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:
- 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.
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
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Transport Workgroup Vice-Chair – Stephen Ledwith, Vice President of Engineering for eXp Realty
Steve has more than 20 years of experience in developing technology for the real estate industry. As Vice President of Engineering at eXp Realty, he is responsible for planning and management of the company’s engineering strategy, and for developing and maintaining a technical roadmap that will continue to deliver the most innovative products and services for the eXp Realty agents, brokers and staff.
Prior to eXp Realty, Steve was Director of Development at Black Knight Financial Services where he managed day-to-day activities of the Paragon development team and led the quality assurance group. Prior to that, he was an application architect at Lender Processing Services, where he provided technical and business guidance on reInsight, a map-based Multiple Listing Service platform. Steve also was the development lead for Homeseekers.com, one of the first websites to make real estate data publicly available on a national level.
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