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I think New Zealand is a good place to go too. :’)

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Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand | Dominic Kamp

I think New Zealand is a good place to go too. :’)

Thesis, Finally.

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I’m feeling old now. Lol. Finally I will do my thesis writing. Time flies so fast. Actually, Fasilkom let me graduate just by taking some course and get 144 credits, but I choose the hard way (don’t ask me why). :’)

This afternoon I met Mrs Ika to consult the topic of my thesis. She offer me a topic about NoSQL. Wow, what kind of food is that? Well, it is a new kind of paradigm about database. Some people think that typical relational database cannot meet their needs for big data. It is not scalable and have bad performance in some cases.

So, I accept her offer and I will do research about NoSQL. Yeeaay!

She told me to explore this new technology before go deeper to the research. I have to choose which database that I will use in my research since NoSQL has many option, like MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, CouchDB, etc. Ok, it’s a little bit geek here, let’s forget it. :p

From now, I have to decide what is become my focus in this thesis. I think Mrs Ika want to prove the advantage of using NoSQL compared with the relational database. Well, I think I can focus on performace or scalability. Which one will I choose? I don’t know. I have to do my research first. ;)

So, this is the beginning of my journey. I hope I can finish it on time and graduate next july. Wish me luck! :D

Start Small to Create a Better App

I’ve just read an article about it and couldn’t resist to post it. You can read the full article here.

We often think too big when we want to create an application or a web or a product. We are dreaming about many cool features and possibilities of our application. And we keep dreaming without action. Sometime we give up before even try. Why? Because we don’t know how to create that BIG application.

It is better for us to start small when we build our project. We can narrow down our market. When we just focus on a specific market, we have a higher opportunity to satisfy their needs. When we ready to create more features, we just add it and expand the ability of our product. The simplest example is Facebook and Mark. Mark focus on a Harvard Campus when he creates Facebook. After he realize that Facebook is a next big thing, he start to perfected it and launch it for larger market. With specific market, we can verify that our idea is needed by our customer.

We can also get a personal feedback from our first customers in specific market. If we make a mistake in our product, we can still fix it before we launch it to larger market. It can reduce the amount of bad review or complaint.

The conclusion is don’t thinking too BIG when we design our product. Keep it simple and realistic. From a small app, we can add feature and value to that product, so our customer will be growing time by time.

Surround Yourself with Great People

That sounds arrogant, but it’s true. You have to surround yourself with best people you can find around you. I didn’t say that you cannot be friend with everyone, but with whom you spend your time everyday will decide what you will become in the future.

From many sources that I read, being friend with passionate and positive people is good for us because they can motivate us to perform as good or better than them. We will have their spirit and have a high standard like them. We can also learn from their experience or success story. It really worth to surround yourself with many person better than you.

If you think you have become a great person, you can try to make people around you to become better. It feels good when you can be useful for people around you and help them reach their success. Maybe you won’t get any credit or money, but I believe God will give something good to you. :)

Well, that’s just my random opinion. I make this post just to practice my english. :p

So the conclusion is you will be just as good as your friends, so choose the right one. :)

bsleadership:

#leadership #bigshoes #quotes #people #motivation

That’s why I try to set a high standard for myself. :)

bsleadership:

#leadership #bigshoes #quotes #people #motivation

That’s why I try to set a high standard for myself. :)

Jan 2

Determinasi, Keyakinan dan Kesungguhan

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Mungkin banyak diantara kita yang sering berusaha, namun hasilnya selalu saja gagal. Ada diantara kita yang bahkan menyerah sebelum memulai karena tidak yakin dapat berhasil melakukan sesuatu. Ada pula yang kelihatannya hanya melakukan sedikit usaha, namun sudah bisa mendapatkan apa yang selalu gagal kita dapatkan. Semua hal tersebut adalah hal yang wajar dan sering kita temui di kehidupan kita.

Hari ini saya menerima kabar bahwa 3 orang teman saya lolos ke babak world final dalam kompetisi competitive programming. Tentu itu merupakan suatu pencapaian yang sangat luar biasa. Tidak semua orang bisa mencapainya. Yang ingin saya soroti disini adalah bagaimana perjalanan mereka hingga bisa sampai ke tahap ini. Mereka tidak melakukan ini dengan kebetulan atau tiba-tiba. Banyak usaha dan pengorbanan yang telah mereka lakukan untuk bisa sampai ke tingkat ini.

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Nice! :)

Nice! :)

Being a successful entrepreneur is not about breakthrough innovation. It’s about flawless execution.

- Tech entrepreneur Naveen Jain

Software Design Competition in Gemastik 6 - Part 1

Hi! It’s been a long time since the last time I post in this tumblr. :)

So, I want to share my experience in Software Design Category in Gemastik 6. I follow this competition with 2 of my friends, Farah Nuraini and Elizabeth. Ok, the first one is my girlfriend. :p

So, how I met them and decide to build a team for this competition? In mid July, I invite Farah to join a competition. We haven’t decide what competition to follow, but I suggest her to participate in Software Design Category in Gemastik 6. I choose this category because I think we just have to make a design of a software, so there is no need for us to code and create the software.

The next step is to find one member for our team. After a long discussion, we decide to invite Ella to join this competition. We choose her because she was a teaching assistance for database course. After forming a team, we are ready to compete! :D

The first round was quite easy. We just have to submit the project proposal. The only constraint is the late and unclear information from the committee and also the tight deadline so we just have a week to prepare this proposal. Luckily, we can made it on time so we can continue to compete.

After waiting for a week, finally we get the result. We advance to the next stage. Woohoo!

The next stage is really shocking. We have to build a prototype of our software in just 3 weeks! Well, I really depressed that time. I have to go to lombok for PIMNAS 2013 final for a week plus another busy week for preparation. In the end, I try to use all my spare time to code and create the prototype. What a painful time.

In short story, I couldn’t done it on time. So, we submit the app and video that I made with my previous team from two years ago. The app won’t functioning actually, but who cares? We advance to the final! XD

To be continue. ;)

Well… I think I have to change my habits. ._.

Well… I think I have to change my habits. ._.