Come to the 20th Anniversary of SWIFT to learn and help celebrate 20 years of our club! Come out to enjoy great talks and tasty food with industry professionals and students in the computer field.
We will be having talks and workshops on a variety of topics. Keynote by former CCDC Captain Sean McAllister and talks by Kyle Osborne, Matt Wobser, and David Hunter. We will also have workshops on Hardware Hacking, Amateur Radio, Tamper Evident, and Wire Crimping.
SWIFT 20th Keynote
Wireless and Radio
Lunch, Q&A, Panel
Tamper Evident Workshop
Virtualization and the Datacenter
Networking Nightmare (Or how to do enterprise at home)
Joel Salas, a former CPP student, came to speak on Configuration Management and how to leverage that in setting up a small web service.. “Joel Salas was born on this planet some time ago and now he builds big systems for money. He is rumored to have some knowledge of systems engineering and automation, but these allegations have never been verified.”
At the Week 7 Meeting, former SWIFT member Jared Rathbun talked about the transition from being a student at Cal Poly Pomona to working in industry. He is currently employed at Riot Games doing security work, so it is very relevant to what SWIFT does. He also talks about the benefit of his experiences with SWIFT and CCDC.
For Week 5, Carlos Peláez from CoalFire spoke on his experiences in auditing in telecommunications. He wrote a quick synopsis of the case study that he has put together:
“When asked to audit a telecommunication company in Papua New Guinea, I had to apply my 10+ years in IT compliance and my CISA credentials to quickly get a handle on a $130M+ annual revenue juggernaut. From drawing up network diagrams, inventorying all switches, tracing call detail records from the initial authorization through to final billing, and finally putting it all together to identify if the system was working as intended. Year 1 resulted in identifying $3M+ in revenue leakage and the Year 2 in $10M+ fraudulent overstatement. This case study will look at the overall revenue assurance process that holds together the system and will provide real-world, actual data when understanding the problems identified at this client.”
Here is a real world example of telecom and how important it can be.
If you missed the SWIFT meeting for Week 3 of Spring Quarter, check it out below.
We had Ara Kourchians speak on his High Altitude Balloon project and all of the technical challenges that were involved, including APRS signals, cellular trackers and the environmental testing required to ensure the equipment would work properly at 100,000 ft.