Montreal Developer Meetup

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“Lessons Learned, Process for Upgrading to .NET Core for a CMS/eCommerce Project” - Pierre Vignon & David Drouin-Prince

"Content-First Approach" - Éric St-Pierre

“Full Stack – A Closer Look at Feature Management and In-Code Experimentation ” - Chris Vafiadis

"Introduction to System Integration with Optimizely B2B Commerce" - Alain Marsolais

"Valtech Spire Accelerator" - François Forget


Pierre Vignon, Team Lead @ Yaksa. Pierre has nearly 16 years of experience in software engineering, having worked on a wide range of technologies from video games to mobile, back-end, and full-Stack web/eCommerce applications. His strong background, versatility, and passion for development make him an expert at delivering high-quality projects that use the best possible tools and technologies. Having worked on many Optimizely projects, he was responsible for the migration of the first Yaksa Optimizely project (CMS & Commerce) to .NET Core and overcame all the challenges of the process with his team.

David Drouin-Prince, Technical Lead @ Yaksa. Passionate about .NET & Web technologies for more than 10 years. he has worked on a wide variety of eCommerce sites and knows the complexity that comes with them. Always up for a challenge, he offered his hands to help migrate one Optimizely solution (CMS & Commerce) to .NET Core this year with his colleagues, learning more about the "gotchas" along the way.

Éric St-Pierre, Solution Architect @ Yaksa. Eric is an Optimizely evangelist passionate about Optimizely Commerce and CMS products. His architect and developer background has allowed him to gain knowledge of the platform that he is willing to share by spreading the word through his blog posts and public presentations.

Chris Vafiadis, Director, Solution Architecture @ Optimizely. Chris leads Optimizely’s Full Stack and Partner pre-sales teams in North America and brings over 25 years of industry experience to the table. Prior to joining Optimizely in 2019, Chris spent many years as a developer, implementation architect, and pre-sales engineer in both product and services organizations with a heavy focus on retail software and e-commerce. Not satisfied with technology alone, Chris has an equal passion for understanding customer pain points, and thrives on diving into problem areas and helping with creative solutions. Chris is a strong believer in solutions that entail technology and people and gets excited about demonstrating all of Optimizely’s capabilities.

Alain Marsolais, Optimizely Practice Director @ Valtech. With more than 20 years of experience as a software developer, solution architect, and Optimizely Practice Director, Alain oversees the technical work of Valtech's Optimizely development teams. Alain is a Gold Optimizely MVP, Platinum B2B Commerce Subject Matter Expert, and a Content Cloud and B2BCommerce-certified developer. Before joining Valtech 7 years ago, Alain worked as a software developer and team lead for 'Les pros de la photo' and 'Polymax Solutions'

François Forget, Solution Architect @ Valtech. With Valtech for more than 10 years, Francois is the lead solution architect for all frontend development made on the Spire Accelerator. He oversees frontend work for Optimizely development teams. Francois is also a B2BCommerce Certified Developer.



Thursday, Sep 15
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


Notman House
51 Sherbrooke Street West MontrealH2X 1X2