About Me

Michael Ogrinz (@mogrinz, Google+) is the author of “Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise”. He is also Principal Architect for global markets at one of the world’s largest financial institutions. A frequent industry speaker on Enterprise 2.0, he has been instrumental in enhancing the computing environment at his firm through his work on code reuse, usability, social networking, and mashups. He is also the founder of localendar.com, an online calendar resource for webmasters running local community sites.

If you read my bio in the book then you already know I am building a full-size replica of the B9 robot from the TV series Lost in Space. Why? Because it’s a lost easier than building a full-size Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet. Still you ask, “Why?” I also collect/restore vintage vector arcade games (Asteroids, Battlezone, Star Wars, etc) and pinball machines (Dr. Who, Twilight Zone, Star Trek Next Generation) and having a robot greet visitors to “Mike’s Arcade” seemed a nice touch.

Plus, I don’t have to work hard to convince people I have “nerd cred” anymore. If you want to learn more, I recommend a trip over to the B9 Robot Builder’s Club.

  • ScubaTribe
    ScubaTribe is a service focused on helping scuba diving businesses compile reviews & ratings on the dive industry. Diver reviews are by invitation only, so they are verified. The ScubaTribe API allows developers to programmatically invite customers to review their scuba service with an automatically generated code. With the API developers can set up feed […]
  • US Poverty Data
    The US Poverty Data can be used to determine where a group is located on the official poverty line in the United States. Developers can make a simple GET request to US Poverty Data using input variables such as income, social security, welfare, veterans, housing, energy, child support and more. The API will return poverty information that relates to the amou […]
  • 5 Day Weather
    The 5 Day Weather API accepts a city as a single parameter and returns a 5 day forecast. Specifically, the API will accept an HTTP request with a city name identifier and will return a JSON object that includes the requested city name, the temperature, the sky conditions, projected humidity, wind speed in MPH, and day names with associated calendar dates. Us […]
  • PlugChain
    PlugChain is a cryptocurrency multiplatform that developers may use to create new cryptocurrency applications. Their API is a blockchain platform as a service that supplies a raw set of methods for building new BitCoin themed apps. PlugChain is powered by CEX.IO, a BitCoin trade and mining platform. The PlugChain API will accept specific block hashes, addres […]
  • Atosho Retailer
    Atosho allows users to buy products directly from digital content in demand such as articles, reviews, and images. With Atosho Retailer API, developers could access content related to product orders using either a RESTful API or a Webhooks-based approach. This API is about e-commerce. The site offers code samples in XML, PHP, and C#. Additionally, the websit […]
  • Above.com
    Above.com is a Trellian company that allows users to monetize transactions, either by selling or buying web domains. The main value of this API is the possibility to integrate platforms with domain investment purposes. This API supports XML format and requires an API Key. In the website, developers can see resources such as API queries, authentication, secur […]
  • Mailee.me
    Mailee.me is an e-mail marketing service that offers monitoring of e-mail receivers. The company aims to provide consumer insights with the goal to create targeted marketing campaigns. Developers can integrate Mailee.me to any online application through a REST API that requires access key. The main benefit of this API about e-mail marketing is to keep contac […]
  • Atosho Channel Partner Search
    Atosho is an e-commerce company based in Copenhagen. Along with Retailer API, Atosho offers Channel Partner Search API that helps developers to create a correspondence between XML and JSON results of an API call. Date Updated: 2014-09-18 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories] […]
  • BitKonan
    BitKonan is a Croatian-based BitCoin and cryptocurrency trading platform that offers a flat trading rate of 0.29% per transaction. The BitKonan Public API allows access to market data including recent BitCoin prices, highest buy and sell orders, order book, and recent transactions. Using an API key, developers may access the private API to retrieve a user […]
  • Dandelion Wikisearch
    With this experimental API, users could find Wikipedia pages if they can't recall the exact title. Dandelion Wikisearch can be useful for developers who work with Internet data and who are interested to add this service in a particular website or application. The site displays the parameters of text and lang as required in addition to limit, offset, que […]