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Building unique datasets and products with synthetic APIs

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Free beer, swag, candy, drinks & more!

Michael Ogrinz, SVP of Technology Infrastructure at a Fortune 500 Financial Firm

A Database Month event:

Mike Ogrinz is the author of Mashup Patterns (Addison Wesley 2009) and Architecture SVP at some big Fortune 500 company. In this presentation Mike will discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by an application and data infrastructure that has grown both organically and by acquisition. In other words, how can you put together a jigsaw puzzle when the parts are all from different sets? Mike will also preview a new developer resource that he is launching that relies on the topics presented to mine the web and build a unique dataset.

Michael Ogrinz, SVP of Technology Infrastructure at a Fortune 500 Financial Firm

Michael Ogrinz is the author of Mashup Patterns: Designs and Examples for the Modern Enterprise ( He is an SVP in Technology Infrastructure at one of the world's largest financial institutions.

A frequent industry speaker on technology challenges within the enterprise, he has been instrumental in enhancing the computing environment at his firm through his work on code reuse, usability, collaboration, and mashups. He is also the founder of, an online calendaring resource for webmasters running local community sites.

In his spare time, he restores old pinball machines and vector arcade games. In addition - as if he wasn't 100% nerd already- he has built a full-scale replica of the B9 Robot from Lost in Space, and is currently fabricating a Robby the Robot suit using the Gigabot 3D printer he helped Kickstart (2 cubic ft build area!)

Swag giveaway + junk-food/drinks at 6:30pm
Power-Networking at 6:35pm
Presentation starts at 6:40pm

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