Optimizely Dev Happy Hour North America

In order to support and grow our partner ecosystem, we host a monthly online technical meetup for Optimizely Partners - 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)

Next Happy Hour: Friday, August 27, 2021 - We will take a 2 month hiatus due to the summer holidays.  Happy Summer!

Note: We are also hosting an Optimizely Developer Happy Hour especially target towards our developers and partners in EMEA, see the dedicated EMEA 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 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