Christopher R. Maden

707 E. Oregon St.
Urbana, IL 61801
+1.415.845.8202

http://www.linkedin.com/in/crismxml
https://www.freebase.com/view/en/chris_maden

A summary version of this résumé is available at http://crism.maden.org/resume.html.

Data analyst and software developer, detail-oriented and with excellent communication skills; fascinated by human interaction with data in all its manifestations, with particular focus on and experience in electronic and print publishing, data conversion, business-to-business integration, and big data.

Skills

Programming languages:
Python, Ruby (including Rails), Perl, PHP, JavaScript; also some C, C++, and Java
Structured information standards and tools:
XML, XSLT, XPath, XML Schema, RELAX NG, XQuery, XLink, XPointer, DOM, SQL, MQL and Freebase.com API
Publishing standards and tools:
XML, HTML, XHTML, SGML, XSL, Open Publication Structure (epub, OPS, OEB), DSSSL, TeX and LaTeX, MathML
Other:
Long experience in electronic and print publishing, document processing and conversion. Strong ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and accurately. Strong knowledge of information ergonomics and publishing æsthetics.

Experience

Contractor, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University

Home-based, Urbana, IL
2015–

Working with PHP and XSLT to improve publishing workflows for open-access journal and monograph publishing.

Programmer and guest lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois

Champaign, IL
2013–

CTO, OffTheGrid Group, Inc.

Home-based, various locations
2011–2014

Managed technology development for start-up seeking to organize the informal economy with OhYouHero.com

XML Consultant

Home-based, various locations
2000–2005; 2011– as Principal, crism consulting
2001–2002 as co-owner, HMM Consulting International, Inc., Fremont, CA

Content Architect, LexisNexis

Home-based in Portsmouth, NH
2009–2010 as Consulting Content Engineer
2010–2011 as Content Architect

Data Architect, Metaweb Technologies, Inc.

San Francisco, CA, and home-based in Portsmouth, NH
2005–2009

XML Team Lead, Lexica LLC

San Francisco, CA
2000–2001 as XML Team Lead
2000 as Senior XML Analyst

Solutions Architect, Yomu

San Francisco, CA
1999–2000

Senior Tools Specialist, O’Reilly & Associates, Inc.

Cambridge, MA
1997–1999

Technical Support Product Expert, Electronic Book Technologies, Inc.

Providence, RI
1994–1996 as Applications Consultant, EBT
1996–1997 as Technical Support Product Expert, Inso Corporation
1997 as SIT Technical Support Representative, Inso Corporation

Company and pieces thereof also variously known as Inso eBusiness Technologies, eBT, Inc., Enigma Corporation, and Red Bridge Interactive, Inc.

Student Consultant, Brown University Computing and Information Services

Providence, RI
1991–1994

Education

Brown University; Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Salient coursework provided detailed knowledge of computer hardware operation; assembly, C, and Pascal programming languages; practical use of document preparation systems, including Microsoft Word and LaTeX; Russian and Japanese cultural studies; and independent study program development

Coursera

Intensively filling holes in formal computer science education, including algorithms, human-computer interaction, and machine learning.

Miscellaneous

Publications, Talks, Standards, and Patents

2002
Featured speaker, XML SIG, Object Developers Group of New York, on XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0
2001–2002
Member, Open eBook Forum Publication Structure Working Group
2000–2002
Member, W3C XML Linking Working Group (producers of XPointer, XLink, XML Base, and XPath)
1997–2002
Member, W3C XSL Working Group (producers of XPath, XSLT, and XSL)
2001
Learning XML, from O’Reilly & Associates (contributing author)
2000
XML: A General Overview, May 2000 meeting of the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals (panel discussion with Deborah Hooker, hosted by Wayne Cunningham)
Patent 6,055,544, “Generation of chunks of a long document for an electronic book system”, further work on the DynaWeb large document “chunking” algorithm (co-holder)
Managing Documentation with XML, Documentation & Training 2000
XML Design Clinic, Software Development 2000 (panel discussion with Elliotte Rusty Harold and Steve Demuth)
Æsop: A Browser for XML Documents and Open eBook Publication Structures, XTech 2000 (co-author with Deborah Hooker)
1999
Featured speaker, XML SIG, Object Developers Group of New York, discussing XSL
Patent 5,893,109, “Generation of chunks of a long document for an electronic book system”, the DynaWeb large document “chunking” algorithm (co-holder)
Solicited pre-publication reviewer of The LaTeX Web Companion by Michel Goossens and Sebastian Rahtz
1996–1998
Active participant in W3C XML Special Interest Group, origin of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Syntax and numerous auxiliary specifications
1997
Problems with Dynamically Assembled Document Portions, and Some Solutions, SGML/XML ’97 (co-author with Steven DeRose)
“An Ad-Hoc Proposal for Extensible Semantic Mathematical Markup” (poster presentation), SGML/XML ’97
XML, SGML, and the Future of the WWW, The SGML Forum of New York (featured speaker)
Solicited pre-publication reviewer of The SGML FAQ Book by Steven DeRose
1994–1995
Member, IETF HTML Working Group; substantive contributor to HTML 2.0