Everyone can contribute! Let's learn together in a weekly cafe ☕

We love to break things, make mistakes, debug, analyse, fix problems together. Live and unfiltered on Youtube.

Community members and thought leaders regularly join and share their projects and ideas.

"Everyone Can Contribute" is inspired by GitLab's mission.



This is the #EveryoneCanContribute cafe handbook with insights, infrastructure documentation and more.




This website is built with Hugo and deployed with GitLab Pages. Blog posts and page updates happen as merge requests and are deployed with CI/CD pipelines.

everyonecancontribute.com is owned by dnsmichi, who also manages the DNS records and GitLab Pages challenge. everyonecancontribute.{dev,cafe,app} are available for future demos and experiments.

Blog posts

This is described in the project’s readme.

Cafe chats

Michael hosts the weekly coffee chats using his GitLab Zoom account as part of Developer Evangelism projects, and live streams the session to GitLab Unfiltered on YouTube (see menu header).

Common tasks during the session:

  • Monitor the livestream for comments
  • Create a Twitter thread from learned insights
  • Write the blog post, add the livestream URL

The Google Calendar is managed by dnsmichi, and embedded on the Events page.




Slide Template

You can use Google Slides Theme Template for weekly workshop presentations, or your own presentations touching base with our #EveryoneCanContribute cafe.

Instructions: Open the slide template and navigate to File > Make a Copy > Entire Presentation.



Note: We have tried Twitter DM groups, Telegram groups and Gitter channels before. Discord is the next iteration.

Server: https://discord.gg/qgQWhD6wWV


The everyonecancontribute server has the following roles:

  • admin for group founders
  • everyone for everyone else




GitLab Notifications

The Discord server has configured webhooks for GitLab groups following the documentation:

GitLab Project Channel Enabled
everyonecancontribute/general #cafe-updates Setting
everyonecancontribute/everyonecancontribute.gitlab.io #cafe-updates Setting
GitLab Group Channel Enabled
everyonecancontribute/keptn #keptn -
everyonecancontribute/kubernetes #kubernetes -
everyonecancontribute/5-min-prod-app #5-min-prod-app Setting

Date published: February 23, 2021