My name is JP Toto. I’m a software developer, sometimes speaker, and lover of cured meats. I used to work in big consulting but have recently found wonderful home at a small software company called Wildbit. We have three excellent products; Beanstalk, Postmark, and dploy. You should try them!

Working on Postmark keeps me pretty busy and has given me the opportunity to explore a lot of modern API implementations. APIs are one of my keenest interests right now and I try to read up on and follow as many API resources as possible.

I’m a fan of open source and try to contribute to projects as much as possible – which is never often enough. There are some projects I work on from time to time which you can read more about here.

Lately I’ve also been interested in big data. Storing all those emails and messages on Postmark is a tough challenge. Ultimately we decided to use Elasticsearch for most of our storage and index/search needs. Consequently I’ve developed some expertise which I’m hoping to pass on to others by way of this blog and a forthcoming course I’ll be authoring I have produced at Pluralsight.

In 2008 I co-founded Barcamp Philly with a wonderful friend of mine, Roz Duffy. We grew barcamp into a fully fledged and funded “unconference” which still still takes place every year in Philadelphia, PA. We’ve since passed the reigns on to some incredibly worth caretakers who continue to evolve barcamp into a highly relevant and fun annual community event.

If you’d like, you can connect with me on Linked In, Twitter, Google+, Github, or even Instagram if that’s your thing – and you like pictures of my lunch. You can also email me directly:  jp at jptoto.jp.

– JP

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