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Oct 07 - 09 | 2024 Utrecht Netherlands

Techorama Café February 2021 Powered by Info Support


On February 4th, we will host the next free Techorama Café as a virtual event. This Techorama Café is powered by our partner Info Support. Registration is free but required and can be done here.

Dapr: An event-driven, portable runtime for building microservices on cloud and edge

18:30-19:15: Postponing architectural choices and start developing first with Dapr
19:30-19:40: Break
19:40-20:30: Advanced Dapr


Session 1: Postponing architectural choices and start developing first with Dapr
When starting a new project, we tend to make a lot of architectural choices when it comes to components like (relational) databases, service busses, and deployment models like cloud and/or on premises. Most of the choices will be based on past experiences and upfront assumptions. But are they part of the right solution to your current challenge?
When you discover it is not the right fit, are you still able to change your code to use the better tool? Or is it now too expensive to change?

What if we could postpone our choices and just can start developing the right solution first, and pick the right dependencies when we know which those are, or maybe even keep it open until it is time to launch.

Dapr is a distributed application runtime which promises us we can postpone our decisions until we know what the right decision is. In this session we will discover how that is possible.

Session 2: Advanced Dapr
In this session we'll go beyond the basics and talk about advanced topics such as rate limiting, access control, and integration with frameworks such as Azure Functions and Logic Apps. We assume that attendees already have a basic understanding of what Dapr is.


Edwin van Wijk (Principal Solution Architect at Info Support & Microsoft MVP)
Edwin has been working in IT since 1999 and is currently working as Principal Software Architect and Microsoft Community Lead at Info Support in The Netherlands. He is a Microsoft MVP in the Developer Technologies category (since 2016). His primary areas of expertise are: building distributed systems, systems integration, (cloud-native) software architecture and patterns, software craftsmanship, .NET (Core) development, Azure and DevOps. Edwin likes to share his experience and knowledge about these subjects by publishing videos ( and speaking on conferences.

Michaël Hompus (Software Architect)
Michaël Hompus is a Software Architect at Info Support. As Software Architect he is part of several teams, realizing new and innovative solutions, preferable using the Microsoft Cloud. Michaël has many years of development experience with .NET, Microsoft Azure, Azure DevOps, Office 365 and Dynamics 365. His passion is to share knowledge, with colleagues, customers and peers.

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 (