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JTI : Tunisia Lost in History.





The Theatrical Days of INSAT (JTI), INSAT Theatro’s yearly event, had always been a much-anticipated highlight of INSAT’s calendar, and this year’s edition, entitled « Tunisia Lost in History » was no exception. The event had sold out within 40 minutes, with over 600 tickets snapped up, promising a truly special and unforgettable experience.


A highly anticipated event …


As we made our way into the grand auditorium and settled into our plush velvet chairs, the anticipation in the air was palpable. The atmosphere was electric, with hundreds of people milling around, chatting excitedly about the upcoming show. The grand auditorium was transformed into an immersive theatrical space, with stunning lights and sound effects that transported us to a different time and place.


As the lights began to dim and the audience settled into a hushed silence, Akram Attouchi, the club president, stepped onto the stage to deliver his opening speech. The passion and enthusiasm in his voice were infectious as he spoke of the incredible amount of hard work and dedication that the team had put into delivering this masterpiece. He thanked the audience for their support and wished everyone a happy watch before leaving the stage, leaving us eager for the show to begin.


And then, the trailer began, immediately setting the tone for what’s coming. The anticipation was building, and we all knew that we were about to embark on a magical journey through time.


… that delivered on its promises,


What followed was a breathtaking, three-hour journey filled with comedy, drama, and everything in between. The play masterfully took us through a magical and unforgettable journey through time, celebrating Tunisia’s diverse cultures and complex history. We laughed and cried, cheered and gasped, swept up in the magic of the moment. The actors brought their characters to life with an incredible level of authenticity and emotion, drawing us in and keeping us captivated from start to finish.


With its relatable protagonists,


The play had a gripping opening as we were introduced to the three main characters: Baya, Adnen, and Touhemi; three friends who found themselves thrown back in time to different periods of Tunisia’s history. Each character had a unique personality and brought their own strengths and weaknesses to the team.


Baya was the intellectual of the group, always using her sharp mind to guide them through their journey. Her resourcefulness and creativity were evident throughout the play as she helped her friends navigate their way through different time periods and cultures. Despite the societal expectations for women, especially in the older ages they were teleported to, Baya refused to be confined to traditional gender roles. Throughout the play, we saw her constantly fighting to assert her worth, be heard, and treated as an equal. Her unwavering determination and fierce spirit were truly inspiring.


Adnen, on the other hand, was the adventurer of the group. With his laid-back attitude and quick wit, he was always ready to jump headfirst into any challenge that came their way. He was the glue that held the group together, providing a lighthearted energy and a sense of humor that helped them overcome the many obstacles they faced. Adnen’s cheerful demeanor was often a source of comic relief, and especially his interactions with Touhemi; but we also saw him step up and show his bravery when it mattered most.


Touhemi was the heart and emotional center of the group. He struggled with his own fears, but his compassion and empathy made him a vital member of the team. We saw him grow and evolve throughout the play, as he came out of his shell and took on a more active role in the group, gaining confidence and finding his own voice.


Together, Baya, Adnen, and Touhemi formed a close-knit group that complemented each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Their friendship was tested and strengthened as they faced numerous challenges on their journey through time, but they always found a way to come together and support each other. The play’s characters were not only entertaining but also relatable, making their journey all the more impactful.


And its hidden societal critique,


The play’s central plot revolves around our trio of friends who find themselves transported back in time to different eras in Tunisian history. They embark on a daring mission to steal three artifacts from different cultures that will allow them to return to their own time. They face numerous challenges on their journey, from navigating unfamiliar customs and cultures to outwitting dangerous foes. Throughout the play, we see the three protagonists’ interactions with the locals, including historical figures like Hannibal and Uqba ibn Nafi. 


The characters’ journeys are entertaining and full of humor, and although comedy was central to the play, you would be mistaken to think that’s what it’s all about. In fact, the play goes much deeper than that and provides a thoughtful critique of Tunisian society’s past and present. For example, the play explores the role of women in society, highlighting the many ways in which women have contributed to Tunisian history despite facing significant obstacles.


One of the play’s most impactful themes is tolerance, acceptance, and understanding. By showing the protagonists’ encounters with different cultures and time periods, the play emphasizes the importance of empathy and the dangers of prejudice. It’s a powerful reminder of Tunisia’s rich and complex history, which has been shaped by centuries of conflict and cultural exchange.


The play also makes clever use of parallel characters in different time periods, portrayed by the same actor. This approach emphasizes the ways in which certain societal issues and character traits persist across time, highlighting the timelessness of human nature. For example, we saw the drunk guy in every time period, whether he was named Bal’aabal, Boulayaa, or Balaaros.


It was a true celebration of the arts in all its forms,


The actors’ performances were exceptional, bringing to life characters that were both complex and relatable. We were drawn into their struggles and felt their pain and triumphs as if they were our own.


But true to its traditions, JTI wasn’t just about acting, but rather a true celebration of the arts in all its forms. The play was filled with artistic pauses, showcasing the immense talent of the cast and crew. Yes, we have artistic pauses in between artistic performances in INSAT, that’s just how good we are. 


These moments never feel out of place but instead serve to deepen our connection to the story and characters accentuate the feeling of immersion. They seamlessly integrated into the storyline, adding depth and dimension to the play’s themes and characters. 


