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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
  • Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies
    Part-time Lecturer, 2013 - 2013
  • Scholarly Communication in Africa Programme
    Content Curator, 2011 - 2013
  • Bharti Airtel
    DBA, MIS, DB Support, 2007 - 2011
  • Evelyn Hone College
    Lecturer, 2007 - 2007
  • WebCon
    Intern, 2005 - 2007
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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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“You’re only as good as your last game,” is a common saying in the world of sport. The same goes for business and sales, and especially when a company relies on its product to sustain itself from the get-go (instead of a providing a medium- to long-term promise to investors with open cookie jars). Software company Journey is one of the many startups in South Africa and the rest of the continent that decided to self-fund its business. The company ...
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Global Goals: 'End poverty' - and 16 more UN goals - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34347198
Ending poverty is one of 17 goals outlined by the UN to replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire this year, as Naomi Grimley explains.
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'Universal urination duration' wins Ig Nobel prize - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34278595
A study showing that nearly all mammals take the same amount of time to urinate wins one of the 2015 Ig Nobel prizes.
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"Two of #Timbuktu's 25 major libraries are now backed up...". Kudos to the #Benedictine #Monks in #Minnesota.
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The field of statistics has a reputation for being difficult to crack: it revolves around a seemingly endless jargon of distributions, test statistics, confidence intervals, p-values, and more, with each concept subject to its own subtle assumptions. But it doesn't have to be this way: today we have access to computers that Neyman and Pearson could only dream of, and many of the conceptual challenges in the field can be overcome through judicious...
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