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Alvi Syahrin BANAMAH

Content Developer at Visual Experience

Summary

Creatively creative.

Working Experiences

Mar 2016Present

Content Developer

Visual Experience (http://visual-ex.com)

Visual Experience is a company that specializes in virtual reality technology. When I first joined the company, we were working on a new brand with a new product called BeThere from the very first start. Hence, I reviewed the website, sketched our site's design, compared it with our competitor's sites, and created the social media platforms that are most suitable for virtual reality. When it was all done, I write articles related to virtual reality that speak our brand and our product, following the SEO guidance, and making it relatable to the target audience. However, the era has now changed. It is not enough to only publish it on the site or simply share it on social media platforms. So, I distribute our content on a right publication on Medium.com, whose people are open to new technology, such as virtual realitySome of the articles were noticed by some of virtual reality influencers.

Furthermore, in some cases, I also helped the team for business proposal and idea. Back then in December 2016, I helped the team to prepare a strong and engaging proposal to join a competition from IBM, which was later won by us.

May 2012Present

Author

GagasMedia (http://gagasmedia.net/), Bukune (http://bukune.com/), Wattpad (https://wattpad.com)

Since 2012, I have been working on branding myself as an author that-will-change-the-way-teenagers-look-at-life, mainly using social media. So far, I have published three teen fiction books, two with Bukune, one with GagasMedia, both are ones of the most leading publishing companies in Indonesia. However, the era has now changed. Teenagers, my target readers, are more into social media. So, I joined a social media for writers and readers, Wattpad, and started writing there in 2016, working and promoting one teen fiction book and three non-fiction books. On Wattpad alone, my books have been read more than 600K and still counting. I also gained more than 7K followers just in a year, and it is all done only on weekend.

Dec 2016Present

Freelance Contributor

Virtual Reality Pop (http://virtualrealitypop.com/) and The Writing Cooperative (https://writingcooperative.com/) on Medium.com

SEO is not enough in 2017. When people search for a specific keyword on Google, they prefer opening a site that sounds familiar. That is why I become a contributor on Medium.com, a social platform for professional writers and readers. On Medium.com, I distributed the content I've written to the right publications with engaging titles and, as simple as it is, that's how we gain more readers. 

Jan 2016Jun 2016

English Teacher for Liasion Officers

Government of Surabaya City

Since the United Nation Habitat will have an event in Surabaya in 2016, I've been given the trust by the head of Foreign and Local Affairs Divison to teach English for liasion officers, and I turn the class into a simulation of becoming a liasion officer and delegates to minimize any mistake in the real condition.

Feb 2015Present

English Teacher (Volunteer)

Rumah Bahasa Surabaya

As the ASEAN Economic Community is happening, I take a part to help Surabaya citizens, mostly young adults and adults, to fluently communicate in English. For my dedication, I received an award from Tri Rismaharini, the current Mayor of Surabaya, which ranked #24 as one of the world's greatest leaders by Fortune.

Sep 2015Dec 2015

English Teacher for Officials in Surabaya

Government of Surabaya City

Since the United Nation Habitat will have an event in Surabaya in 2016, I've been given the trust by the head of Foreign and Local Affairs Divison to teach English for several officials (with different English skill) in Surabaya, and I turned the class into an English talk show, which talks about different topics each week, such as forest fire and environment problem in Surabaya. Correcting the spelling and grammatical error is my main job, but boosting their confidence to speak in English is my goal.

Feb 2012Jun 2012

Internship

The Mosque of University of Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur

As the mosque needed a site, I took the opportunity to create a profile website using Drupal. Though it was only "creating a website", I reinforced every detail in it through the lesson I learned in Human-Computer Interaction (A): why I used this font for the site, why this color, why the widget was on the right, et cetera. On top of that, I worked for the site as the client's requirement. Understanding the client's requirement and connecting it with IT terms are another thing I learned from this internship.

Jan 2012Feb 2012

Team Leader of Education Division (Volunteer)

Social Development Program: University of Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jatim

Consisted of four members, I and the team planned some idea to develop education aspect in Menturus Village, Jombang for two weeks, and we executed these activites once we were in the town:

- Computer teaching (the basic of computer and Microsoft Word) for local residents in Menturus Village, Jombang, East Java; mostly adults.

- English, Mathematics, and Science teaching for elementary students at SDN Menturus No. 03, Jombang.

- Opening free English, Mathematics, and Science course for elementary students in Menturus Village, Jombang, East Java.

