Wellington Perera

DX Lead, Southeast Asia New Markets

Microsoft

Wellington (Wela) started his career as a trainer in Microsoft tools and technologies in 1998. In year 2000 he started his journey as a software developer and he co-founded e-Com Associates Inc in 2002, a company specializing in providing web solutions to European clients. In 2005 he founded his second tech startup – inZeek – to focus on enterprise productivity applications. His passion for new technologies and eagerness to share knowledge motivated him to co-found the Sri Lanka .NET Forum, Sri Lanka IT Forum and several other similar initiatives to connect with likeminded industry professionals to share knowledge and grow the ecosystem. As an appreciation for the contributions made to the technical communities in Sri Lanka he was awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award (MVP) by Microsoft Corporation, USA in 2005 and 2006. He joined Microsoft Sri Lanka in 2006 and currently works as the Lead for Developer Experience and Evangelism for Southeast Asia New Markets.

For many years Wela has been a technical presenter in various Microsoft technologies and have delivered numerous tech talks to students, customers, partners and pro developers. Overall he is responsible for Technical Evangelism activities across Southeast Asia New Markets region. He also plays a voluntary role as the Vice President of the Software Chapter of the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) – the apex body for the ICT industry in the country.

He spends his free time with family (wife and two kids) and these days trying hard to teach the elder one a bit of programming. He enjoys driving, watching movies and Si-Fi TV shows.