Biography Andrew Dervish – Founder Kaskus
Biography Andrew Dervish. He was born July 20, 1979 in Jakarta are the founders (founder) the largest online community in Indonesia, Kaskus through Kaskus.us website that currently has more than 3 million members.Andrew now serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) PT Darta Media Indonesia (Kaskus) and owner (owner) Kaskus Network through PT Darta Media Indonesia. Andrew started his education at the elementary Tarakanita Jakarta Pluit, then continued his education at the junior Tarakanita Pluit Jakarta, after graduating junior high school then chose to continue andrew Gandhi National School, ’98 Ancol Jakarta, after graduating and then Andrew continue his studies at Bina Nusantara University, 1998 Department of Information Systems ,
After studying at Binus, Andrew search for other universities ‘support’ his new hobby. He had trouble finding a suitable university in Indonesia, because at that time multimedia livelihood has not become public land in Indonesia. But eventually he found through the information of a friend who had just returned from America. A university named Seattle University judged to facilitate his desire to explore the world of web programming. At first, Andrew’s parents do not agree with her wishes. They assume college would someday too spend money, not to mention the cost of living there. But after being urged by Andrew, eventually they yield as well, provided that the cost of living during college in America to bear alone. Andrew able it. Then he chose to continue his studies abroad at the Art Institute of Seattle, 1999 – 2003 Department of Multimedia & Web Design, after which he continued his master’s at the same university department Master of Computer Science, Seattle University, 2004 – 2006. Andrew Kaskus founded on November 6, 1999. Starting from his experience while studying at one of the leading universities in the land of Uncle Sam, Seattle University, Department of Multimedia & Web Design, Art Institute of Seattle Computer Science in 1999, the man who called Andrew was inspired to make community forum website that can be said to be the largest in Indonesia. “At that time I was assigned by the lecturers to create a program of free software, from there began to emerge the idea to create a website with the name Kaskus.” Said Andrew who work in the company lyrics.com college in America. Kaskus is derived from the word meaningful rumors or gossip. With initial capital of US $ 3 (USD 30.000, -) to buy a server, Andrew, and two colleagues, Ronald and Budi, choose to create a portal that contains news and information about Indonesia. The portal deliberately made into a medium to satisfy
longing for Indonesian people who are in Overseas. The benefit is the improvement in online business stretching, as well as the number of people who start an online business seen Andrew as a great potential to support the development Kaskus. Based on the survey, there are more than 40 million Internet users in Indonesia. With an incredible amount, he assumes that each Internet user is a potential target market. Barriers Andrew admitted that the toughest problems experienced at the beginning of the formation of Kaskus. He should intervene immediately and rectify if there server is down, because the time Andrew not have employees. Besides constraints heaviest also experienced when moving to Jakarta, because he must convince the customer and the advertiser about the image Kaskus. The marketing Andrew and his team at the beginning of the business must declines in door to door to the client to introduce positioning Kaskus and less than 1 year, Kaskus has been widely believed by the large client-client which already supports Kaskus Kaskus since first launching in December 2008. Intermittent 2 months later Kaskus officially became a professional company under PT. Darta Media Indonesia. Currently there Kaskus has 3,730,031 members (update at December 3, 2011 at 11:55) and counting every second. Kaskus has a target market of 15-40 years of age both among students, employees, professionals and entrepreneurs. Various awards are also accepted by Andrew among The Best Indonesian Communities for 2005 and 2006 versions Alexa.com and Wikipedia, of Microsoft with nominations Kaskus Indonesia Innovative Top Web Site in 2008, and of Indosat with nominations Kaskus The Online Inspiring Award in 2009. Currently for managing Kaskus, Andrew assisted by 30 employees who are divided into teams of marketing (marketing), sales, IT and creative ( creative). Now Andrew assisted by about 30 employees in arranging kaskus.us, which is divided into several teams include marketing, sales, IT and creative. In 2009, income from DJ Andrew is about 600 million rupiah per month. Andrew said that he will continue to develop the website, and start targeting foreign internet users in marketing content (content) kaskus. Now, the man known as the newbie ‘Mimi’ (short for Admin) This should be proud, kaskus has become a phenomenal site that has its own terms that no other forum sites. He also entered the ranks of talented young entrepreneurs pride of Indonesia Of all the content in Kaskus.us, without a doubt Andrew call content (FJB) and Lounge as favorite newbie visit. The newbie who come from all corners of Indonesia that could exploit this content for online business transactions. In one day alone, 80 thousand a list of items, included in the Forum (FJB). The obsession to be achieved Andrew to develop his online business is continuing to develop content (the existing facilities on the website) In Indonesia, so that later outsider nation that will purchase the content.