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.

  • Appbase
    Appbase is a realtime graph data store for rapid app development. The Appbase API uses REST principles. Using HTTP calls, developers can list and create vertices and edges, filter vertices by specific properties, retrieve vertex data properties, delete a vertex or an edge, and scan through vertices that are RESTful. A non-RESTful API component is […]
  • TowerData Email Activity Metrics (EAM)
    TowerData provides services that access business data associated with email addresses. These services retrieve demographic information for individuals or households, location and ISP. TowerData services for email marketing include email intelligence, email validation and email append. TowerData Email Activity Metrics (EAM) API is used to gauge the email address legitimacy based on when and how […]
  • F9Analytics Lease Optimizer
    F9Analytics, owned and operated by Codeworks, offers financial analytics tools for commercial real estate. The F9Analytics Lease Optimizer employs an algorithm that considers metrics such as lease term, property value, start rate, escalations, and more data to determine an optimized lease that reaches long term financial objectives for a tenant and landlord. The F9Analytics tool […]
  • Nanorep Knowledge Base
    Nanorep is a customer service and support platform. Businesses can use Nanorep for customer engagement and customer service and support functions. The Nanorep Knowledge Base API allows developers to access and integrate the knowledge base functionality of Nanorep with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving knowledge base content, adding knowledge base content, and […]
  • Google Cloud Monitoring
    Google Cloud Monitoring provides access to metrics and data from the Google Cloud Platform. Developers can access and integrate the functionality of Google Cloud Monitoring with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving usage data and costs, managing users, and retrieving information on issues. Date Updated: 2015-01-22 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • Printmotor Client
    Printmotor is an online platform for creating and printing documents, such as flyers. The Printmotor Client API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of the Printmotor backend with other applications. The main API method is integrating the Printmotor service. Date Updated: 2015-01-22 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • TowerData Personalization
    TowerData provides services that access business data associated with email addresses. These services retrieve demographic information for individuals or households, location and ISP. TowerData services for email marketing include email intelligence, email validation and email append. TowerData Personalization API allows specific and targeted data to be retrieved from emails, hashed emails, or postal addresses through […]
  • Nanorep Event Widget
    Nanorep is a customer service and support platform. Businesses can use Nanorep for customer engagement and customer service and support functions. The Nanorep Event Widget API allows developers to access and integrate the event log functionality of Nanorep with other applications. Some example API methods include retrieving event information, answering queries, and managing users. Date […]
  • Printmotor Server
    Printmotor is an online platform for creating and printing documents, such as flyers. The Printmotor Server API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Printmotor's production and printing services with other applications. An example API method is sending and retrieving orders. Date Updated: 2015-01-22 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]
  • Flashphoner
    Flashphoner is a web call server that allows users to access VoIP, web calling, messaging, streaming, and other WebRTC communication functions. The Flashphoner API allows developers to access and integrate the functionality of Flashphoner with other applications. Some example API methods include managing users, retrieving locations, and making calls. Date Updated: 2015-01-21 Tags: [field_primary_category], [field_secondary_categories]