Stan Yack
Softsmith, Educator, Instructional Designer (retired)


A senior information systems professional experienced in all aspects of information technology, early on I designed and implemented application and system software on several computing platforms, using many different tools. Later, I focused my efforts on technology training, including the design and construction of educational material for delivery in an online environment. I continue to be concerned with the use and abuse of technology.


      Online Instructional Design
      System Development Tools and Methodologies
      Software Engineering
      Cognitive Science

Software Development Specialties

      Learning Management Systems
          Blackboard, WebCT

      IBM Mainframes
          Assembler, TSO/ISPF Dialog Construction

Additional Software Tools Experience

        Programming Languages
          Applescript, Assembler, C, COBOL II, Fortran, HTML, Javascript, Joomla, Pascal, PL/I, Postscript, RPG

        Development Platforms and Tools
          CICS, Dreamweaver, Macintosh, MS-DOS, MS-Windows, MVS, TSO/ISPF, UNIX, VM/CMS

          IMS DB/DC, SQL, System 2000

Formal Education

        Centennial College
          Online Instructional Design

        Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
          Diploma Program in Adult Training and Development

        University of Toronto
          Graduate level courses in Computer Science

        University of Waterloo
          B. Math, Applied Analysis and Computer Science

Clients and Employers

Various Clients (1994-2013)

Seneca College (2007)

Humber College (2000-2006)

Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living (2004)

Ryerson University (2002)

Soliton (1997-1999)

SOCAN (1994-1999)

ANGOSS Software (1993-1994)

Sun Life (1990-1996)

Telesis North (1990)

Deft (1988-1989)

IBM Toronto Lab (1987-1988)

Metro Toronto Children's Services (1987)

Ontario Solicitor-General's Infotech Branch (1986-1987)

Bell Northern Research (1983-1986)

Ontario Ministry of Transport (1982-1983)

Art Benjamin Associates (1980-1982)

CACI (1978-1980)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (1976-1978)

Simpsons-Sears (1971-1976)