Past Meetup

WE'RE BACK - Thu Oct 27 at BlueMetal in H₂O Town

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After a longer-than-expected summer break (due to challenges with meeting space), we are back.

This month we turn 7 years old, so there's no way we can't have a meeting. But since we can't use NERD at this time, we will be meeting in WATERTOWN. The nice folks at BlueMetal Architects have offered their space. (Thank you Jim ( and Bob (

If you are driving to BlueMetal, use 24 Pleasant Street as the address for your GPS, the building is adjacent to the Watertown Square bus stop; however, entrance to the parking lot is on Pleasant Street, which is one-way at that point. There is free parking, and several MBTA bus routes are within a block or less (70, 71, etc.).


• 6:00 - 6:30 -- gather, grab food, socialize - and there might even be a birthday cake (since Boston Azure turns 7 years old)

• 6:30 - 7:00 -- opening talk by Bill Wilder ( on the Dyn outage Friday - The darker side of IoT (with an Azure tie-in)

• 7:00 - 8:15 -- featured talk (see below for more details) by Jim O'Neil ( Anatomy of an Azure IoT Solution

• 8:15 - 8:30 -- Q&A, wrap-up, whatnot, then head home


Anatomy of an Azure IoT Solution

Weka Health System's Vaccine Smart Refrigerator is an IoT device designed for health clinics to control the dispensing and storage of vaccines. We'll look under the hood of this real-life Azure IoT solution and discuss the various components and challenges of building such a solution. We'll look at the Azure services in the pipeline, the hardware involved, and how you can leverage Microsoft's IoT Suite to get started.

Jim O'Neil - @jimoneil (

Jim is a Senior Architect with BlueMetal Architects, Microsoft's IoT Global Partner of the Year, where he's most recently been working on IoT solutions from backend services to front-end visualizations. Formerly a Microsoft Evangelist in the Northeast, he's been working with Microsoft Azure since it was announced and with Microsoft and open source technologies for just a tad longer than that.