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“Life hardships pave my way to getting IDR 140 million incubation funds”

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A Story of Nuryadin Abutani, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Bandung “A good half of the art of living is resilience.” (Alain de Botton, British Philosopher) The word “resilience” is something that might sound familiar to Nuryadin Abutani (21), an Informatics Engineering Student at Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Bandung. However, the difficulties in his life pushed him to be a tough person or a resilient one, to be exact. How come? It is because an exceptional single mother raised Nuryadin and his six siblings. Even though life gave him a lemon, Nuryadin tried to make lemonade by not giving up on his dream. His limitations are not a hindrance for him in giving his best. Nuryadin is always willing to do anything for his family’s better future. He didn’t hesitate to stay in a chicken coop to study comfortably in Bangkit. So, what did Nuryadin get after struggling twice as hard in this program? Raised by a Super Woman Living in Desa Padasuka, Kabupat

Learning from Scratch then Earning TFD Certification

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A Story of Riza Isna Khoirun Nisa, Bangkit 2022 Student from Mathematics, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta “Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” (Angela Duckworth, Author of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance) Angela Duckworth’s quote above concludes that enthusiasm is indeed something familiar, while a person’s resilience to pursue the dream is considered extraordinary. This kind of perseverance is owned by Riza Isna Khoirun Nisa (22), a student at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, majoring in Mathematics. Since long ago, Riza has been interested in learning about technology. Unfortunately, her steps were hindered by her failure to be accepted at a state university after graduating high school. After one year, she continued her studies at her current university. At that time, she thought her IT dream was over. However, studying mathematics brought her closer to her wish, plunging into the world of technology. A Writer Who is Intrigued by Data Besides technology, other things

Relying on Internet Cafe(s) to Give the Best in Bangkit

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A Story of Agung Izzul Haq, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Electrical Engineering, Universitas Telkom “Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” (Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI) Working twice as hard as his peers was something that Agung Izzul Haq (21) did. He wasn’t like other Bangkit cohorts who could decide for themselves when and where they wanted to study. The economic difficulties of Agung’s family made him unable to afford a laptop. Therefore, to learn in Bangkit, Agung relied on computers in the campus laboratory or internet cafe. His perseverance resulted in his capstone project team’s success in getting into the Top 15 Product-Based Capstone Projects. Accustomed to Becoming Scholarship Awardee With his family, Agung is living in Desa Limbangan, Kecamatan Losari, Kabupaten Cirebon. He has an older brother with speech impairment and a younger sister still in high school. His brother’s condition makes Agung the fir

“Great achievements take time”

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A Story of Nauval Muhammad Firdaus, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Information Technlogy, Universitas Bina Nusantara "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." (Pele, a Brazilian Soccer Player) Many of us certainly know that success is driven by many factors. Although luck can be one of the determinants of it, success more often happens because of perseverance and other factors mentioned above by the football legend Pele. However, for Nauval Muhammad Firdaus (21), his persistence primarily determines his success. Nauval is one of Bangkit 2022 Distinction Graduates. He earned several achievements after graduating from this program, and his success allowed him to share his story through a valedictorian speech at Bangkit 2022 Graduation . Nevertheless, Nauval did encounter obstacles while pursuing his goals before he seized it all. Let’s know more about Nauval! Going to Univer

Bangkit: When Tech and Soft Skills Come in One Package

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A Story of Fachirah Hestiana Rachmawati, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Computer Science, Institut Pertanian Bogor “Soft skills get little respect, but they will make or break your career.” (Peggy Klaus, American Author) Seeing the significance of soft skills, Fachirah Hestiana Rachmawati (22) didn’t underestimate the power of this complementary competence. Although Ama―that’s what she is called―comes from a computer science background, she understands that to be a ready-to-work tech talent, Ama needs to equip herself with a good grasp of social skills. Therefore, since Ama went to college, she has been actively involved in various organizations that broadened her horizons. Then, amid a mountain of Ama’s activities to hone her technical and social skills, she found Bangkit. She saw this program as a complete package; a well-structured tech curriculum and applicable soft skills. So she didn’t think twice about signing up for Bangkit 2021 then. Seeing the Importance of Social Skills for Tech

“Remember that you are always bigger than your problems”

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A Story of Amar Luthfi, Bangkit 2022 Student from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis As C.S. Lewis said through his quote, life seems to prepare something extraordinary for Amar Luthfi (22). Born in a modest family, Amar―that’s what he called―encountered challenging obstacles in pursuing his dream. He simply wanted to be a tech talent capable enough to launch his career once he graduated college. However, the difficulty in Amar’s life pushed him to make a tremendous effort to survive and get closer to his goals. One day, Amar found Bangkit. Through this program, he didn’t only derive abundant tech knowledge from experts but also discovered the true meaning of resilience. As a result, Bangkit transformed and made him realize that he is always bigger than his problems. Born from Persevering Parents Some are born to affluent parents, while others are born to persevere parents who a

Bangkit: A Gold Standard Initiative that Bridges Students with International Program

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Maclaurin Hutagalung, BE, M.Sc, Ph.D., Bangkit PIC for Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa, on Bangkit 2021 as the Selector of Stanford University Innovation Fellows “In 2021, Bangkit selected approximately 60 students from Indonesia for Stanford University Innovation Fellows.” (Bapak Maclaurin Hutagalung, BE, M.Sc, Ph.D., Bangkit PIC for Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa) Since 2021, Bangkit has contributed to the birth of +3,000 high-caliber digital talents. It also acted as a selector for the Stanford University Innovation Fellows (UIF). In this event, students from different parts of the world assemble and improve their creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Maclaurin Hutagalung (41), or as his students always call him, “Pak Mac,” is the Bangkit PIC for Institut Teknologi Harapan Bangsa (ITHB), whose institution was one of the campuses that dispatched its fellows to the Silicon Valley Meetup in California, United States. This event brought together the fellows and UIF faculty