Showing posts from February, 2024

Bangkit: Where the Landscape of AI Awaits Your Exploration

A Story of Neisa Hibatillah Alif, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1 Graduate from Informatics Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember According to, 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

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

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

A Story of Roissyah Fernanda Khoiroh, Bangkit 2023 Batch 1  Distinction  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 her 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 dat