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A Timorese Gem Who Wants to Educate His Community

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A Story of Adrianus Ragil Indrajaya Korbafo, Bangkit 2022 Student from Universitas Timor “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.” (Jean Vanier, Canadian Philosopher) When most people are studying hard for their own bright future, Adrianus Ragil Indrajaya Korbafo (23) decided to broaden his knowledge in order to educate the youths in his hometown in North Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara. His passion for learning was cultivated solely to build a tech community there so that his fellow Timorese youths can be as excellent as those who study in big cities. Having limited sources of tech learning materials motivated Ragil―that’s what he called―to put more effort into studying IT. He didn’t only ingest insights he gained from campus, but also absorbed any IT information that was milled about on the internet. He became one of +600k subscribers of Sandhika Galih , a YouTuber who lectures about infor

Mission to Support Farmers’ Livelihood in Bali with the Use of Technology

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A Story of I Putu Arya Patrama Khrisna Putra, Bangkit 2022 Student from Agricultural and Biosystem Engineering, Universitas Udayana In 10 years the workforce in the agricultural sector has dropped from 42,46 million to 38,77 million. (BPS, 2021 data) Land conversion and farmers' welfare are among the reasons behind plummeting interest in becoming farmers in Indonesia. I Putu Arya Patrama Khrisna Putra (21) had realized this long ago. As a young Balinese man who grew up on an island with a wealth of rice fields, Arya―that’s what he called―has the vision to protect Bali's agricultural land from further conversions such as malls, villas, and other commercial uses. In bold, he wants to contribute to the welfare of Balinese farmers. The most tangible thing that he can do to realize his vision is to implement his knowledge earned on his campus, Universitas Udayana, and outside-campus, Bangkit. For the farmers’ livelihood, Arya wants to combine technology and agriculture for the good

With Soft Skills, You Can Stand Out from the Crowd

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A Story about William Prabowo, Strategic Partner Manager at Google, Bangkit 2022 Contributor “As much as 77% of employers believe that soft skills are as important as hard skills." (Skill Survey, 2021) When he had just finished his undergraduate studies, William Prabowo (29) personally experienced how important soft skills are. As a graduate of chemical engineering, William knew that soft skills played an important role for him to kick start a career in the tech industry. Had only William relied on hard skills, a chemical engineer like him would have definitely had difficulty in launching his career at Google. However, William understood that in career soft skills are as important, if not more important, than hard skills. Therefore, by maintaining close relationships with his networks, he managed to get referred, interviewed, and got accepted to contribute to Google in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Now that William had started his new position as Strategic Partner Manager at Go

3 Notes for a Future Tech Talent

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A Story about Imre Nagi, Cloud Platform Engineer at Gojek, Bangkit 2022 Contributor A conversation between Bangkit and Imre Nagi (Google Developer Expert Cloud Computing) was rife with points on how to shape students’ career readiness. Another interesting insight from him was the demand-side of companies. Industry desires proven quality among fresh graduates they are going to recruit. What are they? How can we shape our career readiness from now on? Let’s check. A “Tech-influencer” who Wants to Upskill the Next Generation In addition to his role as a Cloud Platform Engineer at Gojek, Imre Nagi also hosts a podcast “ Ngobrolin Startup dan Teknologi .” A few subjects discussed in Imre’s podcast are people's experience at startup, tech at startup, startup’s funding and finance, and also marketing. Released once every two weeks, the podcast invites resource persons from the startup world. In addition to utilizing his podcast, Imre also often shares knowledge through YouTube live strea

Tomi’s Struggle against Life Hardships & Limitations: Anything is Possible

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A Story of Tomi Timutius, Bangkit 2022 Student from Arabic Studies, Universitas Indonesia Failing to achieve a dream is certainly painful for everyone, especially if we've wanted it for a long time. Tomi Timutius (21) felt the same way. He once dreamed of studying IT at a vocational school so that he could immediately work to help his parents. However, he failed a test that apparently declared him as a partial color-blind. Feeling devastated, Tomi had to swallow the fact that his limitations have prevented him to achieve IT dream. The First Member of Family who Went to University Born in a very simple family, Tomi is the first one who studies at university. His loving mother didn’t finish primary school while his father is a daily laborer who never gets the chance to go to school. His older sister is a graduate of a vocational school and works as a receptionist at a restaurant. Despite hardship and challenging economic situations, Tomi’s family strongly encourages and supports Tom

Paving Ways for More Women Participation in Machine Learning

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A Story of Risala Nabila Imani, Bangkit 2022 Student from Universitas Gadjah Mada AI and Machine Learning is at #2 on most increasingly-demanded jobs across industries. (Future of Jobs Survey 2020, World Economy Forum) Becoming a Machine Learning (ML) Engineer is an inspiration to many these days, including Risala Nabila Imani (21). Currently majoring in Mathematics at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Risa believes that female students like her can reach their full potential in this field. Through her participation in several communities, she has been actively encouraging other females to study IT. “We (women) can excel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well!”  Developing Interest on Machine Learning Risa became interested in learning about ML when her campus held a seminar that explained the benefits of using ML. This technology can be used for self-driving cars, medical diagnosis, online fraud detection and many more. Risa thought that if she studies ML, she can c

From Failed Dream to Progress: Learning Android Development in Bangkit

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A Story of Ahmad Fathanah M. Adil, Bangkit 2022 Student from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Hasanuddin “As many as 87% of Indonesian students feel they are in the wrong major.” (Irene Guntur, Educational Psychologist at Integrity Development Flexibility, 2021) Kendari-born Ahmad Fathanah M. Adil (21) felt the same way. Behind his current role as a student of Informatics Engineering, Universitas Hasanuddin, he once actually dreamed of being a soldier. Unfortunately, Ahmad failed two times due to age reasons. Due to this failure, Ahmad followed his parents’ recommendation to study IT at the best public university in Sulawesi. Actually becoming a programmer was not something that Ahmad had ever planned before. He had no idea what the future of an IT expert would look like and he was nervous about everything he would learn. Even Ahmad felt that he was in the wrong place. At that time, he never thought that one day, he would learn to be an Android developer. At First Lagging, Finall