At Postman, we value all of our innovative and enthusiastic users around the globe, and we wouldn’t be able to keep improving our API platform without hearing directly from them. With our incredible community of more than 12 million developers continuing to grow, this Community Spotlight series introduces some of the Postman Community forum stars who help keep the world of APIs connected and on its toes. In this post, meet Valentin Despa.

Postman Community Spotlight
Valentin Despa
Germany

Postman Community Forum Profile
@vdespa

Member Since
January 2018

Role
Software Developer and Online Instructor

Where
Freelance

Follow
@vdespa on Twitter

Member Stats
Valentin is ranked as the #1 most engaged member of the Postman Community forum, with 2,500 posts read and 280 posts created.

Motivation
“I’ve always had a desire to help, probably because I’ve also learned many things online but haven’t always found the right information. Spending hours to research an error or how to solve a problem is often a waste of time for everyone. So I try to give back by making sure that everyone can learn from my mistakes and focus on actually doing their work and solving problems. The entire Postman community is absolutely fantastic. I have never seen so many people trying to learn Postman and just as many willing to dedicate time to helping others.”

Musings
Valentin wrote helpful insights in this recent Postman blog guest post, Postman: The Easy Way to Work with APIs. His Postman tutorial and Intro to Postman videos are well-known and well-loved on YouTube, plus he shares his talks and online resources on his website.

Must-See: POST/CON 2019
Valentin gave a great talk at POST/CON 2019 on 10 Things You Didn’t Know Postman Can Do. He covered hidden features, ways to improve your code and tests, and most importantly—how to have fun using Postman.

Valentin Despa speaking at POST/CON 2019

The Postman Community forum is a welcoming place to openly ask questions and share API experiences. Join the conversation: You can check out what’s being discussed and become a member here.