Andrew Odewahn

Andrew Odewahn is the CTO of O'Reilly Media, where he helps define and create new products, services, and business models that will help O'Reilly continue to make the transition to an increasingly digital future. The author of two books on database development, he has experience as a software developer and consultant in a number of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and publishing. Andrew has an MBA from New York University and a degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama. He's also thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Developer's Workbook Oracle PL/SQL Programming: A Developer's Workbook
by Steven Feuerstein , Andrew Odewahn
May 2000
Print: $54.99
Ebook: $43.99

Oracle Web Applications:  PL/SQL Developer's Intro Oracle Web Applications: PL/SQL Developer's Intro
by Andrew Odewahn
September 1999
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Real World Applications Panel: Healthcare and Medicine Real World Applications Panel: Healthcare and Medicine
by Jim Golden , Carol McCall , Andrew Odewahn , David Van Sickle , Indu Subaiya
March 2011
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Health 2.0 / MAKE Developer Challenge happening this weekend in Boston

February 16 2011

The Health 2.0 / MAKE Developer Challenge is happening this weekend, Feb 19th, in Boston. If you haven't signed up already, register now, because it's filling up fast. read more

Hacking for health: Health 2.0 Developer Challenge

January 18 2011

Following on their success last year, Health 2.0 is hosting code-a-thons in three cities as part of their Developer Challenge: San Francisco, CA on January 29th, Washington, D.C. on February 12th, and Boston, MA on February 19th. O'Reilly and Maker Media are co-sponsoring the Boston event by bringing in a… read more

Earthquakes are HUGE on Data.gov

August 26 2010

After launching just over a year ago with only 47 data sets, the Data.gov catalog now has 2,326 entries that have been collectively downloaded almost three-quarters of a million times. Of course, even these sizable download counts understate the actual impact of this data, which is being embedded in a… read more

Lies, damn lies, and visualizations

August 09 2010

There's nothing wrong with taking a strong position, assuming the underlying data and facts are accurate. But it's important for the audience to recognize it as advocacy, not as strict science, even when it comes wrapped in a really cool visualization. read more

iPhone economics and lower barriers to entry

June 24 2010

The App Store has exposed incumbents in the mobile industry to the same sort of asymmetric competition that has reshaped the media industry over the past decade. Developers are responding in droves to the economic incentives that lower barriers to entry create, as well as the fact that the App… read more

Visualizing the Senate social graph, revisited

June 17 2010

The addition of animation and interactivity breathes new life -- and insight -- into a Senate voting visualization. Andrew Odewahn discusses his visualization process and how revisions made a big difference. read more

Visualizing Stackoverflow's data dump

November 18 2009

This post reveals the relationships among the top topics on stackoverflow by visualizing their monthly data dump. read more

Use APIs to do market research

July 30 2009

Basic product attribute questions (what's the best price, size, length, etc) are crucial elements in any product or marketing strategy, but it's often too difficult or expensive to get timely market information. However, a quick script that pulls data from a relevant website's API can often give you an answer… read more

Visualizing the U.S. Senate Social Graph, 1991 - 2009 [Part 1]

May 05 2009

Arlen Specter's party switch was big news, but a quick visualization technique shows it was a long time coming. What other surprises might lurk in the Senate Social graph? read more

Simplify business research with Google Ajax Search API

April 13 2009

Business research usually starts with a list -- brands, competitors, people, products, whatever. This post describes a quick Python script that uses the Google Search API to automate the routine parts of the task, giving you more time to analyze and understand the results. read more

Visualization of Interests at Web 2.0 Summit

November 05 2008

To help make the most of this week's Web 2.0 Summit, I wanted to understand the overall audience gestalt - what are the broad themes, interests, and ideas that are important to the people going to the conference? A tag cloud can be a great (but admittedly imperfect!) way to… read more

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