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Stay Persistent in Pursuing Dreams

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A Story of Raihan Nugroho Jauhari, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Computer Science, Universitas Mercu Buana Not everyone starts at the same starting line in the race toward their dreams. Some have a running head start, equipped with abundant resources and support. In contrast, others must dig deep and forge their path, often facing uphill battles like Raihan Nugroho Jauhari (24), a man from Ngrayun, Ponorogo, East Java. From his parents, who ran a grocery store, Raihan inherited nothing but perseverance and grit. His father and mother’s spirit of “try hard” instilled in him and made him understand that chasing dreams requires relentless effort. Therefore, once Raihan discovered that thriving in tech was his true calling, he channeled his tenacious effort into learning. Raihan’s learning journey unfolded when he became a Bangkit 2021 cohort, diving deep into Machine Learning. Following his participation in Bangkit, various doors began to creak open, revealing exciting career prospects. Here

Bangkit: Where the Landscape of AI Awaits Your Exploration

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A Story of Neisa Hibatillah Alif, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember According to womenintech.co.uk, women comprise 22% of the global Artificial intelligence (AI) workforce. One of these women is Neisa Hibatillah Alif (21), from Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. This Informatics Engineering student at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya (ITS) was interested in this cutting-edge subject because of its job prospects. Eager to build a strong foundation in AI, Neisa–that’s what she called–sought the perfect place to hone her skills through courses and practical experience with real-time projects. In the middle of her journey, Neisa found Bangkit, a career readiness program from Google, supported by leading tech industries such as GoTo, Tokopedia, and Traveloka. After 900 hours of learning, she gained many, from comprehensive technical skills to the confidence to pursue her dreams. So, how was Neisa's journey of becoming on

If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

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A Story of Kenrick Tandrian, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Information Systems, Universitas Pelita Harapan “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Carl Sagan What ignites a passion? How do we nurture it? Kenrick Tandrian (22), who has an undeniable fascination with tech, seemed to have the answer. When tech holds a real grip on Ken’s imagination–that’s what he’s called, the eldest of three starts to devour anything tech-related. Driven by his love for tech, Kenrick decided to go to Universitas Pelita Harapan to major in Information Systems. Then, his thirst for knowledge led him to off-campus courses like Dicoding. To nurture his interest in tech, Kenrick decided to join Bangkit 2022. After graduating from Bangkit and earning a Bachelor of Information Technology, he headed on to Google and became a Noogler. Kenrick revealed that his spirit of continuous learning played a significant role in kickstarting his career. How was Kenrick’s journey? Let's dive in! Finding

The Survival Drive Can Always Be the Best Motivation

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A Story of Hanifan Rizki Nurahman, Bangkit 2020 Graduate from Statistics, Universitas Padjadjaran “Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.” – James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits Everyone has dreams, but not everyone has a smooth path to achieving them. Hanifan Rizki Nurahman’s (25) story falls under the second category. Being partially colorblind posed challenges to his wishes of studying in a vocational school. However, the condition didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. Although he had to attend a regular high school due to his condition, his enthusiasm for learning remained bright. He believed those who embraced the process and rose from setbacks were likelier to achieve their dream. This is the story of Hanif, whose commitment to achieving his dream can inspire us. Nothing Could Limit Hanifan’s Steps Toward His Dreams Hanif–that’s what he’s called, is the second son of three siblings from a pair of self-employed parents who have always su

My Physical Condition Is Not a Barrier to My Ambition

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A Story of Roissyah Fernanda Khoiroh, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Statistics, Universitas Terbuka Paulo Coelho once wrote in The Alchemist: “When you really desire something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Roissyah Fernanda Khoiroh (24) fully understands this. Once an able-bodied person, one day, an accident tore down her “universe,” marking the change that from that moment on, she had to rely on a wheelchair for mobility. It wasn’t easy for Nanda―that’s what she’s called. However, she believed that, ultimately, things would work out for the good, as she put her faith in a divine plan. Fueled by her dreams, Nanda was determined to rise above this obstacle and become the best version of herself. Seeing that his physical condition wasn’t a barrier to her ambition, Nanda pursued higher education at Universitas Terbuka, majoring in Statistics. As the time went by, her interest in Machine Learning bloomed. It made her aspire to work in the data field and le

Take a Leap of Faith, Rini!

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A Story of Rini Aprilianty Riadi, Bangkit 2021 Graduate from Statistics, Universitas Islam Indonesia “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr. With perseverance, everyone can push through life’s trials and get what they want. This spirit also resonated with Rini Aprilianty Riadi (24), a Statistics graduate from Universitas Islam Indonesia who was eager to learn Cloud Computing in Bangkit 2021. As a non-IT student, Rini realized she needed to adjust to this industry demand. So, when Bangkit knocked on her door and offered the opportunity, only one call crossed Rini’s mind, “Just take a leap of faith!” After Bangkit, she made a brilliant career in tech. So, how was Rini’s struggle in paving the way to her desired career? Let’s read her full story! Stepping Out from the Comfort Zone Born in Palangkaraya, Rini is the middle child and the only daughter of three sibl

Don’t Let Self-Doubt Hold You Back from Pursuing Your Dream

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A Story of Nuril Hidayati, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Geographic Information Systems, Universitas Gadjah Mada “Success is sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” - Robert Collier Anyone can become a tech talent if they have the passion, dedication, and hard work that Nuril Hidayati (23) has. The daughter of a carpenter proved that anyone, especially women and those with non-IT backgrounds, can reach their full potential in this field. Nuril–that’s what she called–was a Geographic Information Systems Student at Universitas Gadjah Mada who was eager to learn Machine Learning in Bangkit 2022. Despite having no prior experience in tech, Nuril was confident with her learning process. However, to be a Machine Learning expert, she had to push herself. Overcoming her insecurities and making continuous improvements every day were two things Nuril had to do to get what she wanted. Did she manage to do that? Let’s read her full story! Having Underprivileged Background Didn’t Discourag