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Google-backed Objective Logistics Builds an Azure Framework

Join Matthew Grace, Founder & CTO of Objective Logistics for a look at Nimbus: a soon-to-be open sourced unit-testable object & page caching framework built by Matt and his company to support the responsive design & development of their product MUSE. MUSE is an entirely Azure-powered SaaS offering that lifts sales and improves guest experiences in restaurants and retail through motivation and gamification of staff performance.

Objective Logistics is a Google and Atlas Venture funded company. MUSE is a platform that measures, motivates, and mentors staff. It's Moneyball for shift-based labor: a ranking platform combined with a proprietary, automated scheduling service that rewards to performers with their choice of shifts and sections. Big-data meets game theory to drive improvement through competition and coaching.

In our opening talk, Bill Wilder will focus on a specific pattern for building loosely-coupled, scalable, distributed application in the cloud. Bill Wilder, Windows Azure MVP, and author of the O'Reilly book Cloud Architecture Patterns, will talk about how to implement the very common Queue-Centric Workflow pattern using the Windows Azure Service Bus, then get into a variation on that pattern where a more sophisticated mini-state machine might be needed.


  • 6:00-6:25 - Gather, have some pizza, grab a cold drink, socialize
  • 6:25-6:30 - Call to order, grab a seat
  • 6:30-7:00 - Bill Wilder's talk on Architecture Patterns with the Service Bus
  • 7:00-8:20 - Matt Grace's talk on the Nimbus open source framework
  • 8:20-8:30 - Giveaways, announcements
  • 8:30-?:00 - Grab a cold beverage nearby


Matt has been a programmer since the age of 13. After starting a marketing aggregation software company in his teens he attended the University of Massachusetts for computer science. He has built financial software for State Street Global Advisors, schedule optimization software for ClickSoftware, and most recently spent 4 years as a director of product management at Oracle. Matt likes building stuff (recently things of the culinary sort) and is interested in mathematics, machine learning, non-linear optimization, literature, and studying new languages.

Twitter: Matt = @mattastica and Objective Logistics = @OBJL.


Bill Wilder (Principal Consultant for Development Partners Software Corporation) is a hands-on developer, architect, consultant, trainer, speaker, writer, and community leader focused on helping companies and individuals succeed with the cloud using the Windows Azure Platform. Bill began working with Windows Azure when it was unveiled at the Microsoft PDC in 2008 and subsequently founded Boston Azure, the first/oldest Windows Azure user group in the world in October 2009. Bill is recognized by Microsoft as a Windows Azure MVP and an Azure Insider, and is the author of the book Cloud Architecture Patterns, published by O’Reilly in September 2012. Bill can be found blogging at and on Twitter at @codingoutloud. You can also check out the Boston Azure cloud user group at and @bostonazure. Got cloud questions? Feel free to reach out to Bill via


Matt re-scheduled from Feb/May 28, 2013.

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  • Bill W.

    Great talk by Matt and team explaining how they built Nimbus to standardize and accelerate their application development.

    September 16, 2013

  • Chris M.

    sorry I didn't make it this time. I had to work late on an elasticsearch faceting project. hope to hear nickel 30 second synopsis of this event from somebody after the Sept. meetup
    p.s. aren't we planning an October one yet? Maybe I should give a talk at some point.

    August 30, 2013

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