Optimizely Happy Hour EMEA

What is Happy Hour? In order to support and grow our partner ecosystem, we host a bi-monthly online technical meetup for Optimizely's technical community called the Optimizely Dev Happy Hour! The goal is to bring together the technical community, talk about Optimizely and anything else going on (non-Optimizely related) in order to share knowledge and get to know one another better. Nothing formal - just a relaxed environment and a place to ask questions, learn and share. This page will be updated regularly with some high level topics that will be covered.

This initiative started in North America as a temporary weekly series during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to generate a sense of community online. It was a great success and we decided to bring the series to EMEA. We look forward to many great sessions! Thank you to everyone that continues to join! Don't forget to download Kahoot app on your device! 

Below are the details.

Date: Friday October 27th, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM CET

Note: We are also hosting an Optimizely Developer Happy Hour especially targeting our developers and partners in NA and APJ, see the dedicated NA page and APJ page for details on schedule and agendas.

Where: https://Optimizely.zoom.us/j/96216197308

Calendar Invite: Monthly Invite.ics

Meeting ID: 962 1619 7308

Password: 573682


Session Agenda Follow-Ups/Recap

Friday, October 27, 2023


Friday, September 29, 2023

Break (Getting ready for Opticon!)

Friday, August 25, 2023

  • Anil Patel of Knight Frank, Azure AI Content Safety and CMS Integration
  • Bob Orchard of Optimizely, Publishing content to CMS from CMP


Friday, July 28, 2023

  • Johnny Mullaney of First Three Things, ODP & Conversational AI
  • Dave Campen of Optimizely, Optimizely Reporting (Beta)


Friday, June 30, 2023

  • Mark Everard of First Three Things, Liquid Templating in Optimizely CMS
  • Eric Markson of Verndale, Opti ID


Friday, May 26, 2023

  • Luc Gosso, AI Assistant addon for Optimizely CMS
  • Anil Patel of Knight Frank, Integrating ChatGPT in Optimizely CMS
  • Ali Hart of Optimizely, AI in the CMP: Create Better Content, Faster


Friday, April 28, 2023

  • Kyle Sharp of Optimizely, Beta programs for Optimizely Experimentation
  • Marshall Serlin of Optimizely, ODP Audience Targeting (Real-Time Segments) with Feature Experimentation


Friday, March 31, 2023

  • Fredrik Johansson of Optimizely, New Optimizely Academy 
  • Doug Yoder of Verndale, Optimizely Connect Platform & ODP Data Manipulation


Friday, February 24, 2023


  • Jonas Bergqvist of Optimizely, Headless application using Content Graph
  • Valdis Iljuconoks of Geta, Overview of less known Optimizely plugins


(Missed the first 10 minutes due to technical difficulty)

Friday, August 26, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Special Guest: Michiel Dorjee of Optimizely, Optimizely Experimentation products (Web vs Feature Experiment)
  • Special Guest: Ted Nyberg of ted&gustaf, Adaptive Images for CMS 12
  • Kahoot!​

Friday, June 24, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Special Guest: Ibrar Hussain of twentysix Digital
  • Special Guest: Mark Stott of twentysix Digital, Creating CMS Admin Plugins
  • Special Guest: Scott Reed of Niteco, Optimizely - The Big Picture
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Ibrar Hussain
  • Mark Stott
  • Scott Reed

Friday February 25, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Education Update!!!
  • Welcome to Welcome!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Dr. Tammy Trierweiler
  • Amit Raja

Friday May 28, 2021


  • Naz Ramezani and Gavin Masters of Optimizely, B2B Commerce Cloud

Friday February 26, 2021


  • Michiel Dorjee of Optimizely, Introduction to Optimizely Web Experimentation
  • Paul Gruffydd of Kin + Carta, Using webhooks with Episerver for fun and profit

Friday January 29, 2021


  • Adnan Zameer of Episerver, Overcoming Challenges During Episerver Development
  • Linus Ekström of Epinova, Automate content synchronization between your Episerver environments

Friday October 30, 2020


  • Bruce Gordon of Episerver, Tips and Tricks for taking an Episerver Certification Exam
  • Tomas Hensrud Gulla of Novacare, Azure, AI and Computer Vision