designated event MPM to decide on best plan of attack for meeting setting.
If any execs are on site, all meetings with them should be cordinated through designated EA lead for that event.
We track meetings on the master event spreadsheet. This sheet will be locked 24 hours before event starts- people will only be able to make comments. If you need to request a change ont his doc take the FM lead.
All one site meetings must have a meeting prep doc, which can be found in the planning sheet. Note, we share these prep docs witht he client.
All leads gathered through meeting setting initiatives must be tracked in their own campaign.
We generally like to provide a small gift (unedr $50) for anyone who takes a meeting with us.
In an effort to publicly share where people can find GitLab at events in person throughout the world, we have created about.gitlab.com/events. This page is to be updated by the person responsible for the event. To update the page, you will need to contribute to the event master.yml. If you need more information about our exact involment in an specific event please visit the marketing project in gitlab.com and search the name of the event for any realted issues. The "Meta" issue should include the most thorough and high level details about each event we are participating in. Place your event in the order in which it is happening. The list runs from soonest to furthest in the future. Save event images and headers here: Save images for featured events here
Details to be included (all of which are mandatory in order for your MR to pass the build):
Topic - Name of the event you would like to add
Type - Please choose one of the following: Diversity, Conference, MeetUp, Speaking Engagement, Webinar, Community Event or GitLab Connect. Events cannot have more than one type. If more than one apply, choose the best. If you feel your event doesn’t fit in the below category, do not just manually add a type. Please reach out to email@example.com to suggest a new type of event.
Date - Start date of event
Date ends - Day event ends
Description - Brief overview about event (can be taken from event homepage).
Location - city, state,provinces, districts, counties (etc depending on country), country where event will take place
Region - NORAM, LATAM, EMEA, APAC, or Online
Social tags - hashtag for event shared by event host
Event URL - homepage for event
- topic: The Best DevOps Conference Ever
date: January 1, 2050
date_ends: January 3, 2050 # Month DD, YYYY
The Best DevOps Conference Ever brings together the best minds in the DevOps land. The conference consists of 3 full days of DevOps magic, literally magic. Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in fire talks and moderated sessions. This is one you won’t want to miss.
location: Neverland, NVR
For corporate tradeshows we will want to create an event specific page that links from the about.gitlab.com/events page. The purpose of this page is to let people know additional details about GitLab’s presence at the event, how to get in touch with us at the event, and conference sessions we are speaking in (if applicable).
For smaller Field Marketing shows we use Marketo landing pages vs. the events yml. By doing this, the MPMs own the creation of these pages and they are the only ones who will have edit access to these pages.
When to specifically use a Marketo landing page vs. the events yml:
This is an event owned by Field Marketing
The event cost the company less than $10,000 (or your country's equivalent)
We will be driving traffic to the marketo landing page for less than 1.5 months.
Giving the following data will give this event it's own dedicated page on about.gitlab.com, must provide a unique url.
If it is text, it needs to be wrapped in "double quotes". This is so you can use characters like : and ' without breaking anything.
header_description: "Drop by our booth or schedule a time, we'd love to chat!"
title: "Schedule time to chat"
description: "Learn more about how GitLab can simplify toolchain complexity and speeds up cycle times."
- title: "How to can get started with GitLab and AWS"
- text: "Simple Deployment to Amazon EKS"
- text: "GitLab + Amazon Web Services"
- text: "Top Five Cloud Trends"
- text: "How Jaguar Land Rover embraced CI to speed up their software lifecycle"
- title: "Let's Meet!"
body: "Join us for a live demo on getting started with Auto DevOps on Nov 28th at 1pm to learn how Auto DevOps simplifies your deployment pipeline to accelerate delivery by 200%, improves responsiveness, and closes the feedback gap between you and your users."
- name: "Josh Lambert"
title: "Senior Product Manger, Monitor"
date: "Tuesday, Nov 28"
time: "1:00pm PT"
location: "Booth 2608 at the expo floor in the Venitian"
topic: "GitLab CI 101"
description: "In this talk, we will review how simple it is to get started with GitLab's built in CI tool."
- name: "Reb"
title: "Solutions Architect"
date: "Tuesday, Nov 27"
time: "2:00pm PT"
location: "Booth 2608"
Giving the following data will give this event it's own dedicated page on about.gitlab.com, must provide a unique url. If it is text, it needs to be wrapped in "double quotes". This is so you can use characters like : and ' without breaking anything.
