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Life-Transforming Experience from Bangkit Incubation Project

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“Sometimes, you make the right decision; sometimes, you make the decision right.” Phil McGraw Rendy Mahaputra (23) is a Mechatronics student from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) waiting for his graduation ceremony. Coming from Bekasi, Rendy is the eldest of two siblings. He wants to dig his potential as much as possible now that he doesn't have to go after his father's career in a private sector company. Failure is Not the End Rendy once tried to register for Bangkit in 2021 but was unsuccessful. No wonder he is eager to try his luck on the next opportunity, as he firmly believes failure is simply a test of willpower. Learning from his failure, he practiced more in answering trigonometry, integral, and derivative questions before heading to his university. He did this almost every day from 03.00 until 04.00 AM for a few weeks. The result? “I feel grateful to have passed Bangkit 2022 selection after many practices on numerical questions.” Bangkit is a Brilliant Career Path I

“Strike your weakest point to turn your dream into a reality”

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A Story of Andi Abdul Salam Sabil, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics, Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” (Oprah Winfrey, American Talk Show Host) Becoming a tech talent wasn’t just the dream of Andi Abdul Salam Sabil (22). Specifically, Salam’s interest in tinkering with networks made him wish to be a DevOps Engineer. To turn his goals into reality, Salam vigorously equipped himself with the required tech competency since he was in high school. Then, he went further by participating in Bangkit. As a result, Salam’s persistence in living the life of his dreams led him to accomplish his goals. The Dream of Becoming a DevOps Engineer that Always Belonged to Salam Since he was a teenager, Salam, who resided in Makassar, had always aspired to launch a career in DevOps. Therefore, he decided to attend a vocational school, majoring in Computer Network Engineering. After graduating, to pursue his dream, Salam mig

“Get yourself ready before contributing to industry”

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A Story of Muhammad Rifqi Al Furqon, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Gunadarma “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” Horace Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author Becoming a digital talent is the dream of Muhammad Rifqi Al Furqon (21), a student at Universitas Gunadarma, majoring in Informatics Engineering. He did his best to be a ready-to-work tech talent to achieve his goal. Then, Bangkit turned out to be one of Rifqi’s stepstones toward his dream of kickstarting a career in the industry. In Bangkit 2022, Rifqi registered for the Machine Learning path. He was eager to learn in this program because he wanted to be a Data Engineer after graduating. So, after taking 900 hours of journey in Bangkit, Rifqi successfully reaped many from this program. When Bangkit Brought Forth a Bunch of “Cool Seniors” on Campus On campus, Rifqi is a laboratory assistant who actively uses LinkedIn. For Rifqi, this social media plays a significant role in

Overlearning to Go Beyond the Limits

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A Story of Bagja 9102 Kurniawan, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Telkom “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” B. B. King, American Singer Most of us think it’s “the empty container” that needs to be filled with water. When we see the container full, we will stop filling it so the water won’t overflow. Without realizing it, we tend to perceive our minds that way. We’re excited to learn when we feel we don’t know something. However, our learning process stops once we believe our knowledge is sufficient. That principle doesn’t apply to Bagja 9102 Kurniawan (20). Bagja is a Bangkit 2022 Graduate who has been introduced to computers since kindergarten. Because computers were interesting to explore, Bagja aspired to be a tech talent. So he brought that dream to college and decided to study Informatics Engineering at Universitas Telkom. Relentlessly learning about tech isn’t dull for Bagja because, in his opinion, overle

Exploring Machine Learning for Disaster Monitoring

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A Story of Muhammad Faisal Anshory, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” Aristotle If Muhammad Faisal Anshory (22) had been afraid to try new things, maybe he would never be where he is now. Luckily, he was a student who dared to have new experiences. “Learning by doing” is a concept he always applies whenever he drills. Faisal’s learning perseverance led him to an internship opportunity at an intergovernmental coordinating center in South-East Asia. There, he merges his knowledge of geodesy and geomatics with data science. How come? Here is his story! Becoming a Tech Talent was Never in Faisal’s Plan Before Faisal was a Geodesy and Geomatics Student at Institut Teknologi Bandung. Geoscience and things related to natural disasters were subjects that Faisal studied on campus. Therefore, becoming a tech talent has never been in Faisal’s plan. However, the

“Match your behavior with your goals”

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A Story of Siti Fatimah, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Negeri Malang “Take a minute: Look at your goals, look at your performance, see if your behavior matches your goals.” (Kenneth H. Blanchard, American Author) Ensuring her behavior is in line with her goals is something Siti Fatimah (23) has always done. For her, nothing can stop her from achieving her dream of becoming a tech talent, including her family’s difficult economic situation. Carrying the hopes of her single strong mother, Fatimah always strives to give her best in everything she does. Her matched habit with her goals finally led her to become an Android Developer in a company in Jakarta. A Better Future that Fatimah’s Mother Wished for Fatimah is the only daughter of a shoe factory laborer who lives in Lamongan. Her mother was the family’s breadwinner and paid for daily needs and Fatimah’s education. Having a working mother made Fatimah spend most of her time only with her grandmother. E

Striving for Victory at Sea

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A Story about Fishku, One of the Top 15 Product-Based Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2022 “As many as 11.34% of people in the fisheries sector are classified as poor. This percentage is higher than the restaurant service sector (5.56%), building construction (9.86%), and waste management (9.62%).” (Prof. Dr. Zuzy Anna, Professor of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at Universitas Padjadjaran, 2017) Looking at the survey conducted by Prof. Dr. Zuzy Anna and her team above, we can conclude that the “victory” in the economy has not yet belonged to the fishermen at sea. Nevertheless, Indonesia is a maritime country with a wealth of marine resources that can improve fishermen’s financial state if we know how to empower them. This has caught the attention of Fishku, one of the Top 15 Teams in the Bangkit 2022 Product-Based Capstone Project. Consisting of six core members from three different universities, this team was united for the same purpose: To bring better economic livelihood