Web API Workgroup (previously Transport)
The WEB API Workgroup (previously Transport) is focused on defining standards that pertain to how data may be accessed by various applications. Specifically, the group is focused on the RESO Web API (application programming interface) layer between outside applications and MLS data / servers.
The initial goal and charter of this group is to define a standard for accessing MLS data via a RESTful (REpresentational State Transfer) architecture. Ultimately, this API should:
- Provide real-time retrieval of MLS data via standard search methods and output definitions using the already defined RESO data dictionary.
- Enable developers to more rapidly develop applications (web, mobile or other) using widely adopted technology standards and methods.
- Offer a standard approach that technology partners can adhere to to ensure consistency across markets while enabling technology partners to extend the standard with their own, unique approaches.
Additional information on the Web API as well as a detailed system specification can be found here
Web API Workgroup Co-Chair – Scott Petronis, Chief Product and Technology Officer for eXp Realty
About the Co-Chair:
Scott Petronis is Chief Product and Technology Officer for eXp Realty and has lead the WEB API Initiative for RESO. Previously, Scott was the Chief Product Officer at Onboard Informatics for over 8 years. Experienced product management professional that is devoted to uncovering market needs, defining product strategy to meet market demands and creating compelling product offerings that solve problems and generate a return on investment. My motivation comes from seeing customers’ problems solved and needs met beyond their expectations.
Over the past 20+ years I have worked to bring dozens of new products to market and enhance products to meet market needs and expectations. I have specific expertise in defining and driving API offerings and all that goes along with them.
I love to think big picture, long-term strategy and plot a course to get there, but don’t shy away from the day-to-day tactics needed to ensure schedules are met. As much as I love product management, I love to design and build highly effective product teams that effectively drive profitable products that delight their users.
Education: MBA, Marketing and B.S. from The College of Saint Rose.
RESO Volunteer Experience: Scott has been involved in RESO for over 7 years and was the original Chair of the Transport Workgroup.
This workgroup meets monthly on the First Monday from 4:00 – 5:00 EST If you are interested in joining this group, please contact RESO.
Contact Information for Scott:
Company: eXp Realty
Web API Workgroup Co-Chair – Paul Stusiak, President and owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation
About the Co-Chair:
Paul is the President and owner of Falcon Technologies Corporation. He has over twenty years’ experience in Information Technology as a consultant and in Systems Development. He also has over ten years in Real Estate Information Technology. Paul served as a RESO Board Member in 2009 and 2010 and also as Chair of the RETS Workgroup.
Education: The University of British Columbia BASc, Electrical Engineering
RESO Volunteer Experience: Paul has been involved in RESO for over 15 years
Contact Information for Paul:
Company: Falcon Technologies