Mark Allan

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform Azure Functions Azure CosmosDB Azure PaaS

Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Mark Allan

Azure MVP. Learnt from 35 years of mistakes.

Mark is an Azure MVP based on the beautiful North Coast of Northern Ireland. He's been a professional developer since the 1980s and freelance since 2000, working on a myriad of projects for everything from local startups and councils to multinational corporations and federal government departments. While something of a technology omnivore, particularly if it's new and shiny, he currently tends towards Xamarin and React front-ends sitting on top of scalable Azure services, using a functional and reactive approach. In his spare time he's a STEM Ambassador, CoderDojo mentor, Barefoot volunteer and organiser of the Northern Ireland Developer Conference.

Current sessions

Serverless websites on Azure

Throw away your MVC views and WordPress sites! Jamstack websites provide blazing performance, high security, trivial scaling and a better developer experience. Learn how to build the next generation of websites on GitHub and Azure.


Serverless on AKS

Azure Functions is cool, but it doesn't (yet) meet every use case. However, Microsoft have provided us with all the tools we need to run serverless and event-driven applications on Kubernetes. In this session we'll look at how you can get a similar experience to Azure Functions on AKS, and discuss the pros and cons of both approaches.


Past and future events

Global Online Azure Bootcamp - Ireland

26 Apr 2019
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour London

Session - "Hosting and Scaling Service-Based Applications on Azure"
27 Feb 2019
London, England, United Kingdom

DevConf LK 2019 (Letterkenny, Ireland

23 Feb 2019
Letterkenny, Ulster, Ireland