Sander Molenkamp

Sander Molenkamp

Principal Cloud Architect @ Info Support & Microsoft Azure MVP

Sander Molenkamp is principal cloud architect and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 20 years of professional experience. He works for Info Support ( designing and developing customer solutions using cloud native architectures. Sander is passionate about community and is co-organizer of the Dutch Azure Meetup and a host on the dotnetFlix podcast (

Sander Molenkamp

Principal Cloud Architect @ Info Support & Microsoft Azure MVP

Sander Molenkamp is Principal Cloud Architect en Microsoft Azure MVP met meer dan 20 jaar professionele ervaring. Hij werkt voor Info Support ( waar hij klanten helpt met het ontwerpen en ontwikkelen van oplossingen gebaseerd op Microsoft technologie. Sander heeft een passie voor cloud native architecturen en is co-organisator van de Dutch Azure Meetup en een host van de dotnetFlix podcast (

Current sessions

Star Tours: Event Sourcing at Cosmic Scale

Set in the Star Wars universe, Star Tours is a Disney theme park attraction that takes passengers on a turbulent trip across the galaxy. You might have ridden it, but have you ever stopped and thought about the complexity of running such an interplanetary travelling agency?

Event Sourcing can help us tackle this complexity by storing state as a series of events that include the ‘why’ and ‘when’ of the specific event. Cosmos DB, the multi-model globally distributed database service on Azure is a great fit for storing these events.

In this demo-heavy session I'll show you how to build an event store on Cosmos DB starting from scratch. Topics include bulk operations using stored procedures, partitioning strategies, and how to create projections using the Cosmos DB Change Feed. After this session, you’ll be ready to start your own galactic travelling agency!

Create real-time web apps on Azure

The new Azure Web PubSub Service is a fully managed service for creating real-time web apps. Servers and clients communicate using the standard WebSockets protocol, and the service can scale to millions of connections.
If this all sounds familiair to you, that's because Azure already provided a real-time web apps service called Azure SignalR service. In this session, we'll look at the differences and similarities of these offerings. I'll explain when to use which service and show various demos.

Let's go on a Blazor adventure!

Blazor is a free and open-source web framework that enables developers to create web apps using C# and HTML. Being a .NET developer as well as a big fan of classic point-and-click adventure games, I’ve ported my Game-a-Tron 4000 adventure game engine to Blazor.

In this session I’ll show you the resulting game and how it was implemented using Blazor. We’ll dive deep into Blazor Components and JavaScript interoperability, all while you can feel nostalgic for the good old days when games came on floppy disks and graphics were pixelated!

Dapr workshop: build microservice applications the easy way

Dapr is an open source, event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices. It provides powerful building blocks to make it easy for developers to build resilient microservice applications using a variety of languages and frameworks.

In this session you will get an introduction of Dapr and the Dapr building blocks. After that, you will learn how to apply Dapr yourself in a sample application during the hands-on part of the workshop.

The workshop features step-by-step instructions so you can work on this at your own pace. During the workshop you will get hands-on experience with the following Dapr building blocks: service invocation, state management, pub/sub, bindings and secret management.

What's new in Dapr

Dapr provides a set of powerful building blocks to make our developer lives easier when building distributed applications. With features like service location, state management and pub/sub, Dapr solves common distributed system problems so you can focus on implementing business logic.

In this session we'll go beyond the basics and deep dive into advanced topics such as securing your Dapr apps for production, integration with other Azure services and extending Dapr by building your own components!

eShopOnDapr: a serverless microservice application on Azure

Join me in this session to take a lap around eShopOnDapr, a Dapr-enabled version of the classic eShopOnContainers .NET reference application that runs on Azure Container Apps.

You’ll learn how Dapr is used in the application to solve common distributed systems problems such as service location, state management and pub/sub. After that I’ll deploy the application to Azure and run it using Azure Container Apps, a new Azure service for running serverless containers. You'll learn about the various features of Azure Container Apps and see how it integrates seamlessly with Dapr.

Past and future events

Azure Lowlands 2022

30 Jun 2022
Utrecht, Netherlands


28 May 2022
Hilversum, North Holland, Netherlands

DevSum 2022

18 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
Stockholm, Sweden

NDC Oslo 2021

29 Nov 2021 - 3 Dec 2021
Oslo, Norway

Azure Community Conference 2021

29 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021

Techorama 2021 Spring Edition

17 May 2021 - 19 May 2021
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium


11 Mar 2021

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021

NDC London 2021

25 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021
London, England, United Kingdom

Virtual Azure Community Day

3 Dec 2020


24 Nov 2020 - 26 Nov 2020

.NET Core Summer Event 2020

27 Jun 2020

NDC Oslo 2020

8 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
Oslo, Norway

Microsoft Ignite | The Tour

11 Mar 2020 - 12 Mar 2020
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

29 Feb 2020
Iaşi, Romania


25 Jan 2020
Veenendaal, Utrecht, Netherlands

Techorama Netherlands 2019

1 Oct 2019 - 2 Oct 2019
Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands


6 Jun 2019


21 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

Azure Saturday Berlin

9 Feb 2019
Berlin, Germany

Update Conference Prague 2018

22 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Prague, Hlavní město Praha, Czechia