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Transport Workgroup

The Transport Workgroup 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:

  1. Provide real-time retrieval of MLS data via standard search methods and output definitions using the already defined RESO Data Dictionary.
  2. Enable developers to more rapidly develop applications (web, mobile or other) using widely adopted technology standards and methods.
  3. 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.

 

The Transport Workgroup meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 4:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm PT. JOIN A RESO WORKGROUP!

 

Transport Workgroup Chair – Paul Stusiak, President & Owner, Falcon Technologies Corporation

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 been Chair of the RETS Workgroup. Paul has been involved in RESO for over 15 years.

Education: The University of British Columbia BASc, Electrical Engineering

Contact Information: pstusiak@falcontechnologies.com

 

Transport Workgroup Vice-Chair – Sergio Del Rio, CIO at Templates 4 Business, Inc

Sergio is the CIO and a co-founder of Templates 4 Business (T4Bi), a Vancouver-based systems integration and software development firm. Sergio worked for a variety of consulting firms, including Oracle Corp. before co-founding Templates 4 Business in 2000. T4Bi provides custom software solutions for a wide range of customers in the public and private sectors. T4Bi have been providing software development, integration and support services to Bright MLS for 20 years, including customer-facing, B2B and in-house management solutions. Other T4Bi customers include the Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments, NGOs in Public Health, Health Insurance (in BC and Alberta), Retail, Transportation and innovative start-ups in Sustainability and CleanTech. A common theme in T4Bi’s project portfolio is standards-based solutions with a large volume of transactions and high availability service levels.

Sergio has been involved in the Real Estate industry since 1995 and he developed the first RETS Server for Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) in Maryland in 2001. Since then he has been involved in RETS and then RESO when the switch was made to a more formal organization. Overall those years, he has contributed to many enhancements for the RESO specifications, most notably the Update Transaction in RETS and the Update Endorsement for the RESO Web API.