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Software Developer. Average Salary of an IT Person in Indonesia – by Alfian Dharma Kusuma , Intern Junior Content Writer at Dicoding The Spirit of Bangkit 2021: Never Give Up “Perseverance is the key to success.” We often hear that sentence. Figures such as Steve Jobs, and Angela Duckworth often resonate with the idea. Perseverance refers to a person’s quality of continuing with something even though it is difficult. Or, put it into Malcolm Gladwell’s words: . ”..work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.” (Gladwell, Outlier) Never Give Up The above seems so relatable to various challenges we face each day. We can always opt to quit or run away from difficulties since it is easier to do so.

But instead, we never give up

We keep on trying to pursue our goals, no matter how hard. Also in Bangkit, with more challenging assignments and Capstone Project, we hope that your never-give-up spirit is put into practice. Be prepared for a more exciting ride through June 2021 (end of Bangkit), and beyond. To shed a light on how perseverance might look like in Bangkit, here’s a story of M. Taufiq Hidayat, student from Mobile Development learning path from STMIK ws database Handayani Makassar. After 2 Years of Trying, Finally Completed Android Class For the past 2 (two) years Taufiq had been trying to complete the “Belajar Fundamental Aplikasi Android” class in Dicoding to no avail. “Always a dropped out student,” he recalled. It was “far too difficult.” He referred to “trauma of failure” that once bogged him down. It prevented him from finishing the Class that he had started. According to him, initially it felt overly difficult to grasp “killer materials” such as Livedata,viewModel, MVVM Design Pattern and Retrofit, among others.

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As he watched his friends, one by one, graduating from this Medium-level Android class with flying colors. “What about me??” regretted him once. Hope emerges upon his successful application to Bangkit. Bangkit is a career readiness program led by Google and supported by Gojek, Tokopedia, and Traveloka (founding partners from industry), as well School Email List as Deeptech (partner from non-profit organization). Falls under Kampus Merdeka initiative, Bangkit is fully supported by Dirjen Pendidikan Tinggi – Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi RI (DG of Higher Education – Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology). Joining Bangkit allows Taufiq and 3,000 other highly-selective students to get study credits (SKS) and, most importantly, acquire skills needed to be professional on leading tech companies.

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