Profile

Cover photo
Joshua Chalifour
Works at Concordia University
Attended McGill University
347 followers|213,814 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1'sReviews
People
Have him in circles
347 people
KMWorld's profile photo
Vinh Nguyen's profile photo
Lucy Niro's profile photo
Ted Roden's profile photo
cosmin george Rusu's profile photo
Haythem Hassan's profile photo
Avi Spector's profile photo
Susan Delacourt's profile photo
CIO's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Information professional, analyst, writer, board game inventor, content strategist, archives, records management
Employment
  • Concordia University
    Digital Content Strategy - Consulting, 2013 - present
    As part of the university's Communication Services department, I collaborate with academic and administrative units (especially research centres and libraries) to ensure that the university’s digital presence reflects its identity, strategic priorities, and best serves the people that use it. My work has involved analyzing and mapping content, identifying user requirements, translating business requirements into functional specifications, and more. I develop, enhance, manage, and help others develop content suiting public and private Web sites, mobile and social media, and news.
  • Adomoc International
    Founder, 2010 - present
    I'm making a global space for people to get information, discuss, purchase, and otherwise aggregate around the strategy board game, Adomoc.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Director of Knowledge Services, 2002 - 2013
    I led and directed the research strategies for advisory firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC). I was responsible for directing the bulk of the analysis content, which centered around in-depth evaluation of enterprise software systems. I developed many of the company's research models, reports, and services, while overseeing competitive intelligence and decision support projects (for both end users and software vendors). I formed the company's writing, editing, translation, analyst, and data management teams, managing up to 30 people. In other roles, I led the information management and collaboration research (content management domains like ECM or WCM) both internally and serving as TEC's public-facing analyst as well as initiated and developed resarch on free and open source software systems/business/ecosystems. I worked on projects with organizations from sectors such as manufacturing to government; as well as led and participated in projects to evaluate and model business requirements in order to express them as technical software requirements. I also developed strategies for SEO, social media, and specialized data analyses.
  • Technology Evaluation Centers
    Content Manager & Open Source Analyst, 2002 - 2008
  • Intraware
    Content Manager, 1999
    I started as a software analyst, moved into copyediting and content management, and took on marketing writing and PR roles.
  • John F. Kennedy University
    Lab/Network Technician, 1997
  • BASS
    WAN System Administrator & ACD Admin, 1993
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Josh Chalifour
Story
Tagline
Errant Being
Introduction
My epic will be a taxonomy of invisible rules that enable, starting with birth. 

My livelihood focuses on information management disciplines. I've done in-depth study on archival digitization processes and practices. I've analyzed large quantities of information for enterprise decision support services, synthesized competitive intelligence, and researched the systems to manage and present it all.

I'm especially interested in intellectual liberty, long-term archival problems, information policy, digital media, culture, open access, content and knowledge management, emerging technology currents, environmental symbiosis, and the issues intersecting these things.

I conceived and launched the Adomoc board game (abstract strategy), have written some novels (unpublished) and poems, and collaborated on musical scribble and a son. I enjoy exploring the deep crevices of grammar and sound. Everything else is improvised.
Bragging rights
I'm not dead yet.
Education
  • McGill University
    Library and Information Studies (MLIS), 2015
  • University of California Berkeley
    Philosophy (BA), 1999
  • UC Berkeley Extension
    Editing Courses, 2000
  • AT&T
    Certification in AT&T Definity PBX Administration, 1995

Stream

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
This just passed overhead. As the thunder boomed my son awake, he faulted "that superhero guy" (meaning Thor).
1
Sandra Rychel's profile photo
 
Gorgeous photo. And smart kid :-)
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford University Researchers Confirm What Philosophers & Writers Have Always Known. 
Image via Diego Sevilla Ruiz A certain Zen proverb goes something like this: 'A five year old can understand it, but an 80 year old cannot do it.' The subject of this riddle-like saying has been described as 'mindfulness'---or being absorbed in the moment, free from routine mental habits.
1 comment on original post
1
1
Gabriel Gheorghiu's profile photo
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
We got fraud, vote suppression and vote buying from the Conservatives last time. Here's what 2015 will bring.

#Canada #cdnpoli #canpoli #Harper #stephenharper #cpc #ndp #lpc #elections #elexn2015
Experts shed light on Harper's election winning machine.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is a welcome update on the political scene. I hope this trend continues through the election.
The NDP would likely win if an election were held today. But will the numbers hold? CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier breaks down the state of the race.
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Recent encounters we've had with issues of race, identity and moral responsibility are precisely the kind that benefit from the careful analysis of contemporary philosophers, says Tania Lombrozo.
View original post
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
347 people
KMWorld's profile photo
Vinh Nguyen's profile photo
Lucy Niro's profile photo
Ted Roden's profile photo
cosmin george Rusu's profile photo
Haythem Hassan's profile photo
Avi Spector's profile photo
Susan Delacourt's profile photo
CIO's profile photo

