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Sussex Azure User Group - Serverless vs Containers

Wed 25 Sep 2019
The Skiff, Brighton

About the event


We aim for our meet ups to be casual, social and a great way to meet like minded individuals with a either a professional or general interest in Microsoft Azure.

This month we are excited to announce that we have Mark Allan (Microsoft Azure MVP) all the way from Northern Ireland to talk about "Serverless vs Containers".

Talk Info from Mark:

We all know that the future is containers and Kubernetes. But we also know that the future is serverless and hyperscale. Let's talk about how they both help us to live the microservices dream (and why we'd want to), their pros and cons, and how we can take what has been traditionally seen as something of a binary choice and turn it into the best of both worlds.

Mark's bio:

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 highly 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.

Anyone is welcome to talk, just turn sign up and drop us an email on with what you want to talk about and we'll add you to the list.

Timings as follows:

18:30 - 19:15 - Arrival and Refreshments

19:15 - 21:00 - "Serverless vs Containers" by Mark Allan (Microsft Azure MVP) - FYI: There will be several refreshments breaks throughout Mark's talk :)

21:00 - 22:00 - Networking and Close

Further details about our user group can be found at:

Or on Twitter @SussexAzure

See you there!

Jack & Ryan

About the hosts

The Sussex Azure User Group has been founded by Ryan Littlemore – Azure Infrastructure Specialist at Microsoft & Jack Tracey – Cloud Solutions Architect at CDW UK.The group is aimed at I.T professionals in Sussex to meet and discuss all things Microsoft Azure.Whether you are new to Azure or a Microsoft MVP, this group is aimed to bring people together to learn and network within the Sussex community.Each meet-up will have a guest speaker to share product demos, new features and real world experiences in an informal venue to socialize with other Azure users.