 The Carthaginian bars were brought to life with lively and colorful dance routines, featuring dancers in traditional clothing and music that perfectly captured the atmosphere of the time period. The Arab dancers on « Desert Rose » and « Arabian Night » were equally captivating, their movements fluid and graceful, telling a story through dance that words could never fully capture.


The Amazigh priestess Om Lkehna’s performance was truly exceptional, singing the famous Kabyle song « A Vava Inouva » while sharing its story around a campfire. Her voice was hauntingly beautiful, bringing tears to the eyes of many in the audience. And let’s not forget the mesmerizing mermaids encountered by our protagonists on their journey, their ethereal presence and enchanting voices leaving us spellbound.

These moments weren’t just entertaining, but also emotionally impactful, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.


And a long-lasting tradition.


JTI’s annual theater production has become a long-standing tradition at INSAT, demonstrating the students’ diverse talents beyond just their engineering skills. The play concludes with a nod to the previous year’s edition, showcasing the continuity and commitment to the tradition. In the final scene, Stoura calls out  « الميت رقم 7 مليارات و 8 ميا و خمسة و ستين » , a popular phrase in last year’s production. This serves as a reminder of the continuity of the tradition and the importance of preserving it for future generations of INSAT students.


The final scene of Touhemi dressed in a banana costume adds a comedic touch to the finale, a funny death for a funny character. 


Overall, JTI’s theatrical piece is a testament to the creativity and multidisciplinary talents of INSAT students and serves as a celebration of their diverse abilities. The tradition has become a beloved part of the INSAT community, showcasing the students’ ability to work together and create something truly special.


Written By : Younes Makhlouf.

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Hackfest, la compétition nationale de cybersécurité.







Le comité d’organisation du Hackfest est fier d’annoncer la tenue de la septième édition de la compétition nationale de cybersécurité. Prévue les 23 et 24 juin 2023 au pôle technologique El Ghazela, cet événement de renommée mettra en avant les compétences tunisiennes dans le domaine de la cybersécurité et vise à promouvoir la Tunisie en tant que destination technologique compétitive.

Les éditions précédentes du Hackfest ont connu un succès retentissant, rassemblant l’année dernière 25 équipes, soit un total de 100 challengers et 200 participants provenant de différents établissements publics et privés. Cela témoigne de l’engouement croissant des étudiants tunisiens pour la cybersécurité et de l’importance croissante de cette discipline dans le pays. Cette année, un programme riche vous attend, avec des ateliers sur la cybersécurité.

Les participants auront ainsi l’opportunité d’approfondir leurs connaissances et leurs compétences dans ce domaine en plein essor.
Le Hackfest propose également un CTF (Capture The Flag), qui est la compétition principale de l’événement. Un CTF est une compétition de sécurité informatique où les participants doivent résoudre des défis liés à la sécurité en utilisant leurs compétences en piratage éthique,
cryptographie, ingénierie inverse et autres aspects de la cybersécurité. Les participants cherchent des vulnérabilités, résolvent des énigmes et récupèrent des « flags » (drapeaux) cachés dans les systèmes ou applications. Le CTF met à l’épreuve les compétences techniques, la réflexion stratégique et la collaboration de l’équipe..

Le Hackfest se déroule en deux étapes. Un tour qualificatif en ligne a eu lieu le 10 juin. Les 15 équipes les plus performantes seront ensuite conviées au grand événement, la finale, qui se tiendra les 23 et 24 juin au technopôle El Ghazela. Notre évènement le 23 juin est ouvert à tout
le monde. Il y aura des talks et des workshops par des experts du domaine.

Le comité d’organisation invite tous les étudiants passionnés de sécurité informatique à participer à cette expérience unique et à relever les défis de Hackfest. C’est l’occasion idéale de mettre en valeur leurs compétences, de se confronter à des problèmes réels et de se connecter avec des professionnels de renom dans le domaine de la cybersécurité.

Pour plus d’informations sur le Hackfest, pour vous inscrire à la compétition et pour découvrir le programme complet des ateliers, veuillez visiter le site web officiel de l’événement à l’adresse suivante:

Le comité d’organisation du Hackfest est composé de plusieurs membres, dont le bureau de Sup’Com CyberSecurity Club, une organisation estudiantine dédiée à promouvoir la cybersécurité et à développer les compétences des étudiants dans ce domaine. En plus, le
comité d’organisation comprend également des chercheurs en cybersécurité d’autres établissements. Ces chercheurs ont une expertise avancée dans le domaine de la cybersécurité et apportent des connaissances précieuses pour la conception des épreuves du CTF. En outre,
le comité d’organisation compte également des anciens diplômés de Sup’Com qui ont acquis une expérience professionnelle dans le domaine de la cybersécurité. Ces anciens étudiants sont des experts en la matière et apportent une contribution précieuse en partageant leur
expertise et leur expérience avec les étudiants actuels. Dans l’ensemble, le comité d’organisation du Hackfest est composé d’une équipe diversifiée et expérimentée de professionnels en cybersécurité, de chercheurs et d’étudiants passionnés, travaillant ensemble pour créer une compétition passionnante et stimulante pour les participants.

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