Wrapping Up Indo2SV ’15/’16


Six months ago, Indo2SV, in partnership with Indonesia Mengglobal started its second batch of Mentorship Program. Indo2SV, an initiative started by Indonesians who work in Silicon Valley, aims to help Indonesian college students to get software engineering internships in Silicon Valley.

In November 2015, we selected eight mentees through a rigorous selection process, which includes online coding/algorithm challenges, resumes, essays, and Skype interviews. Finally, we paired 8 chosen mentees with mentors who gave them weekly Skype calls that include recitations of algorithmic concepts, mock interviews, resume revisions, and communication skills. Our mentors are Indonesian professionals currently working at Facebook, Google, Quora, Equifax, Addepar and Siftscience.

We are proud to share that these five mentees have received an internship offer from Silicon Valley’s leading companies in the technology industry:

  1. Sharon Lynn – NUS ’17 – Google
  2. Prajogo Tio – NTU ’16 – Google
  3. Vincent Sebastian – ITB’17 – Google
  4. Nathan Azaria – NUS ’16 – Facebook
  5. Fariskhi Vidyan – UI ’16 – Mozilla

In the coming months, some of Indo2SV mentors and mentees will share their experience and tips through Indonesia Mengglobal. Through these efforts, we hope that their experience and expertise will be available and beneficial for other Indonesian college students interested in software engineering, and other software engineering enthusiasts.

Do not miss the application for the next batch of Indo2SV, which will be opened around May or June 2016. Check out indo2sv.com for more details!

As the organizers and Indonesians in Silicon Valley, we are excited to encourage more Indonesians to come work and learn here. We fully intend to make this program better and bigger every year. If you want to contribute or help us in our mission, feel free to send us a friendly email at contact@indo2sv.com


Indo2SV mentors:

Felix Halim is a Software Engineer at Google. He has a PhD in Computer Science from National University of Singapore and BCompSc from Bina Nusantara International.

Hilfi Alkaff is working at SiftScience in San Francisco, focusing on improving its backend and machine learning stack. He went to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in University of California, Berkeley for Bachelor, and to University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for Master degree.

Jonathan Hadisuryo is a Software Engineer at Equifax. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley.

Listiarso Wastuargo is a Software Engineer at Parse+Facebook. He was an intern at Facebook for summer 2011 and summer 2012. He received a Bachelor degree in Information Technology from Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Reinhart Hermanus is a Software Engineer at Addepar. He was an intern at Facebook for summer 2013 and 2014. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Bina Nusantara University.

Reinardus Surya Pradhitya is a Software Engineer on core product (post and share) infrastructure at Facebook. He has a BEng (Computer Science) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Thomas Aquinas is a Software Engineer at Quora. He did his own startup Dashsell (e-commerce app builder) and worked for Tecmo Koei before joining Quora. He has a BEng (Electrical & Electronic Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Veni Johanna is currently a Platform Software Engineer at Quora. She previously interned at Facebook and Quora, while pursuing BS, MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


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