Christopher R. Maden

115 Fairmount St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

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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.


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 API
Publishing standards and tools:
XML, HTML, XHTML, SGML, XSL, Open Publication Structure (epub, OPS, OEB), DSSSL, TeX and LaTeX, MathML
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.


Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly Publishing and Communication, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL and home-based in Marlborough, MA

Programmer and guest lecturer, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL

Contractor, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University

Home-based, Urbana, IL

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

CTO, OffTheGrid Group, Inc.

Home-based, various locations

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

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

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

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

Cambridge, MA

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


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


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


Publications, Talks, Standards, and Patents

Featured speaker, XML SIG, Object Developers Group of New York, on XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0
Member, Open eBook Forum Publication Structure Working Group
Member, W3C XML Linking Working Group (producers of XPointer, XLink, XML Base, and XPath)
Member, W3C XSL Working Group (producers of XPath, XSLT, and XSL)
Learning XML, from O’Reilly & Associates (contributing author)
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)
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
Active participant in W3C XML Special Interest Group, origin of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) Syntax and numerous auxiliary specifications
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
Member, IETF HTML Working Group; substantive contributor to HTML 2.0