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Lighton Phiri
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Digital Libraries, Educational Technology
Employment
  • University of Cape Town
    Teaching Assistant, 2015 - present
  • University of Cape Town
    Research Assistant, 2013 - 2014
  • Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme
    Content Curator, 2011 - 2013
  • Bharti Airtel
    DBA, MIS, DB Support, 2007 - 2011
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Lifelong learning student
Introduction
I am, for all intents and purposes, a student of computing technology---most of my past and recent work engagements, and specialised formal education have been exclusively in applied computing fields.

While I have a general interest in computing, my specific focus has largely been centred around data storage, management and analysis; digital libraries; educational technology; and the Web.
Bragging rights
I was privileged enough to have used 3½-inch floppy disks in my past life.
Education
  • University of Cape Town
    2011 - present
  • University of Zambia
    2003 - 2007

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To wonder what ails American education is to open a Pandora’s box of wicked problems … but the problem is definitely not a lack of computers.
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Interesting to see so many explicit interventions to broaden participation is CS
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Going back in time with HN
How for-profit prisons have become the biggest lobby no one is talking about (washingtonpost.com). 75 points by bontoJR today | 33 comments. 3. Stealing keys from PCs using a radio: cheap electromagnetic attacks (tau.ac.il). 62 points by liotier today | 4 comments ...
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Meet El Packete. OK, it’s a thumb drive. But to many residents of the Net’s lost island, it’s all they’ve got.
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The tragedy of easy problems...
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Denmark’s wind farms generated 140% of the country’s electricity needs on July 9, 2015
The extra energy was exported to Germany, Norway, and Sweden.
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Took #Mendeley for #Android for a spin during this week's reading session... annotation feature worked flawlessly!!!
You've been asking for it for a long time, and it's finally here. Starting today you can download Mendeley for Android from Google Play for your tablet or phone. Over the last year, we've been working with a small internal team alongside users from our passionate Android community to bring you a great experience for reading, annotating, and managing your research wherever you are.
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#FirefoxOS (#b2gdroid) [1] on my #MotoG2 ... slow, but looks neat!

[1] https://goo.gl/CcA3Hl
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