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Leonard Githigi

[email protected]  •  +254795877416  • Nairobi , Kenya

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Date Of Birth: 20/08/1996

Skills


Python

Python Ive Been Using python since i joined campus in 2015 and i am slowly expanding my knowledge through frameworks like django. I also have some experience building facebook messenger bots and tinkering with AI platforms and engines like TensorFlow.


C++ and C

I began to use this language when i joined a team of students to create an autonomous Robot for a competition by Intel on my first semester of campus[September 2015]. Arduino C is a version of C that behaves a lot like C++. Since I have been learning C++ gradually.


Linux    

I began using linux at the beginning of my campus years(2015) and I loved it. Since, I have been using various versions as my main operating system.
I am currently studying for an LPIC-1 Certification. (System Administrator)
This will not only enhance my skill but prove I can work comfortably with Linux.


Experience

Autonomous Robotic Vehicle, September 2015 - February 2016

C,C++

After joining a club in my University called Society Of Engineering Students, I joined a team of six other students competing against four other teams of equal magnitude to create a working autonomous robotic vehicle. The basic idea was to create a robotic vehicle that could navigate an area and avoid obstacles as well as map out a room. Our team succeeded in creating an autonomous vehicle that could avoid obstacles but didn't map out a room. We won the competition and presented the robot at a showcase at the Intel offices in Nairobi, Kenya. I learnt a lot about embedded systems, sensors and applications of mathematical equations in programming.

IT intern , May 2016  - August 2016

Linux,UNIX,bash

After my first year in university, i got the opportunity to intern for a cyber-security startup in Karen,Nairobi,Kenya . There I learnt how basic server networks are configured, how to install operating systems on servers, create and manage Virtual machines and how to host websites on a server using UNIX/Linux systems the whole time. It was a great experience.

Hackathon 2nd Place, Angelhack - March 2017

Python,Flask

Every year a team of people under the organization Angelhack bring a hackathon to Nairobi under an annual event called Nairobi Tech Week. In March 2017, three companies sponsored the hackathon, Facebook , Jumo and GSMA.

We won the AngelHack category at 2nd place for using Facebook Messenger Bot technology to make a health bot that queried for everyday problems, headaches, stomach aches etc.

Intel Students Ambassador for AI - July 2017 to Present

Python

After interviewing I was selected to join the team of student Ambassadors for Intel across the globe. It basically entails being a technical brand Ambassador for the company.
This means
  • Holding events on a technical topic per quarter
  • Engaging students in technical aspects of AI in forums, discussions etc and posting a technical article on a project
  • Wearing branded clothes: i.e t-shirts and hoodies
We use python to program on the intel deep learning sdk, which builds on existing engines and libraries like TensorFlow
 


Andela Students Ambassador for AI - July 2017 to Present


After interviewing I was selected to join the team of student Ambassadors for Andela. It basically entails being a technical brand Ambassador for the company.
This means
  • Holding events on a technical topic per quarter
  • Engaging students in technical aspects of technology, programming in forums, discussions etc and posting a technical article on a project
  • Wearing branded clothes: i.e t-shirts and hoodies
We hold meetups on technology twice a week for a semester and once a month to consolidate the learning that has taken place.
 



Education


Nyeri Good Shepherd Academy, Nyeri,Kenya — Certificate

January 2003 -November 2010


Graduated with an A plain in Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies.


Jomo Kenyatta University, Juja, Kenya - B. Sc. Degree

September 2015 - December 2016


Currently Pursuing Degree in Computer Technology(Engineering)


United States International University - Africa

January 2017 -Present


Currently pursuing a B.Sc. in Applied Computer Technology(Computer Science)



Awards and Certifications

Duke Of Edinburgh Gold Award (2013)

A gold Award by the President Of Kenya by an International Organization called the Duke of Edinburgh International award. It is given after one has achieved certain skills and completed various set

Application Security Analyst Mastery Award (IBM) (2016)

An award by IBM for web application security analysis.


Software Application Development Certification (Emobilis) (2015)

A Certification By Emobilis Institute in Westlands, Kenya. I took the course on Scholarship and I managed to get the certificate. Training on C#, php, html, javascript,  java, css.


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