Tanaka Chingonzo
Wooster, Ohio | [email protected] | (330) 201-6997 | https://github.com/tanakachingonzo
EDUCATION
The College of Wooster
Graduating in June 2021
BA, Computer Science & Sociology Double Major
GPA 3.3/4.0
Scholar, Watson Institute
June 2016
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
PROJECTS
Apply Africa Twitter Bot and Website
May 2018
Built website with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Self-taught CPANEL and Networks database administration.
Configured Mailchimp, YOAST SEO, Facebook and Google Analytics to sign on 1500+ active student
subscribers in 4 months.
Developed a Twitter bot for the website in Python that tweets opportunities for students from JSON files.
SMS Notification Web App Using Twilio API
Dec 2017
Programmed a web notification plugin for the Apply Africa website in Python that accessed the Twilio API
to send out an SMS to a database of registered users when there was a new post.
Increased returning visitors by 7,218% in one month to 2700 weekly visitors.
WORKING EXPERIENCE
Twitter #Early Bird Program for Freshman 2018, Participant
May 2018
Selected as one of 30 students out of 2000+ freshman applicants to attend a five-day immersion program at
Twitter for first-year CS majors focused on professional and technical development, coding, networking,
personal branding, and interview skills.
Built a feature for Twitter with a team of 6 to create and populate a user page with a person’s most frequently
used keywords based on their tweets. Used HTML, CSS, JavaScript to create a demo page for the feature.
College of Wooster NSF Physics REU, Research Assistant
May 2018
Developed a web-based JavaScript timeline of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky chemical reaction using timeline.js
and neatline.js JavaScript frameworks.
Contributed to open-source Timeglider.js Javascript framework on GitHub which can be used to create
interactive, zoomable and scrollable timelines on websites..
Used Latex and Omeka to build the BZ History project.
American Embassy in Zimbabwe, Intern
Aug 2016
Organized college fairs and events for 30+ US colleges, registering 120+ student members and offering
college application and career advice to 120+ Zimbabwean students.
Spark Boulder, Associate Intern,
Jan 2016
Automated customer on-boarding with Zapier and IFTT. Increased new user sign-ups by 2 times.
TECHNICAL SKILLS & COURSES
Programming languages
Courses
Novice: C
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Intermediate: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Data Structures and Algorithms
Python
Imperative Problem Solving
Git
Scientific Computing
Technologies: Linux, Markdown, Jekyll, Ruby, Visual Basic
Languages: English (native), Shona (native), Ndebele (fluent), Kalanga (proficient), Xhosa (elementary)
ADDITIONAL SKILLS & AWARDS
Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference, Steering Committee
Apr 2018
Cleveland Global Shapers, Global Shaper
Aug 2017
College of Wooster, Resident Assistant & Student Government Senator
Aug 2018