What does it take to be a member?
Optimizely MVPs are individuals who bring their experience in technology and business forward in the spirit of an open exchange of knowledge and creativity. They willingly use the knowledge gained through their successes and failures to accelerate the success of others.
If you feel you should be a part of this exclusive group, here are some details on what it takes to join. You can check out our current members.
To be inclusive of everyone's specialty when using Optimizely products, we've divided the group into two main categories, each including but not limited to a few different roles. When applying to become an OMVP, please choose the category which best suits your role and expertise.
The following areas will be reviewed to determine if the candidate meets the minimum requirements for the nomination and application process. The minimum requirements are based on the number of contributions in the five areas listed below and the validity and quality of these activities:
Our community members are very active in the forum space and Slack channels. Everyone is always helping each other when they have a question.
We value the quality of the answers and the help that our community provides to each other. This is one of the basic contributions we expect from our OMVPs.
We have a lot of bloggers in our community, and their blogs are always very insightful and useful to the community.
Blogging, of course, is just one of the many formats we count as a publication when sharing content. You can also share your knowledge in the form of podcasts, how-to guides, videos, and more.
We have many events (both in-person and virtual) and we are always looking for speakers.
As long as the topics you are presenting on are about Optimizely products, a non-Optimizely affiliated event can still count towards this category (proof of presentation will be required).
We have official programs that are offered to help educate people on using Optimizely products as well as programs that are for subject matter experts to help with preparing those materials.
You can help enhance the Optimizely community by getting involved with the Masterclasses program and the Subject Matter Experts program.
There could be other ways of contributing to the community that we did not cover in the areas listed above. We will take special considerations for these forms of contributions on a case-by-case basis.
Some examples of these are (not limited to):
The ranking system is designed to recognize the contributions of our OMVPs and acknowledge those who are leading the community.
We understand that individuals will have different levels of engagement. We want to help distinguish those who show an exemplary level of contributions to the community. Below, you will see the three different tiers within the OMVP program used to recognize these levels of effort.
Your contribution level in the community is at the level expected to become an OMVP. We look forward to seeing more contributions from you in the future.
Your contribution level in the community is beyond expected. We look forward to seeing how you can grow to become one of the leaders in the OMVP program.
Your contribution level in the community is outstanding. You are an elite and we look forward to seeing how you continue to lead the community.
The application and nomination forms are open year-round and will be reviewed twice a year. The first cut-off is January 31st and the second is July 31st. If you miss a deadline, don't worry, your submission will be reviewed during the following review period.
Are you contributing to the community? Are you sharing content and info about Optimizely? Then you might already be ready to be an OMVP!
Apply for a Technology OMVP now
Know someone who should be recognized as an OMVP? We are always accepting nominations for future MVPs. If you have someone in mind, fill out a nomination form.