Containerizing SSIS for CI/CD on Azure & Ballerina, a Cloud Native Language

New York Kubernetes Meetup

Jan 31, 2019, 11:30 PM – Feb 1, 2019, 2:00 AM

In-person event

About this event

Hello NYC Kubernauts!

Let's kick-off our 2019 year of Meetups downtown. If you haven't already done so, please complete our short survey to inform content planning for the year.

For this initial edition, we'll be getting together at the Teach For America office to hear Liz Baron and Sreeja Pullagura tell us all about their work on containerizing SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services) for CI/CD on Azure is transforming how they can deliver value to their most important stakeholders, children in under-resourced public schools

Then, Nuwan Bandara and Nirmal Fernando will discuss a solution to the massively disaggregated approaches like microservices, serverless, and APIs which are becoming the norm. The apps we write increasingly depend upon these endpoints. Integration is the discipline of resilient communication between endpoints - It isn’t easy. Nuwan and Nirmal will introduce us to Ballerina - a compiled, type safe, concurrent programming language designed to make it simple to write microservices that integrate APIs.

Capacity is limited, so RSVP today. See you there!

One more thing - if you're a local group member working on some cool open source cloud native project, we'd love to have you present. Submit your talk here :


6:30 - Social
7:00 - 7:10 - Community Announcements
7:10 - 7:40 - Elizabeth Baron and Sreeja Pullagura, Teach for America
7:45 -8:15 - Nuwan Bandara & Nirmal Fernando, WSO2
8:15 - Social / Wrap-up


Elizabeth Baron leads the Data Platform team at Teach For America. She encourages and supports her team to learn new skills, especially those related to DevOps with the ultimate goal of CI/CD for both the database and SSIS. Outside of work she enjoys running and puzzles with her almost 5 yo.

Sreeja Pullagura has been working with Teach For America for 8 years now. She has been part of the DevOps team since its inception. Outside work, she likes to run and will be running the New York marathon this year. Cheer for her in November.

Nuwan Bandara is a solutions architect working closely with Fortune 1000 global enterprises on integration and messaging software projects. He is a Director at WSO2 and is leading solutions engineering teams in North America. Nuwan has worked on interesting projects in healthcare, government and financial industries in making systems integration simple. He is a programmer, a speaker and an author.

Nirmal Fernando is a Senior Lead Solutions Engineer at WSO2 who helps organizations solve their business problems using the WSO2 middleware stack. He has contributed, to the Ballerina programming language’s testing and documentation framework.


Teach for America has graciously volunteered to host the the meetup this month. Due to security requirements at their facility you will be asked for your first and last name when you RSVP. This information will be provided to building security prior to the event so they can verify you upon arrival. State or federal ID such as a driver's license, state ID, passport are all acceptable. IDNYC is also accepted.



January 31 – February 1, 2019
11:30 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Ariel Jatib


  • Karen Chu


    Head of Community

  • Scott Rigby

    Cloud Native Ambassador

  • Tony Marfil


    Solutions Architect at F5 / NGINX