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Obtaining 2 Google Certifications, Then Pursuing an International Career

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A Story of Ahmad Emir Alfatah, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Computer Science, Universitas Sriwijaya Graduating from Bangkit paves the way for students throughout Indonesia to achieve their goals. Some of them want to kickstart their career in well-known tech companies; others aspire to develop innovations that generate an impact on many people. Ahmad Emir Alfatah (22) is a graduate who got both. In Bangkit, he managed to earn two Google certifications; TensorFlow Developer (TFD) and Associate Android Developer (AAD). Later, he was also accepted at a well-known tech company. Ahmad could obtain these two things because of his perseverance in studying in Bangkit. He didn’t only participate in Bangkit in 2021 but also took part in Bangkit 2020. Upon graduating from both, Ahmad obtained Google Associate Android Developer and Tensorflow Developer certifications. No wonder now he's part of the Singapore Team of Shopee. Had an Early Starting Line Nobody didn’t have a close relationship with

3 Tips for Internships at Reputable Companies

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A Story of Bisma Satria Nugraha, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Geomatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya “All big things come from small beginnings. The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision.” (James Clear, Atomic Habits) As a reader and fan of Atomic Habits , Bisma Satria Nugraha (21) isn’t just attached to the quote above. He has also manifested these words in his daily life since long ago. Bisma strived to make good progress, as much as 1% daily. This was because he had to take a detour to reach the finish line of his dream tech career. He had a long way to go because he didn’t come from an IT background. Departing from the geomatics engineering sector, Bisma took steps steadily. Finally, he gained working experience in three tech companies before earning his bachelor's degree. Made Time to Make Progress Like people who aspire to kickstart a career in tech, Bisma planned to study informatics engineering or information systems once he graduated fro

No Dreams are Too High

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A Story of Aditya Purnama, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Information Technology, Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Bandung “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt, the First Lady of the United States (1933-1945) Every person has a way of pursuing their dream. Some have smooth and windless roads, while others must deal with steep roads. For Aditya Purnama (27), the second path fits the twists and turns of his struggle. Aditya started his career as a laborer in a textile factory in Kabupaten Bandung. While in charge of redrawing patterns on cloth for so long, Aditya harbored a desire to provide a decent living for his family. Moreover, he knew he carried a huge responsibility as the eldest son. Quit College, Then Worked as a Textile Laborer Aditya is the eldest of three children. His first sibling had just graduated from high school, while the youngest was still in middle school. Aditya's father worked as security at a textile factory named PT K

Bangkit as Innovation Enabler

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A Story of Dara Mulia, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Information Technology, Universitas Gunadarma “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor of the Light Bulb Ideas and innovations are two of many indicators of Bangkit’s success. Therefore, producing high-caliber digital talents eager to push the frontiers is one of Bangkit’s missions. Dara Mulia (25), as a Bangkit 2021 graduate, succeeded in achieving this standard. While participating in Bangkit, she was chosen to be a Fellow for Stanford University Innovation Fellows representing her campus, Universitas Gunadarma. Returning to Indonesia from the US, Dara and her team came up with an impactful idea for the educational institution where she studied. Let’s check how it went! Unlocked the Most Awaited Achievement Dara is a student from Universitas Gunadarma, majoring in IT. Becoming an entrepreneur who utilizes tech advances was part of Dara's dream. Therefore, she was excited when she saw the emergen

Bacara: Articulating Hearing- and Speech-Impaired’s Hope

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The number of speech-impaired in Indonesia is 6.9 million people, while the number of hearing-impaired is 19 million. (Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, 2019) Like most other humans, the speech-impaired (Teman Bisu) and hearing-impaired (Teman Tuli) also need to communicate with others. Articulating their intention is part of the communication process. However, what they want to say can only be conveyed through sign language. Therefore, with his peers, Thomas Ken Ronaldi (22) decided to create an app to help Teman Bisu and Teman Tuli articulate their intent named Bacara. As a result, Bacara managed to get into the Top 15 Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2021. Bangkit: Not a Haphazard Program Ken―that’s what he is called―is a regular Electronics and Communications Engineering student from Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa (ITHB). He has been interested in IT since he was in high school. His passion for IT strengthened when he was in college, and he learned about Machi

In Memoriam: Emmeril Kahn Mumtadz

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“Saya ingin ikut Bangkit agar dapat sertifikasi Google untuk bekal S2” (Emmeril Kahn Mumtadz, tentang tujuannya mengikuti Bangkit) Emmeril Kahn Mumtadz (1999-2022) berpulang tidak hanya diiringi doa-doa dari orang terkasih, tetapi juga meninggalkan kenangan baik bagi mereka yang bersentuhan dengannya secara langsung maupun tidak. Bangkit Academy juga menyimpan memori tersendiri mengenai almarhum sebagai salah seorang siswa alur belajar Machine Learning (ML) tahun ini. Belajar Machine Learning Karena Tertarik dengan Dunia Robotik Di Bangkit 2022 Alm. Eril merupakan bagian dari kelas ML-18 yang mengumpulkan mahasiswa-mahasiswi seluruh Indonesia dengan minat terhadap pembelajaran mesin. Pada kelas tersebut, ada Mellania Permata Sylvie (22), seorang Mahasiswi Universitas Trunojoyo Madura serta lulusan Bangkit 2021 yang ditugaskan untuk menjadi fasilitator kelas. Mellania menginisiasi sebuah sesi perkenalan antar siswa ML-18 di Google Classroom saat program baru dimulai. Ingin mencoba berba

Reaping Benefits of Contributing to Bangkit

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A Story about Yehezkiel Gunawan, Front-End Engineer at Bobobox, Bangkit 2022 Contributor “Be involved; be informed. Make meaningful contributions to society through service and involvement.” (M. Russel Ballard, American Businessman) Who says that the act of giving only benefits the receiver? Giving his best dedication as an instructor from last year to Bangkit, Yehezkiel Gunawan (24) instead became someone who received a lot from his contributions. Teaching in Bangkit made Yehez―that’s what he called―encourage students to grow and successfully develop himself. Starting his teaching journey by becoming a lab assistant who was a bit stiff when talking, Yehez now is an instructor for a considerable educational program initiated by Google, with excellent communication skills. This is the story of Yehez. Everyone Has a Different Learning Approach Since he was in college, Yehez has been involved in teaching activities. He started his journey as a Laboratory Assistant, who almost has the same