MediaOps - GitLab Commit VirtualGitLab and MediaOps Collaborate to Bring GitLab Commit as a Free Global Virtual Event Providing Everyone the Opportunity to Join DevOps Discussions and Network with Thought Leaders from Microsoft, Google, HubSpot and Forrester

BOCA RATON, Fla. —  MediaOps, the place for IT to tell its story in the most powerful way, announced it is collaborating with GitLab to help power the first-ever Virtual GitLab Commit Event. The 24-hour conference takes place Aug. 26, bringing together DevOps luminaries from around the globe for a free, interactive learning experience.

The GitLab Commit Virtual community event features eight different content tracks, with more than 80 speakers, including panels, demos and thought-leader presentations. Speakers will showcase the power of community and share DevOps best practices through strategy and technology discussions, lessons learned, behind-the-scenes looks at the development life cycle and more.

“GitLab Commit was created to be a home for DevOps learning and collaboration and tailored with the end user in mind,” said John Jeremiah, product marketing manager at GitLab. “At GitLab, we believe that anyone can contribute. This event will offer the opportunity for attendees around the world to participate and contribute, no matter what time zone they’re in.”

The virtual environment features auditoriums with more than eight different tracks, an expo hall lined with booths featuring interactive chats and downloadable resources, a virtual photo booth, speaker networking sessions via Zoom and behind the scenes interviews. It offers the best of a physical environment in a virtual context combined with the advantages and convenience that a virtual environment offers.

“Partnering with GitLab is exhilarating because of the enthusiasm of both the GitLab team and GitLab community at large,” said Alan Shimel, CEO of MediaOps. “That enthusiasm helps us to reach further and higher to ensure that GitLab Commit Virtual is the biggest, best virtual event we have produced to date. It really is a don’t-miss event for the DevOps World.”

The agenda for GitLab Commit Virtual features a mix of topics including technical sessions, live coding, deep-dives and case studies covering DevSecOps, containers, Kubernetes, CI/CD, open source, all-remote and more.

This year’s event features outstanding sessions from DevOps and 20+ industries, including:

  • “The Power of GitLab,” opening keynote by Sid Sibrandij, CEO GitLab. 
  • “DevOps Works! Why Hasn’t Security Kept Up?” a keynote session by Joni Klippert, StackHawk.
  • “DevSecOps in Government and Highly Regulated Industries,” a keynote session by Nicolas Chaillan, U.S. Air Force.
  • “Real World DevOps,” by Abel Wang, Microsoft.
  • “Why Your Organization Should Embrace the Community Model,” by Karl Cardenas, State Farm.
  • “Getting Fuzzy: Blurring the Lines of Traditional QA and Security Testing,” by David DeSantos and Sam Kerr, GitLab.
  • “State of the Market: Empowering Developers to Find and Fix Security Flaws,” by Amy DeMartine, Forrester.
  • “Leading DevOps Transformation with GitLab Data,” by Bobbi Wenzler and Nicole Schultz Northwestern Mutual.
  • “GitLab for Collaboration Beyond Code,” by Molly DeBlanc, GNOME Foundation.
  • “How the U.S. Army Cyber School Created ‘Courseware as Code’ with GitLab,” by Ben Allison, U.S. Army Cyber School.
  • “Measuring DevOps,” by Nathen Harvey and Dina Graves Portman, Google.
  • “How To Create an Equitable and Inclusive Culture That Transcends Physical Walls,” by Eimear Marrinan and Meaghan Williams, HubSpot.

In addition to the sessions, attendees can visit the virtual exhibit hall to interact with partner sponsors including Google Cloud, Oracle, Pulumi, VMWare Tanzu, Chef, Lightstep, RedHat and ServiceNow. The expo hall will be open throughout the event, giving attendees the opportunity to chat with the sponsors and download information at any time.

Registered attendees will also receive a link to access the virtual environment on-demand for up to 30 days after the live event. To see the full agenda and to register, please visit the GitLab Commit Virtual website.



GitLab is a DevOps platform built from the ground up as a single application for all stages of the DevOps lifecycle enabling Product, Development, QA, Security, and Operations teams to work concurrently on the same project. GitLab provides a single data store, one user interface, and one permission model across the DevOps life cycle. This allows teams to significantly reduce cycle times through more efficient collaboration and enhanced focus.

Built on Open Source, GitLab works alongside its growing community, which is composed of thousands of developers and millions of users, to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprises, including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, NASDAQ, Dish Network, and Comcast trust GitLab to deliver great software faster.

GitLab is the world’s largest all-remote company, with more than 1,300 team members in 68 countries and regions.


MediaOps, the place to tell your story in the most powerful way, is an omniversal media company covering IT industries and practices that are reshaping the world of technology, including DevOps, Cloud-Native, Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation. Through a convergence of new media distribution platforms, MediaOps delivers the experiential stories IT professionals need to gain fresh insights and learn new skills. For marketing partners, MediaOps delivers unparalleled access to inform and engage with a highly involved IT community for thought leadership, demand generation and specialized campaigns. MediaOps is not only the most trusted name in technology media, but the most loved as well.




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