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Verify Engineering Update - December 16th, 2020

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December 16 · Issue #6 · View online
Verify Engineering Update
Hello friends!
Thanks for reading the final issue of the Verify Engineering Update for 2020.
As always, please share any feedback you have in the issue, or send it to me directly either on Slack, or to dfrey@gitlab.com.

Team
Swag Alert!
We’ve decided to use the holiday budget for this year to create Verify team hoodies. We’ve started a discussion about the logo design in this issue, so feel free to leave any feedback you might have.
If your are in Verify Engineering, UX, or Product, please fill out this form with your info and your hoodie will be shipped once they are printed.
Observability at GitLab
Grzegorz, Fabio, and Steve created a nice presentation showcasing some of our observability tools at GitLab. There is a ton of great information in the recording, so I encourage everyone to take a look.
GitLab Virtual Meetup
Some folks from the CI and Pipeline Authoring groups participated in a Virtual Meetup AMA session. Lots of great questions and engagement from the community.
Among Us
Some teams have started playing Among Us during their social calls. I hear that so far Matija and Sam are the stealthiest. It sounds like we might need a leaderboard?
Product
Code Quality Updates
The Testing group has been working to move the Code Quality logic to the backend to prepare for the new inline code coverage visualizations. Looking at the designs, I’m excited to see where this feature is headed.
Rubocop Anyone?
Interested in working with Rubocop? Grzegorz is looking for some help to create a Rubocop check to help ensure code is namespaced properly. If this sounds interesting you can get involved in this issue.
Process
Testing CI Templates
Some recent interesting discussions around testing CI/CD templates and best practices. It’s good to think about the fact that there are customers and users who want to test their CI templates programmatically as well. This particular customer looked to our templates for best practices in template construction, and programmatic testing of those templates.
Skip Level and Demo Schedule Updates
I’ll be updating some meeting schedules for next year so keep an eye out for new meeting invites or skip level meetings and our monthly Ops demos meetings.
Culture
Since we’re in the holiday season, it seems appropriate to talk about the mostly uncelebrated tradition of Festivus. Much like other holiday traditions, the celebration centers around a meal and decorations (in this case an aluminum pole), but includes less common ceremonies like the Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength. Festivus is celebrated on December 23rd, so mark your calendars!
Thank You!
I wanted to quickly say thank you to everyone for all the great work this year, and I hope you all have a great holiday break! See you next year!
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