Education

Sep 2009Jun 2013

Bachelors of Informatics Engineering

University of Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Jawa Timur
  • GPA                         : 3.66 of 4.0
  • Thesis                     : Implementing K-means Algorithm to Predict Graduation Time of University Students (Score: A)
    • Not only did I predict the graduation time with K-means algorithm on MATLAB, but I also found the validity of each result.
  • Developed Skills  : Software Requirements Specification Writing, Mathematics, Rational Rose, MATLAB, SQL, C++, Drupal, Wordpress.
Jul 2006Jul 2009

Senior High School

SMA Negeri 8

As a science student, I did Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology  as well as other compulsory subjects like Indonesian Language, English Language, History, Citizenship Education, Physical and Sports Education.

Language Skills

- Indonesian (Native)

- English (TOEFL iBT: 85 [Reading: 21; Listening: 23; Speaking: 19; Writing: 22], APTIS by British Council: 179/200)

Seminars and Other Experiences

Nov 2016

Arabian Venture Forum at KAUST

Participant

The Arabian Venture Forum “AVF” is an initiative aimed at supporting the venture capital landscape in Saudi Arabia and the region, by connecting international and local VC firms with high-profile technology-based start-ups.

Apr 2016

Learning English with Naval Architecture Students at Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology

Teacher
Oct 2015

Literature Festival at Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java

Speaker

Lecturing  dozens of university students and public about how to finish your first  book.

Dec 2013

Authors and Readers Meeting with GagasMedia and Bukune, Jakarta

Speaker

Lecturing  public about how to write to write a book which is set in a place you never visited.

May 2012

National Seminars: Android for Live in Surabaya, East Java

Participant

Published Books

  • Swiss; Little Snow in Zurich, published by Bukune, Indonesia, 2013
    • Gagas Media and Bukune, two major publishers in Indonesia, involved me in "Setiap Tempat Punya Cerita" series, which later became a hit in the book industry.

Skills

Instead of saying "I am good at", I'd rather say that I love writing (whether it is fiction or non-fiction or research-based, with or without SEO-targeted keywords), editing, teaching, social media marketing (so much!), dealing with Microsoft Office, designing for social media with Canva and Adobe Spark, studying data with Analytics Tools.

But what matters the most is that I am always open to learn something new. And, when I learn, I learn it fast. 

Testimonials

"I have been a thesis adviser for twenty years, and I could say that Alvi Syahrin is the best among all the students that I have advised so far. He is the most exertive and diligent student that I have met. I could see how serious and earnest he was in doing his project. We were involved in several discussions and he always had strong idea and arguments for his decisions, however, he kept being polite in expressing his thoughts."

- Dr. Ir. Ni Ketut Sari, MT, Vice Dean I of Faculty of Industry Technology, University of Pembangunan Nasional "Veteran" Surabaya, Indonesia (Alvi' Thesis Adviser)

"Alvi has always taken his role seriously and passionate about his result."

- Barry Nuqoba, S.Si, M.Kom, Lecturer of Universitas Airlangga Surabaya (Alvi's Thesis Adviser)

"Though I have only met Alvi in a short period of time, I am delighted to find that he is a young man with a high integrity and motivation in learning. In many years of English teaching, not often I did come across someone with such a big passion and eagerness in mastering a language. He is a dedicated student and his determination in learning has been exemplary. He always displays great initiative and assidious quality. Moreover, I am always very appreciative of his pleasant and down-to-Earth nature."

- Melisa Tedjakusuma, S.Sn, M.Des, 2014 (Alvi's Tutor at Embassy English Centre for iBT TOEFL Preparation)

"Alvi is a very attentive and curious student. He truly wants to improve his ability, and he proves that he can develop his English proficiency. He is a fun student, and he is interested in any experience I have. I am so glad that I can be a part of his learning experience, and I hope he will reach the goals he is planning to get."

- Yuliana Octavia, S.IP, MBA, 2014 (Alvi's Tutor at Embassy English Centre for iBT TOEFL Preparation)

"Since his debut novel, Alvi is one of the best young authors in our publisher. During his time in our publisher, Alvi has shown good writing and interpersonal skill. He inspires readers through his novel. The readers like the way he delivers the story because he is keen on expressing the idea through words. He also provides himself with broader knowledge by keeping updaed on various information and improving his ability by learning something new."

- Widyawati Oktavia, Managing Editor of Gagas Media