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FILIPA LACERDA

Senior Frontend Engineer @ GitLab

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https://filipa.gitlab.io

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What is GitLab?

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DEVELOPMENT

DELIVERY

One product that covers the entire software development lifecycle

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BRIEF HISTORY

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2011: START OF GITLAB

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2012: GITLAB.COM

Sid comes in

2013: "I want to work on GitLab full time"

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Community Edition

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Enterprise Edition

2014: The official company

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2015: Y Combinator

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> 991 team members

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63 different countries

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> 16 timezones

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0 offices

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OPEN SOURCE OPEN CORE

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PUBLIC BY DEFAULT

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$2.75 BILLION VALUATION

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100% distributed team

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VALUES

about.gitlab.com/handbook/values

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RESULTS

about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#results

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OWN YOUR OWN SCHEDULE

measure results not hours

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♥️

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COLLABORATION

about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#collaboration

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ITERATION

about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#iteration

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BORING SOLUTIONS

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MINIMALLY VIABLE CHANGE

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MVP

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MVF

MVF

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MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

MVC

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22ND OF EACH MONTH

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TRANSPARENCY

about.gitlab.com/handbook/values/#transparency

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OPEN BY DEFAULT

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PRODUCT ROADMAP

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/product/​

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HANDBOOK

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/​

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HIRING POLICY

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/​hiring

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PAID TIME OFF POLICY

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/​paid-time-off

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SALARY CALCULATOR

https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/​people-operations/global-compensation/#compensation-calculator

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NOT EVERYTHING IS OPEN

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TRANSPARENCY IS ONLY A VALUE IF YOU DO IT WHEN IT IS HARD

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HUMANS ARE SOCIAL BEINGS

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EVERYTHING STARTS WITH AN ISSUE

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DISCUSS

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SCHEDULE

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👨‍💼

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👩‍💼

👨‍💼

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💥

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👨‍🎨👨‍💻👩‍💻

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🗓️

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master
feature

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🚀

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PRODUCTION

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CONVERSATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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1. SHORTER CYCLES

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BORING SOLUTIONS

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MINIMALLY VIABLE CHANGE

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AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!

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CONTINUOUS DEPLOYMENT

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GOOD TEST COVERAGE

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REVIEW APPS

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EASY TRACKABLE CHANGES

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ROLL-OUT AND ROLL-BACK

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FASTER FEEDBACK

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DEPLOY MORE WHERE IT HURTS

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2. WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN

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SINGLE SOURCE OF TRUTH

EMPOWER PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS

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WITHOUT NEED FOR CONSENSUS

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TRUST THAT YOU'LL KNOW BETTER ONCE SOMETHING IS RELEASED

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QA

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Thank you!

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