The last day of Campus Party Cali 2014 was definitely one of my favorites, because I was able to appreciate not only several talks that day, but I also saw some of the finished inventions of some campuseros. I had the opportunity to try the Oculus virtual reality glasses, the necks immerse you entirely in the simulation. It’s a totally immersive experience and it definitely has the potential to change the way games are enjoyed. Then I leave you with some images of this last Conference and the summary of 2 talks.
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Talk: IT Security Manager, Now What?
During the afternoon, one of the talks I was able to attend was that of Andrés Felipe Lorza, IT Advisor and Head of Security of the Mayor’s Office of Armenia, who came to give us a bit of culture regarding all the terminology that a person in charge of computer security of an organization must face. Something that Andrés highlights is that, at the moment, there is no formal career on computer security in the country, therefore a PenTester or person in charge of the security of a company, is a person who has gathered the necessary knowledge for the position through of your experience.
In basic terms the PenTester specializes in creating multiple layers of security in a network or system to defend it from cyberattacks or intruders and viruses. For example, one of the most basic ways to defend a company’s local networks is by using the NAT (Network Address Translation) mechanism that allows translating a company’s local IP addresses into public addresses through which they go out onto the Internet. This allows creating a first layer of security, which can be reinforced if the company’s Internet provider ISP also applies a NAT for the company’s public addresses, thus creating a second layer of security at its most basic level.
Continuing a little later, a second level of security is provided by a UTM or Firewall, which is a device or software that is installed on the company’s network to handle the threats that may exist. This software can also be monitoring network bandwidth usage, to prevent a single user from consuming too much bandwidth, slowing down the entire network.
Andrés then continued increasing more and more the complexity of the level of security that can be implemented, giving all kinds of advice and practical tips for those in charge of managing a network. For example, he suggested the use of software that helps create a map of the network and monitor its status. The Dude is a program that I mention, he uses for this task.
Key Note: Guillermo Arriaga
Guillermo Arriaga is a writer, producer and film director, known mainly for the scripts of films such as Amores perros, 21 grams, Babel, Los tres entierros de Melquiades Estrada and The Burning Plain among others. In his talk, Guillermo encourages us to critically view our own lives, the things we have done, and the things we can do.
For this, Guillermo uses very interesting pedagogical exercises such as inviting his listeners to look at their own hands, and think what they have done with them, then to realize that those hands one day are going to be the hands of a corpse Therefore, everything they do will be a legacy for the person to live after death. It also invites us to think about the 10 most important moments of our lives and to describe mentally if these moments were spent behind a computer, or if they were private, or if they were decisive moments in which difficult decisions were made. Well, these are the moments that a storyteller uses to tell memorable stories, stories that impact the audience.
To gradually understand the concept of being a storyteller, Guillermo asked his listeners to think about how important it is to know the language and the meaning of words. Each word has a different weight, and the writer must know it, because there are words that in a story (or in life itself) once they are said, there is no going back (the same happens with actions). Thus he invites us to think if it is possible to talk about being a little unfaithful, or if one can kill someone a little bit, or if a father who calls his daughter a “whore” can undo what was said and fix the relationship with her. The same applies to images, since there are scenes in life that once they are seen there is no going back.
Talent is not that important. The important thing is perseverance, rigor and drive. What matters is not if I am given the opportunity in life, but that I create the opportunity myself.
Continuing with the practical examples, Guillermo invites us to think about whether the distance between people in a scene changes the level of tension between them. For this I invite 2 men and a woman to the stage. The goal is to first use a man and a woman. Place them face to face at a great distance and ask if there is any tension between them at that moment (not initially). Then he brings them closer and closer, repeating the same question, until the boy and the girl come face to face with their bodies together. Right now they are both very uncomfortable (because they don’t know each other) and there is a palpable tension between the two. Later he repeats the same exercise with the 2 men, and of course, the tension is even greater with the decrease in the distance between the 2. This is where Guillermo asks us to think that, when an act is going to say something important in a scene, You should do it from the least expected place for your audience, such as saying to your enemy “I’m going to kill you” whispering in his ear very close to each other, instead of shouting it from a great distance between the 2 actors, because the first is more shocking.
Finally, one more pedagogical exercise was used to narrate a short story and then among all of us criticize and modify it. With this, Guillermo invited us to think that one should never marry the first idea one has, but should go studying and correcting it over and over again with rigor, until all the possibilities are exhausted and be completely sure that it has been achieved. the best possible version of it.
Closing Ceremony Campus Party Cali
Thanks to the collaboration of the Comfandi cultural center and the Shin Anime group, the closing ceremony of this edition of Campus Party was not only memorable but also tremendously great. A philharmonic orchestra performed on the stage of the main arena, and with the best touch of classical music instruments, they performed the main themes of great titles in the world of video games, such as The legend of Zelda, Sonic, Mario Bros, Castelvania, Metal Gear, Ninja Gaiden, Final Fantasy, Halo among others. I think there is no geekier way to end such a great event that left us all very happy but at the same time somewhat nostalgic for saying at least for this year, goodbye and until the next version of Campus Party.
Metal Gear Music