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GitLab: Remote and Open (2018-07-16 @ The New Digital School's Business Of Tech Week, Porto, Portugal)

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GitLab the product and the company. It’s a product that covers the entire software development lifecycle. And it’s a remote-only company that thrives in full transparency. We show how we manage to keep working seamlessly.

Event: The New Digital School's Business Of Tech Week (https://www.facebook.com/newdigitalschool/photos/a.1569783986649101.1073741828.1464010307226470/2066656423628519)
Date: July 16, 2018
Location: The New Digital School, Porto, Portugal

Thanks to André Luís and Job van der Voort

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GitLab: Remote and Open (2018-07-16 @ The New Digital School's Business Of Tech Week, Porto, Portugal)

  1. 1. 1 Remote and Open July 16, 2018 @ The New Digital School, Porto, Portugal @andr3 · @PedroMScom
  2. 2. 2 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Pedro Moreira da SilvaAndré Luís Senior UX DesignerSenior Frontend Engineer @andr3 @PedroMScom
  3. 3. 3 @andr3 · @PedroMScom What is GitLab?
  4. 4. 4 @andr3 · @PedroMScom We help the world build better software DEVELOPMENT DELIVERY One product that covers the entire software development lifecycle. @andr3 · @PedroMScom
  5. 5. 5 @andr3 · @PedroMScom GitLab is the most popular solution for enterprises 2014 GitLab was incorporated 2/3 of self-hosted market 47.5M In funding 1,300+ Enterprise customers 100,000+ organizations self-hosting GitLab 2,000+ contributors
  6. 6. 6 @andr3 · @PedroMScom What’s special? Key facts about GitLab Public handbookTransparent 2016 State of DevOps Report Open source Remote-only
  7. 7. 7 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Open source Started in 2011 by Dmitriy in Ukraine, without running water First commit in October 2011 Released every month on the 22nd since then gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/commit/0f43e98e…
  8. 8. 8 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Two flavors GitLab Community Edition (CE) GitLab Enterprise Edition (EE) CE: Free and open source; Best for Small Teams and Personal Projects EE: Paid and open core; Additional Security and Workflow Tools for Larger Groups
  9. 9. 9 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Everything happens in public repositories on GitLab.com Even our proprietary software is publicly readable Everyone can contribute, even customers! Our work is public
  10. 10. 10 @andr3 · @PedroMScom What else is open to the world?
  11. 11. 11 @andr3 · @PedroMScom What else is open to the world? How about…
  12. 12. 12 @andr3 · @PedroMScom What else is open to the world? How about… Everything.
  13. 13. 13 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Everything is open to the world ✅ Our design files: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-design ✅ Our UX research projects and findings: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/ux-research ✅ How we make product decisions: about.gitlab.com/handbook/product ✅ How our sales team works: about.gitlab.com/handbook/sales ✅ Video recordings of our weekly department updates: bit.ly/2NjLhx3 ✅ Livestreams of our monthly kickoffs and retrospectives: bit.ly/2LecyTW ✅ Our vacation policy: about.gitlab.com/handbook/paid-time-off ✅ Our stock option policies: about.gitlab.com/handbook/stock-options ✅ Our hiring policies: about.gitlab.com/handbook/hiring ✅ Our employment and contractor agreement templates: about.gitlab.com/handbook/contracts ✅ How much you can earn as a UX Designer: about.gitlab.com/job-families/engineering/ux-designer as a Frontend Engineer: about.gitlab.com/job-families/engineering/frontend-engineer
  14. 14. 14 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Yeah, this is all great but… how do you do all this?
  15. 15. 15 @andr3 · @PedroMScom The stereotype of a remote job: working in pajamas
  16. 16. 16 @andr3 · @PedroMScom 317 people today (+70 unpaid pets) 39 countries Zero offices Remote-only
  17. 17. 17 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Remote-only ● Everyone works from home or a coworking space ● We can hire the best people ● People should be able to work whenever and wherever they want or can ● You’re recognized by your contributions
  18. 18. 18 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Remote-only Rule #1 Work asynchronously
  19. 19. 19 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Remote-only Rule #1.1 Keep a single source of truth
  20. 20. 20 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Remote-only Rule #2 Set clear expectations, give independence and over communicate
  21. 21. 21 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Rule #3 Make opportunities to bond frequently Remote-only
  22. 22. 22 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Contributing to Open source projects
  23. 23. 23 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Contributing to Open source projects GitLab Pattern Library (Sketch) gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-design Open UX Issues https://goo.gl/W3QCa3 WordPress make.wordpress.org/design Gnome wiki.gnome.org/Design Diaspora diasporafoundation.org github.com/diaspora/diaspora/issues?q=label%3Aui
  24. 24. 24 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Contributing to Opensource projects W3C w3c.github.io/faq.html Mozilla whatcanidoformozilla.org Ubuntu blog.ubuntu.com/topics/design
  25. 25. 25 @andr3 · @PedroMScom Thank you @andr3 @PedroMScom We’re hiring worldwide: about.gitlab.com/jobs Big thanks to Job for inspiring a lot of the content in these slides (slideshare.net/jobvandervoort)

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