Lisa Tagliaferri


Lisa Tagliaferri is a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT. She holds a PhD from the City University of New York (Graduate Center) in Comparative Literature and Renaissance Studies and an MSc in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London.

Lisa has written an open access eBook on Python software development that has been downloaded over 25,000 times and is available as an open educational resource. As a member of the Community team at the cloud computing company DigitalOcean, Lisa has written and edited over 100 Creative Commons licensed tutorials on machine learning, programming, and Linux server setup. More recently, she has managed audience-focused DevOps documentation, including a Kubernetes white paper.

With experience in the tech industry, the classroom, and the archives, Lisa advocates for greater technical literacy across communities. Her scholarship focuses on innovation and access from 13th-century Italy and the Renaissance through to higher education and online communities today.

You can connect with Lisa via @lisaironcutter on Twitter.