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.

  • theThings.IO REST
    theThings.IO is a cloud service made for developers of IOT devices to store and query data. The service offers an easily deployable back-end component to things, a customizable front-end interface, and metrics for gauging performance. theThings.IO also offers diagnostics and interoperability between other ITO devices with privacy ensured. To store and share data programmatically in […]
  • W3C Web Audio
    Web Audio API is a high-level browser-based JavaScript web API made for processing and synthesizing audio within a web application. Supported by the W3C Audio Working Group, which is a part of the W3C WebApps Activity, it should be noted that the API is considered a work in process. The API can help enable audio […]
  • BreezoMeter
    The BreezoMeter API accepts a user's location and responds with advanced real time air quality data stored within their database. The API accepts a GET request with latitude and longitudes coordinates to respond with a rating on the air quality using a scale of 1-100. The response also includes color readings for a customizable interface […]
  • Teleco.IO
    Teleco.IO offers an API for telecommunications services to help manage their industry. The API allows asset management and reporting, enabling providers to search, order, and provision their telecom assets throughout an entire data lifecycle across multiple networks. Currently in a private beta, interested parties can request API access from the Teleco.IO website. Date Updated: 2014-12-19 […]
  • Inquiry
    Open311 allows developers to create third-party apps to report and view citizen neighborhood issues such as potholes to graffiti and more using a city's 311 reporting system. Now on version 1, the RESTful Inquiry API is the tool used to query the 311 database. HTTP GET calls can be sent to the API to list […]
  • migme
    migme is a social media service that offers chat, microblogging, and entertainment integrations to increase monetization through marketing and user onboarding. The RESTful migme API allows access to it's 9 million user base, enabling programmatic social media functionality, such as the acquisition of comprehensive user profile information, and the ability to invite friends, make a […]
  • Google Enterprise License Manager
    Located within the Admin SDK, the Google Enterprise License Manager API enables enterprise developers to programmatically manage their licenses. The API can be used to revoke a license, return a specific user's licensee by inputted product SKU, create and assign licenses, list all licenses associated with a specific product, and reassign SKUs with licenses. The […]
  • FT Headline
    Financial Times is a business intelligence service that extracts vital information critical to business news. The FT Headline API enables developers to create a newsfeed of relevant real time business news for integration into 3rd party websites or applications. These headlines can be ported into existing CRM, newsletters, and information portals. Date Updated: 2014-12-16 Tags: […]
  • Yes or No
    The simple Yes or No API is made for automating boolean decision making within mobile environments. API calls will return a "Yes", "No" or "Maybe." Returns include fun links to comical Gifs, such as Hugh Laurie or Client Eastwood nodding in approval, or Jim from the Office excitedly mouthing "Yes!", or an uncomfortably slow camera […]
  • Clearent
    Clearent is an integration tool for eCommerce, combining sites, shopping carts, mobile interfaces, payment processing, and Point of Sale applications to create comprehensive payment-enabled eCommerce applications. The API is compatible with shopping carts such as ZenCart, OpenCart, OSCommerce, and custom user applications. Using the Clearent API, providers can process sales, authorizations, captures, refunds, and voids. […]