Mark Allan

Information & Communications Technology

Azure Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform Azure Functions Azure CosmosDB Azure PaaS Azure App Service Azure Logic Apps

Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Real world Azure Static Web Apps

Static Web Apps brings serverless websites to Azure. They can be much cheaper, faster and more secure than standard sites, but to get the same functionality you do need to approach things a little differently than you may be used to.

In this session you'll learn about the features and advantages of Static Web Apps and find out how to get started. But you'll also get a practical demonstration from somebody who's built several such sites of how to migrate from the traditional ways of doing things to the new paradigm introduced to Azure by Static Web Apps.

Mark Allan

Azure MVP, Cloud App Modernisation Consultant

Mark is an Azure MVP based on the beautiful North Coast of Northern Ireland and has learnt his craft from 35 years of mistakes.

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 cloud-first services, using a functional, event-driven and reactive approach. He's also a big advocate of the DevOps mindset.

In the day job he helps businesses to build better software by making the most of the cloud. In his spare time he's a STEM Ambassador, CoderDojo mentor, Barefoot volunteer and organiser of the Northern Ireland Developer Conference.

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