Tanaka Chingonzo Python & C programmer. Web Developer. Tanaka Chingonzo is a global shaper with the World Economic Forum, and a student from Zimbabwe. He is a software engineer and student in Ohio. Computer Science and Sociology Double Major | Digital Humanities Student | Making Connections between people and data

LDA topic modelling- a mathematical probability statistics problem that demonstrates the interdisciplinary nature of computer science work.

LDA topic modelling process uses probability statistics to divide a corpus into groups of words to determine what the topics/ themes of the constituent words of the corpus are. The system works by doing this continuously, over and over again, choosing a word, and then comparing it to all the words in each category, and determining which category the word best fits into. After enough iterations, all the words are grouped in the correct themes and they no longer need to be moved from one category to another.

The world visualized in data 2018

With an additional 1.3 billion people on the continent by 2050, Africa will account for the highest population growth spurts compared to other continents. Chinese consumers are more trusting about their data. A dataset resulting from a Mechanical Turk, procured 50,000 responses through a Mechanical Turk asking people what had made them the most happy in the past three months.

What is wrong with academic research?

You and your university have to pay thousands of dollars every year to read research you fund and they create. The public can't access the research it funds. In what kind of world is this right?

Inexplicability of intelligence and the constancy of identity.

You cannot explain your reasoning and the processes that drove you to the conclusions you hold. If you are constantly changing, then who are you? Conspicuous consumerism and inequality. Every society must inherently possess and perpetuate a certain amount of inequality.

Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference at Hope College 2018

Using digital humanities tools to ask and answer humanistic questions.

Immersion Email Network Analysis and Visualization

Using Immersion to find patterns in emails and networks

Voyant Tools Textual Data Analysis and Visualization

Using Voyant tools to find patterns in Shakespeare and Jane Austen

Mining the Dispatch for Textual Data on the Civil War

Using machine learning and probabilistic topic modelling specifically a tool called MALLET -created by McCallum, Andrew to analyze an archive of 112000 pieces of text, and more than 24 million words.

Saturday, 10 February. Moore's Law & Sod's Law.

Everything that is possible is happening all at once. While Murphy's law says that anything that **can** go wrong, will go wrong (eventually), Sod's law requires that it always goes wrong with the worst possible outcome.

Friday, 09 February. Semester 2 at Wooster. Chaos Theory.

Today was a good day. I had my sociology exam. I wrote 5 and a half pages of social theories describing the sociological imagination and the 3 main sociological paradigms. I am finding that Marx, Durkheim and I share views on more things than I would have thought even all 3 of them disagree on almost everything.

Who Breaks a Butterfly Upon a Wheel

And because the past is never dead; it is not even past. The Sense of an Ending, and the untimely death of Aaron Swartz. Here is suicide as a philosophical question: does suicide make sense as an answer to suffering?

The illusion of Explanatory Depth

Often, those of us who know the least about things are the same ones who over-estimate our understanding of everything.

2017 in retrospect

The water is thickest while we’re in it. The path bumpiest while we walk it.

Data, AI, Democracy, Access and a better world.

According to The Economist, in 2017, data is the new oil.

Beautiful Charts with Frappe Charts

I found this really cool tool online today under Github's trending repositories. It is called Frappe Charts.

The cost of "free" apps and the quest to connect the world.

The wealthy are wealthier and the poorer are poorer still. It is my hope that my generation can reduce the inequality we are inheriting today, and that empathy may play a more prominent role in the way we do business.

The Next Global Epidemic.

Then there’s malaria, about which there are only scattershot records, but may have killed as many as half the human beings who have ever lived.

The world changes quickly. People do not.

We have the greatest opportunities in the time that man has walked this earth, and the greatest challenges. Many would argue we are largely responsible for both. What a time to be alive.

40 percent of adults have never heard of climate change.

Climate change is a unique problem in many ways. Unlike any other challenge humankind has previously faced, its responsibility is not shared equally across the world, and its consequences will be felt in the same way- unequally but devastatingly.

How has globalization affected our communities?

Globalization has resulted in the upheaval of traditional structures and cultures and continues to foster the empowerment of Zimbabwean people and to push them up the value chain.

I turned 20 today. If I live to be 80, today I have used up a quarter of my life

Gratitude. I turned twenty today. I feel 18 much like I did yesterday. Except, reflecting on the last year, this is the one word that I feel most completely sums up how I feel- gratitude

Why I do what I do- Adversity and Curiosity

I heard about Harare Start up Weekend from my brother, Takunda, a prominent entrepreneur in the Zimbabwe innovation space.


One of the most fundamental laws of physics, the second law of thermodynamics, or the law of entropy basically states that the general tendency of the universe is to move from order and structure to lack of order, lack of structure.