back to article GitLab's 10-day certification freebie offer lasted only two because, surprise surprise, people really like freebies

GitLab says a surge in demand and a technical shortcoming resulted in the DevOps outfit yanking a free certification offer barely two days after turning on the tap. In a postmortem write-up this week, GitLab manager Christine Yoshida said the infrastructure of its glossy "learning experience ... eventually hit a system limit" …

  1. Claptrap314 Silver badge


    Black Swan Event...

  2. FlamingDeath Silver badge

    Free is good

    Its a shame they couldn’t serve everyone with this generous offering, fair play to them though for making it

  3. A Non e-mouse Silver badge

    Anyone got a Hoover...?

  4. Korev Silver badge

    They wouldn't have had these problems if they'd have move to the cloud...

    1. Claptrap314 Silver badge

      None at all. Just ask Niantic!

      In both cases, there was a major case of failure to properly capacity plan.

  5. Terry 6 Silver badge

    Plus ca change

    In and out of the tech industry the inability to foresee demand for a good offer seems endemic. As with the previous Hoover comment.

    I type this smugly, having just had my home insulated by the government Green Deal.

    Because I knew it'd go pear shaped as the system wouldn't be able to cope. So I did my research and arranged my quotes, got the installers online and put in my application within a few days of it opening. Before it all went wrong, (which it did), and was closed early by the government (which it was).

  6. s2bu

    GitLab certification?

    Seriously? What’s next, certification for successfully launching Chrome?

    1. Alumoi Silver badge

      Re: GitLab certification?

      I wouldn't mind that. Every time I try to launch Chrome the Firefox window pops up. I must be doing something wrong, I need reeducation.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: GitLab certification?

      Is there any demand for these chits?

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