Thomas La Piana is a Data Engineer at GitLab. GitLab is a single application forthe entire devops life-cycle. From CI/CD to security and monitoring, GitLab provides tools to cover everything. Previously, Thomas was a Data Engineer for OrderMyGear, a Dallas, TX based startup focused on revolutionizing the team sports apparel industry.Thomas graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors in Political Science. He wrote and presented two papers on Chinese politics beforedeciding that software is what he was truly passionate about.