1.12 - Agility CMS



Alex Patterson


Last Updated: 3/23/2021

Joel Varty





CTO, President at Agility CMS

Joel is President & CTO at Agility CMS, a SaaS headless content management platform that combines flexible and fast Headless architecture with familiar and easy Authoring tools for editors.

Joel has over 20 years of experience in software development, product management and embraced cloud over a decade ago.

When it comes to cloud computing, development and software architecture, Joel is as good as they come. Beyond his knowledge, Joel’s diligence is enviable.

James Vidler





VP of Product at Agility CMS
James leads the product and operations pillar at Agility and is a cloud architect guru. James is responsible for making sure we deliver everything we promise to our customers and they are properly educated and supported.

James brings an extensive background in software development, cloud architecture as well as experience in managing teams, building cloud applications, infrastructures, and using cutting-edge technologies to build awesome web applications. James brings extensive knowledge in computer systems and information technology combined with the hands-on experience building online applications in a variety of industries that make him a trusted advisor to Agility’s international network of implementation partners.

Agility CMS


  • Agility is a Headless CMS correct?

  • How does this differ from WordPress?

  • Would you compare Agility CMS to Contentful, or something more like Sanity.io?

  • Is Agility CMS Open Source?

  • What is DXP vs CMS?

  • Do you host your own UI or is this taken care of by Agility?

  • Does a customer working with Agility CMS focus on content first?

  • Before something like design?

  • Before development?

  • How does Agility CMS fit into Jamstack?

  • Can you build both static and dynamic?

  • Does Agility work with Gatsby & Nextjs?

  • What about Eleventy?

  • How does Agility fit in with platforms like Vercel & Netlify

  • What about hosting in Azure or AWS?

  • Does Agility allow you to create content for apps?

  • Is the Agility Dashboard built in Vue.js?

  • Can you extend the Dashboard?

  • Is the CMS mainly written in .Net?

  • Editors often feel powerless, how does Agility CMS give this back?

  • Is this key for marketing?

  • Why would a developer want Agility CMS vs. using the entire database?

  • Any interesting workshops coming from Agility CMS?

  • Joel to talk about our workshop on Virtual events with Vercel / Next.js

Purrfect Picks

These are fun picks of the week. Maybe something you bought online, a great show you are currently watching, or that last book that you thought was amazing.

Joel Varty

  • Development: Just got an M1 Mac – DEVELOPMENT BEAST! – need a dock now…
  • Favourite TV show lately: For All Mankind.
  • Food: Home-made Ramen

Brittney Postma

Alex Patterson