Tanaka Chingonzo
[email protected] | 3302016997 | linkedin.com/in/tanakachingonzo | tanaka.co.zw
EDUCATION
The College of Wooster Graduating in Jun 2021
BA, Computer Science & Sociology Double Major GPA 3.3/4.0
Scholar, Watson Institute Jun 2016
Certificate in Entrepreneurship
Cambridge GCE Certificate 2013- 2015
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 a 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 timeline of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction using timeline.js and
neatline.js JavaScript frameworks.
Created documents with latex for collections, items and exhibits and published them using Omeka web
publishing tool.
College of Wooster, IT Web Technician Aug 2017
Answered students and faculty technology questions. Advised on the use of tools like Github, Latex, Omeka.
American Embassy in Zimbabwe, Intern Aug 2016
Organized College fairs and events for 30+ US colleges and registering 120+ student members and
offering college application and career advice to 120+ Zimbabwean students. Using Canva, GIMP
and Illustrator creatively to design promotional materials.
Spark Boulder, Associate intern, Boulder Jan 2016
Automated customer on-boarding with Zapier and IFTT. Increased new user sign-ups by 2X
Microsoft Africa, Microsoft Student Partner,, Zimbabwe
Oct 2015
Instructed 2 Microsoft product demonstrations and training workshops for students.
Trained 32 students in web development basics at Hour of Code event in collaboration with Code.Org
PROJECTS
Apply Africa, Founder and Developer, Zimbabwe Aug 2016
Built website initially with HTML & CSS, and then with PHP on WordPress. Self-taught CPANEL
and Networks database administration. Used Mailchimp, YOAST SEO for Search Engine Optimization
and Facebook and Google Analytics to sign on 1500+ active student subscribers in 4 months.
The Pamwe foundation platform, Founder and Lead Developer May 2015
Developing www.rezident.co.zw website using HTML, CSS, bootstrap, and JavaScript. Raising $3500+
dollars in funding for the platform.
TECHNICAL SKILLS & COURSES
Programming languages Courses
Intermediate: Introduction to Digital Humanities
C Scientific Computing
HTML, CSS, Javascript Imperative Problem Solving
Python Data Structures and Algorithms
Technologies: Linux, Git, Markdown, Jekyll, Git, Ruby, Visual Basic
Languages: English, Shona(native), Ndebele (fluent)
LEADERSHIP, CONFERENCES & AWARDS
Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference, Steering Committee Apr 2018
Global Engagement Summit, Northwestern University, Chicago Mar 2018
Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado Mar 2016
Golden Startup Showcase Fellow, Golden, Colorado Apr 2016
Under 30 Change makers Stories of Purpose Award Dec 2016
College of Wooster Department of Residence Life, Resident Assistant Aug 2018
Cleveland Global Shapers, Global Shaper, Aug 2017
Cambridge Advanced Learner's award for Top in Zimbabwe for English Jun 2013