Also handled by Corporate Events Team.
We aim to have our swag delight and/ or be useful. We want swag that is versatile, easy to store, and transport. As a remote company with employees in over 40 countries, our swag often has to go on miraculous journeys. With this in mind we try to ship things that are durable, light, and that will be unlikely to get stuck in customs.
We aim to make small batch, limited edition and themed swag for the community to collect. Larger corporate events will have custom tanuki stickers in small runs, only available at their specific event. We also produce one regional specific sticker design per quarter.
We aim to do swag in a way that doesn't take a lot of time to execute => self serve => web shop
Community/ External Swag Requests:
If you would like to get some GitLab swag for your team or event, email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org (managed by community advocacy team). In your request please include the expected number of guests, the best shipping address, and phone number along with what kind of swag you are hoping for. The swag we have available can be found on our online store. Note: We recommend you request swag at least 4 weeks out from the event date or we may not be able to accommodate your request.
Internal GitLab Swag Ordering:
Event Swag (for FM and community): To request GitLab swag for an event you are attending see instructions below.
The event in questions must be 3 or more weeks away for all swag and material requests. Rush shipping is not an option.
NORAM Field marketing and Community Relations should email our contct at Nadel for event swag shipments. Let them know what you want, when and where you need it. They will send your parcel with a return shipping label to get any remaining items shipped back to their warehouse. We have a list of approved items with Nadel you can order from. Any new items must be approved by brand team for brand consistency- Nadel will email all final designs to brand team for approval.
Not in Field marketing or Community? You can place small event swag orders by emailing email@example.com. Include the date needed, shipping address and items/ volume desired. The request will be approved on the back end by the community team. All requests must be made 3+ weeks out. You can expect a response within 5 business days.
Paper/ Print Collateral: In order to be efficient, we do not make custom print assets for events. The GitLab one-page datasheet and the GitLab Capabilities Statement are the only print assets that we should use for events. For printed materials (one pager, cheat sheets) please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our paper products are produced by Moo.com.
We have an event kit with a banner and table cloth. Contact email@example.com if you would like to borrow this setup. You will be shipped this set along with a return label.
For larger swag orders (stickers in a quantity of 100 or greater), do not go through the swag store but rather use our Stickermule account or ping firstname.lastname@example.org. Include address, date needed and order quantity in request.
If you have any issues with your order please email email@example.com with your concerns.
GitLab team-member Swag- if you would like to order something from the GitLab swag shop we have a discount code you can use for 30% off (found in the channel description). Please see the swag slack channel to get code to be used in the store at checkout.
We have specific shirts available for customer meetings. If you feel you need one of these shirts please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Swag to Warehouse
If you have items that need to be returned to the warehouse please contact email@example.com or find the FexEx account number in 1password to create a return label. Returns are only recommended if you have a very large number of items (50+) or a booth setup (banner, tablecloth, backdrop) that need to be returned.
Swag for customer/ prospects
ATM a limited test group of SDR's have sendoso accounts and the ability to send physical swag, handwritten notes, and coffee giftcards. We are working to get more accounts rolled out ASAP.
Anyonw with our access to a swag send account requesting swag for customers, prospects, candidates, partners… please add swag requests to swag channel in slack and someone on swag team will reply within 24-48 business hours with discount code for our shopify store. The standard amount we offer is $25 but we can offer any amount; please specify if you want an amount other than $25.
See issue for vendors we use and what we order from them.
Please direct swag vendor suggestions to the Swag slack channel.
New and Replenishment Swag Orders
Corporate handles the creating and ordering of all new swag. All swag designs should be run past design (Luke) for approval before going to production.
If you need swag for an upcoming event complete the swag selection of the event template and corporate will be in touch on issue to complete request. Note: at least 6 weeks to produce anything new and 2-3 weeks to reorder current designs.
Triggers are setup in Sendoso to remind our account admins when ballances and swag inventory is low. No need to ping anyone if you see inventory is low.
Reordering of inventory for internal swag requests is done by corporate team. See section above on swag providers we use for items not peroduced by Sendoso.
Suggesting new items or designs
You can suggest new designs in the swag slack channel or more formally in an issue in the swag project.