— Professional Profile —
Dan Pernokis is President here at
P & M Technologies. He has been a software professional for well over
35 years, with work in industry, private enterprise, government, research,
academia, and non-profit organizations.
Programming & Technical Expertise
Dan's current areas of specialty include:
- Data conversion and data migration from legacy systems
- Data warehousing & archiving
- Web site design and programming
- Technical writing & technical editing
Education and Experience
Mr. Pernokis graduated with a B.Sc. in earth sciences from the
University of Toronto (1975). He has been a computer professional for over
35 years, with experience in the private and public sectors — specifically,
TRW Data Systems in Toronto,
Hospitality Data Systems in British Columbia, the
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and the
Ontario Lottery Corporation. Dan has also worked with
several smaller organizations and private companies & individuals in Northern
Ontario and elsewhere.
Dan Pernokis has worked with several programming and scripting languages, including assembler & machine code,
Although primarily a systems and applications programmer, Dan has worked
as a systems analyst, network administrator, software instructor, and customer support representative. He
has performed systems integration, data conversions, confidence testing, systems testing, quality assurance,
software evaluations, cost-benefit analysis, business analysis, hardware and software installation & configuration,
and general trouble-shooting. He also developed a few device drivers. Dan has first-hand end-user
experience on many applications, and he has written systems manuals, user guides, and training aids.
He is co-author of the ANSI programming language standard for PL/B (formerly known as DATABUS).
A Broad Spectrum of Technical Expertise
Dan's fields of expertise include hospitality, reservations, point-of-sale,
telephone systems, property management, A/R, A/P, G/L, inventory, payroll, HR/HRIS, and forms design. He
has experience with on-line banking, robotics, GPS/GIS, image processing,
multimedia authoring, and database work.
Dan enjoys the challenge of working with new technologies, mastering
most of them quite quickly. His eclectic background includes a bachelor's degree in earth sciences,
with interests in astronomy, natural science, and aviation & space. In addition, he has eight years'
experience in professional broadcasting in Toronto and he has done some audio-visual production
work. His latest projects have been in web design, digital & stock photography, and book publishing.
Recently he has worked on research projects for the European Space Agency (ESA),
and he presently contributes time to Mozilla projects like Firefox and Thunderbird
and helps to administer judging for our local Rotary Science Fair.
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