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Maybe Canadians should be debating the meaning and value of democracy
1
Allison Saunders's profile photoGabriel Gheorghiu's profile photoJoshua Chalifour's profile photoMatt Bury's profile photo
5 comments
 
Most people don't care much about abstract concepts and principles.
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Now we need bumblebee movers. 
Bumblebees can't move north to cope with warmer temperatures, and climate change is wiping them out in many areas where they lived several decades ago, a Canadian-led study suggests.
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Interview with Piketty offers straightforward and rational points.
The star economist Thomas Piketty calls for a major conference on debt. Germany, in particular, should not withhold help from Greece.
1
1
Gabriel Gheorghiu's profile photo
 
maybe it has no moral right but Germany now has the power to do pretty much everything they want in Europe... 
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Good read on the Greek situation with respect to Germany, philosophers, and Monty Python.
German philosophers have never really believed much in responding to a crisis.
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Now, research is showing that the magic mushrooms can actually help physically rebuild a damaged brain.
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Joshua Chalifour

Shared publicly  - 
 
Support fair pricing for library ebooks #FairEbookPrices 
1
Add a comment...
Joshua Chalifour's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
I’m Canadian – and I have a right to vote
www.theglobeandmail.com

But I’m an expatriate and the Harper government won’t let expatriates participate in Canadian elections

What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to P.M. | The Nader Page
blog.nader.org

February 18, 2015. The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2. Dear Prime Minister: Many Americ

Demand that your vote count
petition.ndp.ca

Far too many Canadians are currently represented in Parliament by people they voted against. Over 60% of Canadians did not vote for Stephen

Double Your Impact / Doublez votre appui
jdrfca.donordrive.com

Event landing page for Double Your Impact / Doublez votre appui

German Government Refuses FOI Request By Pointing Out Document Already L...
www.techdirt.com

Freedom of information requests are a powerful way of finding out things that governments would rather not reveal. As a result, requests are

La mémoire de l’art
www.ledevoir.com

Les feuilles jaunies des archives mènent partout, y compris à l'art horticole contemporain....

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED
www.wired.com

The AI on the horizon looks more like Amazon Web Services—cheap, reliable, industrial-grade digital smartness running behind everything, and

Strange Trip: Artist takes LSD in 1955, while doctor interviews him on film
dangerousminds.net

The study of the psychological effects of LSD was fairly widespread in the United States and the UK during the 50’s and 60’s producing thous

Type 1 diabetes breakthrough using stem cell research raises hope for cure
www.theguardian.com

Experts at Harvard University use stem cells to create insulin-producing beta cells in large quantities, and say human transplantation trial

Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard
www.technologyevaluation.com

Labeled a disruptive technology, it's changing the landscape of enterprise software development, distribution, and consumption. Open source

Question Period faces calls for a re-design after nasty exchange in the ...
www.cbc.ca

When the leader of the Opposition, Tom Mulcair stood in Question Period to ask about Canada's mission in Iraq ,

CBC News - Millennials at New Canada Conference vow to change 'broken' n...
www.cbc.ca

Young delegates at the New Canada Conference faced a daunting task – envision how Canada should change to address the challenges facing the

Lessons from Uruguay’s drug reform
opencanada.org

When the Uruguayan parliament approved a 44-article bill legalizing the production, sale and consumption of marijuana in November 2013, inte

These Giant Copper Orbs Show Just How Much Metal Comes From a Mine | Des...
www.wired.com

An artist seeks to make the social issues of mines visceral, by simply calculating just how much metal comes from a mine.

The Shape of Ideas
www.incidentalcomics.com

You can order a poster at my shop.

Thérèse Casgrain vendetta accusation 'ridiculous,' says PMO
www.cbc.ca

A spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper dismisses accusations from the opposition parties and others that the government is erasing th

Beverley McLachlin, chief justice, deserves apology from PM, internation...
www.cbc.ca

A major international legal organization says Prime Minister Stephen Harper owes Canada’s chief justice an apology, following an unprecedent

Canadian Web Hosting
plus.google.com

We provide web hosting services in Canada

“Magic in the Moonlight” and “A Most Wanted Man” Reviews
www.newyorker.com

Woody Allen’s "Magic in the Moonlight" expresses a longing for, and a skepticism toward, the supernatural. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last maj

Do not hire this company, its administration is awful. They charged us for some "borrowed" wardrobe boxes. Told us they'd pick them up after we unpacked and refund our money but then after more than a month of trying to get them to pick up the boxes (in which we missed work waiting for them to come and they just never showed up at the appointed times), they refused to refund our money or pick up the boxes. They also tried to lie to us about their actions and took up a significant amount of time with their terrible customer service. It's a shame, because the fellows that did the actual move were nice guys and did a good job.
• • •
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
10 reviews
Map
Map
Map