GitLab likes to describe itself as one of the world’s largest all-remote companies — and as a thought leader on best practices for remote working. It’s a message delivered in multiple venues — and it’s proving to be especially relevant during a pandemic. For example, this week the company launched a new course on Coursera titled “How to Manage a Remote Team,” promising in-depth lessons from its own in-house experts.
He knew that that kind of collaborative tooling was going to come to computing.
He was impressed because there were 300 contributors at the time, a clean code base,” remembers O’Leary, “and it made a lot of sense to him — that something you collaborate with is something that you can contribute back to as an engineer.”