Find out how it all started!
The story of Cristian Robert Gallas, creator of the suite of applications Trauma Zer0, as well as iVirtua, borders on surrealism, while being very contemporary. The rapid rise of a small programmer to one of the largest IT "players" in the information technology segment of the country, competing with Microsoft, IBM and Symantec puts Gallas in the IT market. Gallas was born in 1973, in the interior of southern region of Brazil, in Montenegro. An agricultural municipality with few more than 60 thousand inhabitants, which is 81 km from the capital of Porto Alegre. However, it is through the program created by Gallas that big companies manage and control their network systems in a productive and safe way nowadays. Among them, there is Tecban, Sanepar, Sicredi, Saque e Pague, JBS among many others. Gallas started his computer skills at the age of 13, when his father, Paulo Roberto Gallas, a Watchmaker, bought the Input encyclopedia. The technical reading attracted the curiosity of the young beginner, who started to develop programs and games for the computers of that time. On his own initiative, he set up direct mail, catalogs, and sold the programs he created on cassette tapes, evolving over time to floppy disks. It did not take long, the curiosity and knowledge acquired by Gallas turned him into a software decoder, a "hacker". At the beginning of these discoveries, still very young and witty, he overturned the network of the university where he studied, played with the screens of other people's computers, listened and watched their reactions through the webcams, sent playful emails from his colleagues' mailboxes, among other things, always seeking not to be noticed, and exceeding the technological barriers of what would be impracticable for that time. The pranks became a serious thing in Gallas' life and in 1991 he entered the world community of hackers: "Cult of the dead cow". Through experiments and information exchanged with Russians, Americans, Asians, and Europeans, members of the community, Gallas acquired sufficient knowledge to also learn how the crackers (the so-called evil hackers) acted. And it was identifying these invaders that he decided to develop the suite of applications Trauma Zer0, that with only 500kb would monitor everything without being perceived or affecting network's speed.