Optimizely takes pride in its community and the amazing contributions our partners and customers make. The Optimizely Most Valuable Professionals (Optimizely MVP) program is our way of featuring and saying 'thank you' to our most active mentors who lead the way for all other community members by providing copious amounts of help, inspiration and knowledge in a manner that is open, courteous, and professional.
Members of the exclusive Optimizely MVP program have proven their ability to make a difference and to 'be the good you want to see' in the community, and we are happy to recognize them and support them in their efforts.
An OMVP (Optimizely Most Valuable Professional) is an individual who contributes their knowledge and expertise to the technical community here at Optimizely. They are recognized by their level of engagement, creativity, and interactions as mentors within the community. These professionals can be nominated by the community members, or they can apply to become an OMVP. Once nominated, the candidate will be ranked by their contribution levels and will hold the distinct title of OMVP for the term specified for ranking. Ranks/tiers can range from Silver to Platinum within the OMVP program.
Optimizely holds OMVPs in high regard and awards these contributors with exclusive benefits and opportunities internally and externally. As trusted technical professionals, OMVPs gain access to private product information and are trusted as experts in their respective fields. OMVPs can host events, be selected as speakers, and can obtain licenses to further their professional development.
"We have been working with Paul (De Metter) as an OMVP since last year. The in-depth knowledge of the products and years of experience within the B2B Commerce industry really helped us get the details right on key features and flows. His immense network and access to a worldwide group of Optimizely savvy people (OMVPs and Optimizely Staff) has helped us as a client."
- Gerben de Jong of Sonic Equipment
"We at Dale of Norway launched the Optimizely platform 6 months ago. And we have worked closely with Stefan (Olsen) since the launch. We were the first customer to go live on CMS 12 and Commerce 14, and we feel Stefan’s knowledge and skills are the main reason we have had minimal issues during the last 6 months. He responds to our tickets fast and works efficiently to solve our issues. Stefan has helped us several times with suggesting solutions and improvements to our site and is helpful when we want to develop new features to our site. "
- Christian Short, Ecommerce manager, Dale of Norway
Looking to learn more about the OMVP program? Click on each to explore features of the elite OMVP program:
Optimizely appreciates and awards benefits to our OMVP members for their contribution to the community.
"It’s been wonderful to work with our OMVP community over the years. The feedback and insight that they provide are invaluable as we build out the most modern, data-driven DXP on the market. Every day, the OMVPs work closely with our customers to push the boundaries of what is possible with the platform. They provide unique insights into the problems customers are trying to solve and create solutions that drive out-sized outcomes. When people ask me what it takes to become an Optimizely MVP I always talk about contribution. Contribution to the community with the guidance and knowledge they share in forums. The contribution they make in terms of insightful and pragmatic blog posts and the contributions they make to the wider Optimizely community at developer meetups and other events. It's through these contributions that our OMVPs support and grow the wider Optimizely community, strengthen our solutions, and ultimately make our customers more successful!"
- Joey Moore, Head of Partner Evangelism at Optimizely
"A real benefit of the program is the access to Optimizely staff, whether that is developers, product managers or even our CPO. OMVP’s opinions are really valued by Optimizely and we as we know our OMVPs are on the sharp end of building the best solutions out there. We love our OMVP’s and wouldn’t be the organization we are today without them!"
- David Knipe, VP, Solution Architect at Optimizely
Once an applicant applies, they can expect to be notified when their application has been received. Once the application period closes, the selection process begins. Optimizely chooses OMVPs based upon the application requirements and the OMVP will be notified of acceptance or denial of entry into the program, as well as their rank/tier. The process can take about a month to complete.
Application and nomination forms are open all year round. There will be 2 cutoff dates: Jan 31st and July 31st. If you have missed the cutoff for one, your application/nomination will automatically be counted towards the next cutoff date.
For questions answered (forum), please ensure you have a World account and logged in when answering questions.
For blogs, please ensure you are either posting through your World account, or if you are blogging on your personal site, connect to its rss in your account settings.
For other publications, please submit into the contribution tracker so we know where to look for them (YouTube channel, other websites, etc.)
For presentations, please submit details of the presentation.
For Optimizely program, please let us know which program you are involved with, and we will verify it with the program director.
For others, please submit the details into the contribution tracker.
We are always accepting nominations for future MVPs. If you have someone in mind, yourself included, fill out a form to get considered!
Last updated: Mar 24, 2022