One more Indonesian people shows its quality by bringing pride as one of the best human resources in Indonesia. This is demonstrated by the results of his work recognized by the world’s largest Internet company, Google. The lucky and accomplished man is Christopher Farrel Millenio Kusuma. The teenager familiarly called Farrel received an invitation from Google for his research on “Data Compression using EG and Neural Network Algorithm for Lossless Data”.
The idea of research that led to Google started from trivial. Farrel wants to download a game. However, the data quota is limited. At that time, Farrel was still in high school. “At first it wanted to download the game, but the quota is limited, but I really want to play the game, then the thought, how to play down the game, let me play,” he said while laughing.
Since the first year of high school, Farrel has done more serious research on data compression. After approximately one and a half years, the teenager born in Yogyakarta, January 1, 2000, was able to create a research entitled “Data Compression Using EG and Neural Network Algorithm for Lossless Data”.
The results of his research were then submitted to the competition event in Indonesia both regionally and nationally. Because, according to him, there are no Indonesian people who examine specifically about data compression, but the positive impact is so great. However, his efforts often do not work.
Filed since 2016, Farrel’s research proposal has always been rejected. The rejection did not discourage Farrell. Precisely it even makes the spirit of the glasses adolescent is burning. He continues to refine his research both from the theory to the writing. Dozens of times failed never make Farrel surrender. Because, the principle of his life, surrender is not a solution and surrender is a mistake in life. Therefore, in Farrel’s living dictionary there is no surrender. “Thomas Alva Edison 1,000 times failed, whereas I only 11 times continue to surrender? To be Alva Edison I need 989 times try, I count and hold and still long, still long,” he explained.
Until one day, Farrel saw an announcement from Google in the online media about the research contest. Nor did he want to miss the opportunity by submitting a proposal to the giant technology company.
“Its name is “submit reset”, I gave up and I think my proposal not to be accepted.. Eh, it turns out after a week there e-mail entry, telling me I qualify,” said Farrel.
After his proposal was qualified, Farrel still had to undergo an interview to ensure his research was genuine. In the interview, Farrel was asked about the rationale, theory, until the impact of his research.
“When I pass the interview, one I think about is money, because there is no accommodation fee, then I only have two weeks to take care of the letters, including looking for accommodation money, but God gives way, can sponsor and manage visa quickly, until finally leaving, “he said.
On February 15-20, 2017, Farrel was in the Google Mountain View office, California, USA.
While in Google’s office, Farrel presented his research in front of all participants from a number of countries who escaped.
“I am the only one from Indonesia, and during that there are presentations, discussions, sharing with people from other countries who escaped.We each accompanied by a mentor from Google,” he explained.
Farrel said he was delighted to be in Google’s office. Farel was amazed by the systems and technologies that Google’s office deployed. According to him, many lessons learned to him during in Google’s office. One of them is openness in sharing about research and give each other input. They openly expose ideas without fear of being stolen by others so that in the sharing everyone is encouraged to grow and be inputted for perfect research.
“What made me touched was that many of them were just 30 years old, so I was wondering what the motivation of fast schooling was, they wanted to let me share their knowledge to the world, graduate, and then share the world more,” he said.
The value is what Farrel will do after returning to Indonesia.
Farrel wants to share his experience and knowledge with everyone.
“My research is currently being used, but it is still being refined, but personally wanting to share knowledge and stories for others, this is the most important, continuing to create a student community in Yogya who loves research and computers,” he said.
In addition to being invited to Google, Farrel has also incised the achievement of being a champion in the researcher Blia Jakarta 2017 Center for Young Scientist.
“Yesterday was accepted and the champion in Jakarta 2017 researcher Center for Young Scientist Last year I submitted a research proposal with the same title, but not accepted,” he said.
Farrel reveals, in addition to the guidance, support, and prayers of the parents’ blessing, it is his life philosophy that leads him up to the present day. His life philosophy is the 5T he took from the Javanese philosophy.
“My philosophy of life is 5T, takon, teken, teteg, tekun, tekan. Only more, the takon is means not shy to ask. Penence to pray and surrender to God. Teteg is means not waver or not easy to surrender. Tekun is means diligently in learning, then tekan is means if it four things have been done then the desired is achieved, “he said.
From the experience Farrel shared, one important thing we can get is that the belief in achieving what others think we can not make it happen during what we believe has a purpose to benefit others because it is energy for us to continually strive to realize what we believe.