Alvin Chitena

Chief Executive Officer - Zim Code

Hi, i'm Alvin Chitena!

Chief Executive Officer - Zim Code

Zimbabwean 🇿🇼   Tech-Education entrepreneur 👨🏿‍💻
Philanthropist 😀   Data lover 💻
aspiring Data Engineer 👨🏾‍🎓
Borrusia Dortmund fan ⚽   Coldplay fan 🎸

email: | phone: +1 860 807 6290



Computer Science & Data Analysis

Wesleyan University (B.A) - May 2019

I am a Senior at Wesleyan. While at Wesleyan, I won the Quip Engineering Diversity Scholarship 2016 and the Davis Projects for Peace Grant 2016 and founded a nonprofit coding school.

Advanced Level Diploma

St. Columba's High School (ZIMSEC A Level) - December 2014

While at St. Columba's, I was a Southern African High Schools Essay Competition Finalist, Editor-In-Chief of the school magazine and school Head-boy from 2013 to 2014. I was one of 37 participants of the United States Student Achiever's Program.

  Work Experience


Data Engineering Intern - May 2018 - Aug 2018

I am currently working on the Video Sharing team, buidling new data sets on Facebook video data.


Data-Education Program Participant - Jan 2018 - February 2018

As a winter intern, I learnt how Agero uses data to drive its business while using data analysis to drive insights and innovation. I participated in a 3-week data analysis challenge competition.


Data Analysis Intern - June 2017 - Aug 2017

I was a member of the Facebook University Analystics Class of 2017, working on big data analysis on the Facebook Pages team.

Wesleyan University Patricelli Center for Social Entreprenuership

Advisory Board Member - Aug 2016 - Aug 2017

Participating in the strategy-planning meetings for the center’s activities, advising Wesleyan students & alumni who seek careers in social entrepreneurship, judging grant competitions and networking for opportunities & internships for students.

Zim Code

Founder & Chief Eexecutive Officer - Jan 2016 - Present

As the Founder and Cheif Executive, I lead the organization in fulfilling its mission, manage a team of 50 and also manage partnerships with funders and partner-institutions.

Wesleyan University Information Technology Services

Training Manager - Jan 2017 - Present

I am in charge of training all I.T Helpdesk student employees and adjusting and maintaining the organizations technical policies and best practices.

Wesleyan University Instructional Media Services

Classroom Support Manager - Jan 2017 - Present

I Manage all Classroom Support student staff, schedule Classroom Support shifts, set up & maintain instructional media equipment in classrooms. I alse create and adjust Wesleyan University Classroom Support policies.



Campus Compact

Newman Civic Fellow - Mar 2018 - Present

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

Clinton Global Initiative University

Program Participant - Oct 2017

I participated in the 10th annual Clinton Global Initiative University Conference held at Northeastern University in Boston.

Chamberlin Endowed Summer Experience Fund

Grant recepient - April 2017

Established in 2016 by Win ’65 and Lee Chamberlin, the Chamberlin Endowed Summer Experience Fund provides grants for students, with demonstrated financial need, who are interested in pursuing opportunities in or related to developing countries.

Quip Engineering Scholarship

Award recepient - Aug 2016

I was one of 10 recipients of the inaugural Quip Engineering Diversity Scholarship.

Davis Projects For Peace

Grant recipient - Apr 2016

Received one of a hundred $10 000 grants awarded annually by the Kathryn Davis Foundation. This was part of the founding capital for Zim Code.

S.A.D.C High School Essay Writing Competition

Finalist - Apr 2014

I was the runner up in the regional competition that features essays written by high school students from 16 African member States of the Southern African Development Community. Essay prompts are about related developmental issues in Southern Africa.

United States Student Achievers Program (USAP)

Scholar - Apr 2014

USAP provides information and resources to aid determined, bright, low-income youth in applying to America's top colleges and universities to produce highly-skilled and liberally-educated leaders for tomorrow’s Zimbabwe. It started in 1999.


       Coding Skills

  • Python
  • SML
  • MySQL
  • Java (Beginner)
  • C++ (Beginner)
  • HTML / CSS / JS


  • Hive
  • Spark
  • Raptor
  • Fixed Granularity Framework
  • Dataswarm