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“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

“Take the plunge!”

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A Story of Arifah Afdila Atmaja, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Statistics, Institut Pertanian Bogor “If you don’t make bold moves, the world doesn’t move forward.” (Richard Branson, British Entrepreneur) Before her horizon was broadened, Arifah Afdila Atmaja (22) was a Statistic Student at Institut Pertanian Bogor. She thought education from a formal institution was more than enough to prepare her to kickstart her career. Yet, as time passed, Arifah realized that the job market demanded something else. The current highest-sought talent comes from the IT realm. Therefore, as a non-IT student, Arifah perceived that she needed to adjust to this industry demand. So, when Bangkit came into her life and offered the opportunity for thousands of Indonesian students from various majors to study tech for free, there was only one call that crossed Arifah’s mind, “Take the plunge!” A Prospective Fresh Graduate who Thought About Her Future Before Bangkit, Arifah was a senior-year student who thought a

Working Wholeheartedly is a Key to Being the #1

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A Story about Ambroise, One of the Top 15 Product-Based Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2022 “Believe in yourself, listen to your gut, and do what you love.” (Dylan Lauren, American Businesswoman) Sometimes we see ambition as the only way to achieve what we want. It often makes us hurry and impatient to get the results we’ve been expecting. But, unfortunately, the magnitude of ambition only occasionally helps us reach our goals. The Ambroise team understands this well. They are one of the groups that made it into the Top 15 Product-Based Capstone Projects in Bangkit 2022. Ambroise has never had the ambition to be the best. The most important thing for them is to work on their capstone project wholeheartedly. Who would have thought Ambroise’s sincerity in carrying out their duty led them to be the highest point earner in two consecutive monthly assessments in Bangkit Incubation Program? Ambroise: Unique and Worth of a Business Ambroise is a super app with some excellent features: Hairstyle

Have Big Dreams You’ll Grow into Them

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A Story of Setiawan Bayu Pratama, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics and Computer Engineering Education, Universitas Negeri Malang “When you hit an obstacle, do not mourn it. Because it provides growth opportunities.” (Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank) Having a big dream was something that Setiawan Bayu Pratama (23) didn’t dare to do. Instead, his family’s economic condition gave him a reasonably simple wish. Bayu wanted to graduate from vocational school immediately, get a job, and help his parents meet their daily needs. However, fate said otherwise. Now, Bayu is in a place he’d never imagined before. He has successfully graduated from university and been hired by a unicorn as a Software Engineer. A Farmer’s Son with Outstanding Performance Bayu comes from a modest family in Malang. His father is a farmer who sometimes works odd jobs, from making furniture to becoming a construction worker. Bayu’s mother is a factory laborer whose job is to sew shoes. The family’s financial situati

Reach for the Stars, Ayu!

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A Story of Ayu Anggraini, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Universitas Pamulang “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” (Audrey Hepburn, British Actress) Strong and tough words best describe Ayu Anggraini (22), an Informatics Engineering Student at Universitas Pamulang. Since she was a child, Ayu has lived with her younger sister and grandmother, whom she calls “Mama.” From Mama, Ayu understands what it means to be strong and tough. “Go where your heart takes you and always be responsible for your choices” is a message that Ayu remembers the most from Mama. So, when her heart took her to Bangkit, Ayu didn’t stop giving her best until she graduated and obtained the Google TensorFlow Developer certification. Mama: The Toughest Figure in Ayu’s Life In Depok, Ayu lives with her family, which consists of three people―Ayu, her

"Never give up on a battle that hasn't happened yet"

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A Story of M. Rafli Julian, Bangkit 2022 Graduate from Electrical Engineering, Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” (Thomas Alva Edison, American Inventor) There is no such thing as life without obstacles, and so is M. Rafli Julian’s (21) life. However, the numerous challenges that came into and got out of his life made Rafli―that’s what he’s called―unfamiliar with the word “surrender.” He agrees with Edison’s statement above about triumph that can happen if we keep trying and never give up. If Rafli decided to concede defeat in life, he would never be certified and hired after graduating from Bangkit. Live from Selling His Mother’s Cake Rafli and his family live in Kabupaten Lampung Selatan. He is the second of three children. His father was formerly a cocoa farmer, but not long after, Rafli’s father’s crops were affected by plant disease, and this made him a corn farmer. Unfortu