Tanaka Chingonzo
[email protected] | 3302016997 |
Linkedin.com/in/tanakachingonzo | tanaka.co.zw
EDUCATION
The College of Wooster Wooster, USA
BA, Computer Science & Sociology Double Major 2017-2021
Key Coursework: CSCI-10000-01 (21968) Scientific Computing, CSCI-11000-01 (23110) Imperative
Problem Solving, IDPT-19916-01 (23722) An Intro to Digital Humanities
Scholar, Watson Institute Boulder, USA
Certificate in Entrepreneurship June-May 2016
ZRP High School Harare, Zimbabwe
Cambridge Advanced Learner's award for Top in Zimbabwe for English June 2013
CONFERENCES AND AWARDS
Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities Conference at Hope College February 2018
Global Engagement Summit, Northwestern University, Chicago February 2016
Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado March 2016
Golden Startup Showcase Fellow, Golden, Colorado April 2016
Tech Fest Volunteer Organizer, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe March 2017
Harare Startup Weekend, Zimbabwe May 2014, 2015
Under 30 Changemakers Stories of Purpose December 2016
EXPERIENCE
Information and Technology College of Wooster, IT Web Technician August 2017-present
Hosting GitHub version control workshops, computer troubleshooting,
Intern, American Embassy in Zimbabwe August 2016-2017
Organizing 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.
Associate intern, Spark Boulder, Boulder January-May 2016
Communicating at the front desk and leading member registration onto the members database.
Using Google Forms, distributing surveys and automating customer onboarding with Zapier and
IFTT. Increased user signups by 2X.
SKILLS
Technology: C, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, Python, Linux, Git, Markdown, Jekyll
Languages: English (fluent/native), Shona(native), Ndebele (fluent)
VOLUNTEER AND STARTUP EXPERIENCE
Microsoft Student Partner, Microsoft Africa, Zimbabwe October 2015-2016
Organizing and facilitating 2 Microsoft product demonstrations and training students in MSDN
Microsoft Tools and Software. Training 32 students in Microsoft products, coding, web
development basics at Hour of Code event in collaboration with Code.Org
Global Shaper, Cleveland Global Shapers, USA August 2017-present
Global Shaper, Harare Global Shapers, Zimbabwe August 2016-2017
Founder and Developer, Apply Africa, Zimbabwe August 2016-2018
Built website initially with HTML & CSS, and then with PHP on WordPress. Self-taught CPANEL
and Networks database tables. Used Mailchimp, YOAST SEO for Search Engine Optimization and
Facebook and Google Analytics to sign on 1500+ active student subscribers in 4 months.
Founder and Lead Developer, The Pamwe foundation platform May 2015-2017
Developing www.rezident.co.zw website using HTML, CSS bootstrap, and JavaScript. Raising $3500+
dollars in funding for the platform.
Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement Zimbabwe January 2015
Managing directors and company employees and chairing Annual General Meetings. Raising $2000
dollars from sale of floor polish manufactured from plastic.