Matthew Root

Matthew is the Engineering Manager for Optimizely’s Frontend Infrastructure team which is focused on providing a scalable foundation for building user interfaces across all Optimizely products. Prior to joining Optimizely, Matthew spent five years at Opower helping to drive energy efficiency using behavioral science. He takes lunch very seriously.

Blog Posts by Matthew Root

November 04, 2019

I/Own It 2019 Recipients

For the fourth year in a row, Optimizely, in partnership with Hack Reactor @ Galvanize, is running the I/Own It program to help women and underrepresented minorities jumpstart their career as software engineers. In a previous post I outlined the impact this program has and why we continue to offer it. I’m very excited to
August 16, 2019

I/Own It: Creating opportunity for those underrepresented in tech

In 2015, Jenny Lin, a former Optimizely Engineering Manager, had a novel idea about how to help more women break into tech. The idea was I/Own It, a comprehensive program that would develop entry-level skills, via a software engineering bootcamp, and offer professional experience, through a three-month internship. Four years later, Optimizely, in partnership with