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A Deliveryman Who Became an IT Staff at the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia

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A Story of Dwiki Ahma Maulana, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Dian Nuswantoro “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” (John F. Kennedy) When many youths can quickly achieve their IT dreams thanks to their privilege, Dwiki Ahma Maulana (24) must fight twice as hard to pursue his. Born to parents who worked as laborers, Dwiki was uncertain about continuing his study at university. In his mind, he only wanted to go to vocational school for four years, then graduate with a diploma to get to work soon. However, the universe showed Dwiki another way. While undergoing an internship program in his senior year of vocational school, Dwiki raised money. Then he enrolled in the Department of Informatics Engineering at Universitas Dian Nuswantoro, which led him to meet Bangkit. Who would have thought that Bangkit increased Dwiki’s self-confidence to be successfully hired as an IT Staff at the Cabinet Secretariat of the Repub

"Bangkit has empowered me to help high school students unleash their potential."

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A Story of Aviel Singkop Naftali, Bangkit 2022 Student from Computer Science, Universitas Bina Nusantara In their twenties, most people are busy making their dreams come true. However, Aviel Singkop Naftali (21) chose his path. He went ahead and has been busy realizing the dreams of many high school students in continuing education at a reputable university. Through an online learning platform he built with his high school friends, Aviel helps many students who want to join tutoring programs but are underfunded. To provide the best learning experiences for students, Aviel decided to learn Cloud Computing (CC) in Bangkit. He wants to make the students' dreams of studying at their dream university come true. Embarked On His Journey with Gaining Many Achievements Aviel's participation in innovation and computer science competitions with two friends marked his high school years. He and his team often won these competitions, at the city, national, to international levels. In every m

“The More We Teach, The More Expert We Become”

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A Story about Muhammad Furqan, Senior Software Engineer - Android at Tokopedia, Bangkit 2022 Contributor “To teach is to learn twice over.” (Joseph Joubert, French Essayist) Joseph Joubert’s quote above seems to resonate with Muhammad Furqan's (27) vision of teaching. Since Furqan―that’s what he called―was an Informatics Student at Universitas Syiah Kuala, he has had a passion for education because of the value he holds the most in his life. Served as Laboratory Assistant on his campus once, Furqan believes that someone who reaped the most benefits from teaching is the teacher itself because the best method of learning is by teaching. Anyone Can Be a Teacher and a Learner Furqan is a Senior Software Engineer - Android at Tokopedia who has been familiar with Bangkit since 2021. He heard about this information from an Android engineer group in his office. Then his superior announced an opportunity for employees to contribute to Bangkit as an instructor. Considering teaching is one of

Being the Most Reliable Talent After Graduated with Distinction

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A Story of Garry Putranto Arimurti, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Telecommunications Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” (Jim Rohn, American Entrepreneur) As many as 3,000 students across Indonesia were highly-spirited in signing up for Bangkit. Although many of them learned in Bangkit vigorously, only 10% of the students deserved to be named “Graduate with Distinction.” Garry Putranto Arimurti (23) managed to earn this predicate. Garry didn’t only obtain the “Graduate with Distinction” title but also was successfully hired by one of the Indonesian leading private banks. Not long after Garry had just started his first job, he was trusted to play an essential role in his team as the person in charge. The Elevator Pitch Class that Improved Garry’s Communication Skill Garry is an Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) graduate majoring in Telecommunications Engineering. He was interested in the world of cloud computing (CC). Therefo

Bangkit as the Gateway of More Promising Opportunities

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A Story of Valensio Leonard, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Industrial Engineering, Universitas Katolik Parahyangan “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” (Milton Berle, American Actor) Following the quote above, Valensio Leonard (22) didn’t waste his time anticipating the opportunity to come over. Instead, he built his door that connects him to more exciting experiences by joining Bangkit. Graduating from Bangkit led him to many important events that helped him enhance his career readiness. From learning Machine Learning (ML) to being awarded an international scholarship, Leonard―that’s what he called―is now hired by an e-investment company as a full-time Data Analyst while waiting for his college graduation. Convinced to Go Further with Data by Bangkit Leonard is an 8th-semester undergraduate student at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (Unpar), majoring in Industrial Engineering. On his campus, he studied programming for a while, but only the basics. This experience provoked Leonar

Became a Security to Ojek Driver to Chase the IT Dream

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A Story of Luthfirrahman Dzulkarnain, Bangkit 2022 Student from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Indraprasta PGRI “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” (John Wooden, American Basketball Coach, and Player) Speaking of dreams, Luthfirrahman Dzulkarnain (25) is someone who decided not to give up on his dreams. Instead, he aspires to be a tech expert with a promising career so that he can provide a decent life for his family. To keep pursuing this dream, Dzul―that’s what he called―worked while studying. Apart from carrying out his duty as a computer programming student, Dzul also works as an “ojek” driver. Previously, he also was hired by a private bank as a security guard. He did this to pay for his education and support his family’s needs. This is the story of Dzuli's struggle as a Bangkit cohort who wants to pursue his dream. Encouraged by Supervisor to Have Higher Education Growing up in a modest family, Dzul lives in Depok with his family. His fat

Machine Learning for the Decent Life of Disabled

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A Story of Moses Andrian, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Biomedical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya “More than 30 million Indonesians have disabilities.” (Indonesian National Socio-Economic Survey (Susesnas), 2018) From the survey results above, we can conclude that there are quite a few people with disabilities in Indonesia. This disability includes intellectual, mental, sensory, and even physical impairment. The type of disability that becomes a concern for Moses Andrian (23) is a physical disability. Moses is a Biomedical Engineering graduate from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya (ITS Surabaya), who formerly studied in Bangkit 2021, Machine Learning (ML) path. His acquired knowledge inspired him to research tech and health. He believed that the excellence of ML can provide welfare to people with physical impairment. Bangkit; Weighty Program & Applicable Insights Programming isn’t unfamiliar to Moses, considering that the biomedical field he stud