Lisa Tagliaferri, PhD


Lisa Tagliaferri builds teams, technical resources, and open source software in the tech startup space. She is currently Director of Developer Education at Sourcegraph and was previously a leader on the Community team at DigitalOcean. Lisa has written popular open access books and tutorials on Python, machine learning, Linux, and cloud infrastructure, drawing over 44.5 million global readers.

At Sourcegraph, Lisa is leading Sourcegraph Learn, an open source learning platform with technical tutorials and educational videos in service to the software developer community. She is actively working to increase technical literacy through leading workshops, developing educational apps, and creating technical resources.

An interdisciplinary researcher in tech and the humanities, Lisa holds a PhD from the City University of New York, and an MSc in Computer Science from the University of London. She has held research and software development positions at MIT, Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti, and the City University of New York. Lisa advocates for greater technical literacy across communities; taking a long view of innovation and access that dates back to the 14th century.

You can connect with Lisa via @lisaironcutter on Twitter.