Optimizely Dev Happy Hour North America

Join us Friday October 28th for our Happy Hour Halloween Costume Contest in NA!

This month's Happy Hour is getting a little bit spooky with our very first Halloween Costume Contest! Winners will receive an Amazon Gift Card! Invite everyone: strategists and technologists! We want to have a drink with you and celebrate Halloween as we learn from Optimizely's top innovators and developers.

What is Happy Hour? In order to support and grow our partner ecosystem, we host a 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 monthly with some high level topics that will be covered.

This initiative started out 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 back permanently, on a monthly basis. Thank you to everyone that continues to join and we look forward to many great sessions! Don't forget to download Kahoot app on your device! 

Below are the details.

When: The last Friday of every month from 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern (21.30-23.00 CET)

RSVP Now for the next NA Happy Hour by downloading the calendar invite below! 

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

Where: Zoom

Calendar Invite: Monthly Dev Happy Hour.ics

Meeting ID: 339 300 533

Password: 019432

Sessions

Session Agenda Follow-Ups/Recap

Friday October 28, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Guest Speaker: TBD
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • TBD

Friday August 26, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Guest Speaker: Jeffery Cheal of Optimizely
  • Guest Speaker: John Peebles of Chartis
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Jeffery Cheal
  • John Peebles

 

Friday July 29, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Guest Speaker: Drew Null of Rightpoint
  • Guest Speaker: Lee Anderson of Optimizely
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Drew Null
  • Lee Anderson

 

Friday June 24, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Guest Speaker: Kenny Gutierrez of Century Communities!
  • Guest Speaker: Scott Reed of Niteco!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Kenny Gutierrez
  • Scott Reed

 

Friday April 29, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Guest Speaker: Mark Hall, Director of Innovation and Transformation
  • Guest Speaker: John Nguyen, Senior Software Engineer
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Mark Hall
  • John Nguyen
 

Friday March 25, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Meet the Dev Marketing Team at Optimizely!
  • Big Announcement!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Optimizely's Developer Marketing Team
    • Hannah St. Claire
    • Patrick Lam
    • Darcell East

 

Friday February 25, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Education Update!!!
  • Full Stack Demo!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Dr. Tammy Trierweiler
  • Josh Shaffer

 

Friday January 28, 2022

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Welcome Welcome (Learn all about our new acquisition)!!!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Shafquit Islam
  • Debra Barlow
  • Jocelyn Brusco

 

Friday December 3, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • "How Do You Start A Formula 1 Engine?".  A lesson in caching
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Éric St-Pierre - Yaksa

 

Friday October 29, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Content Recs in Custom View
  • Q&A
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Jorge Cárdenas - Verndale

 

Friday September 24, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Experimentation Strategy
  • .NET 5 Update
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Hazjier Pourkhalkhali - Optimizely

 

Friday August 27, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • B2B Commerce Cloud Integrations
  • Philosophy on ODP Connectors
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Alain Marsolais - Absolunet
  • Alexandra Matheny - Optimizely

 

Friday June 11, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Cool Share of the Month!
  • Load Testing Best Practices
  • .NET 5 (.NET Core) Sneak Peek!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Jason Murray - Optimizely

 

Friday April 30, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Cool Share of the Month!
  • ODP (previously Zaius) Dev Deep Dive!
  • Image Optimization
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Jorge Cárdenas - Verndale

 

Friday March 26, 2021

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Drew Null - Rightpoint
 

Friday February 26, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Cool Share of the Month!
  • Multi-site Management
  • Optimization as a Service
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Chris Sharp - Blue Bolt

Friday January 29, 2021

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Welcome Ben Schaeffer!
  • EMVP Program Updates!
  • How To Use Episerver Foundation As A Starting Point
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Deane Barker, Asa Schachar & Kody O'Connell - Optimizely
  • Santiago - Verndale

Friday December 4, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Optimizely Full Stack!
  • Integrating Optimizely into Epi
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Asa Schachar, Optimizely

Friday October 30, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Education Update - Preparing for the Episerver Developer Certification Exam
  • Epi B2B Commerce Spire (React/Redux overview)
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Bruce Gordon, Episerver
  • Cody Anhorn, Episerver
 

Friday September 25, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Announcements!
  • Epi CMS and B2B Commerce
  • Product Showcase: Data Collection R&D
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Alain Marsolais, Absolunet
  • Dustin Sier, Episerver

Friday August 28, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Dynamic Facets
  • React/SPA – Updates!
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guest of the Week:

  • Calin Lupas, ThinkMax

Friday July 31, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Content Recommendations & Intelligence – An Implementation
  • Foundation– Site Settings
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guest of the Week:

  • Kevin Schofield, Verndale

Friday June 26, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • HTML 5 Apps
  • .NET Core
  • Certification Tips
  • Kahoot!​

Special Guest of the Week:

  • James Stout, Episerver Solution Architect, discusses HTML 5 apps!

Friday May 29, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Dev Happy Hour Recap
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Friday May 22, 2020

Due to Memorial Day, the Dev Happy Hour will take a week off on Friday May 22.

Friday May 15, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Roadmap
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Justin Anovick - Chief Product Officer and Nate Barad - Director, Product Marketing.  This is your chance to ask questions and get to know our roadmap!

Friday May 8, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • DXP Improvements
  • Deployment API in Action!
  • Meet Mark Hall
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Mike Dillon
  • Eric Markson from Perficient
  • Find Eric Markson's presentation below (links to the GitHub repo are in the PPT)

Friday May 1, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Foundation React/SPA
  • Headless​
  • Meet Chris V
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Remko Jantzen
  • Deane Barker

Friday April 24, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • A word from our CEO
  • Expert Services share some hotfixes to improve performance!
  • Insite Commerce​
  • Open Discussion
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Alex Atzberger - Episerver CEO
  • Lance Farquhar & Jeff Fischer from Expert Services
  • Trevor Pope - Insite Commerce

Friday April 17, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Education Update
    • Free training/webinars
    • Dev subscriptions
    • Certification exams
    • Volume discounts
  • Content Recommendations & Diagnostics
  • Foundation MVC CMS
  • Open Discussion
  • Competition
    • Kahoot!​

Special Guests of the Week:

  • Steve Long from Education
  • Kevin Li - Content AI Guru

Friday April 10, 2020

  • Intro & Cheers!
  • Education Update
    • Free Online Learning
    • Areas of Focus
    • Guide to Certification
  • Episerver Quick CMS-only Version
  • Foundation Documentation
  • Open Discussion - Bring your ideas & questions!
  • Competition
    • A fun trivia game for bragging rights!  Download Kahoot on your mobile device prior to the Happy Hour.  The Game PIN will be provided during the Happy Hour!

Special Guest of the Week:

  • Episerver Education Staff!

Last updated: Apr 06, 2020