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I enrolled in Bluepoint's Total Linux course in June of 2001. Aside from learning Linux through a well-designed course, I also made a lot of new friends - sharing our enthusiasm for Linux, as well as other aspects of life. But what stood out in my mind, were the people behind Bluepoint: Magie Antonio, Engels Antonio, and Eddie Salonga. Their passion and dedication to making world-class Linux training accessible to under-privileged Filipino students is inspiring and infectious. Most of the alumni I have met (including myself), have volunteered to either train, fund, or help organize Bluepoint's free training seminars to advocate the use of Open Source technology all over the Philippines.

- Carlos Yu
CIO
Rustans Supercenter Inc. (Shopwise)
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Summer Geek Camp 2013
Saturday, Apr 6, 2013, 6:04 PM


Rizal Re-Creation Center
Arban Street, Rizal, Laguna, Philippines
April 5-6, 2013

TIMEDAY 1DAY 2
07:30BREAKFAST
08:30Top Presentation
Rev. Joe Mauk
09:30OBSTACLE COURSE
10:00INTRODUCTION AND TEAM BUILDINGGROUP PRESENTATIONS
12:00LUNCHCHECK-OUT
13:00PLENARYAWARDING
14:00CHECK-INSWIMMING
14:30Easy SELinux
Paul Magahis
15:30Secure Virtualization
Engels Antonio
16:30Unified Distributed Storage System
Engels Antonio
17:30TREASURE HUNT
19:30DINNER
20:30EVENING PROGRAM
22:00FREE TIME
Fedora 18 Release Party
Saturday, Feb 23, 2013, 11:02 PM
Album
Fedora Activity Day 2012
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012, 10:21 PM
Album
Linux Day 2012
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012, 8:25 PM
Album
Fedora 16 Release Party
Saturday, Nov 12, 2011, 11:12 PM


Bluepoint was happy to host the Fedora 16 Release Party which was held by Fedora Philippines from 4PM to 10PM today at the Kilosbayan House in Mandaluyong City.
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Software Freedom Day 2011
Saturday, Sep 17, 2011, 9:17 PM
Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE), in cooperation with the National Computer Center (NCC), Advanced Science & Technology Institute (ASTI), International Open Source Network (IOSN) ASEAN+3, Red Hat APAC and Bluepoint Foundation, celebrated Software Freedom Day with the rest of the world today at the NCC in UP Diliman, Quezon City.


A couple of organizations that have been regularly joining our SFD celebrations since 2007 held their own SFD events this year, so we were not expecting as many participants as before. To our pleasant surprise, two venues at the NCC were needed to accommodate all of our pre-registered and walk-in attendees.

09:30REGISTRATION
10:00InvocationEddie Salonga
Bluepoint Foundation
10:05Welcome RemarksAngelita Nicolas
NCC
10:20Software Freedom DayMagie Antonio
SFD 2011 Team Leader
10:30Promoting an Open Source-based National Health Information SystemAlvin Marcelo
IOSN ASEAN+3
11:00Cloud Computing at NASA: An Inside LookEngels Antonio
Bluepoint Institute
11:30Red HatLei Bautista
Red Hat
12:00LUNCH BREAK
13:00Malaya BurnerMichael Balcos
BLUE
14:00Open Source Network Gaming ActionRyan Baclit
BLUE
15:00FOSS Through The LensEmmanuel Balintec
BLUE
16:00Goldilocks: Harnessing the Advantage of Open SourceEdward Montana
BLUE
Kim Murga-Daquigan
Master of Ceremonies
NCC Audio Visual Room
Emmanuel Tomasa
Master of Ceremonies
NCC Seminar Room

Registration is closed.
200 attendees pre-registered online for this event. There are no more slots available.
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Linux Day 2011
Saturday, Aug 27, 2011, 8:27 PM


Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the National Computer Center (NCC), Advanced Science & Technology Institute (ASTI), Red Hat, and Bluepoint Foundation celebrated Linux Day with the rest of the world today at the NCC in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

REGISTRATION
13:00InvocationEddie Salonga
Bluepoint Foundation
13:05Linux DayMagie Antonio
Linux Day Advisory Council
13:15Red HatRyan Ching
IT Group
14:00FedoraEngels Antonio
Fedora Project
14:30International Open Source Network ASEAN+3
Promoting Free & Open Source Software in the ASEAN Region
Ariel Betan
IOSN ASEAN+3
15:00Linux at PREGINET
Philippine Research, Education & Government Information Network
Bani Lara
DOST-ASTI
15:30Nurturing the Roots of Open Source EducationChivas Sicam
BLUE
16:00Linux Virtualization with Proxmox VEPaul Magahis
BLUE
16:30Linux Security with KalasagEngels Antonio
Bluepoint Institute
CLOSING
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Software Freedom Day 2009 Prizes
Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011, 6:08 PM
Bluepoint Linux Users Elite's Software Freedom Day 2009 celebration was one of the three winners in the "Best 2009 SFD Event" competition held by Software Freedom International two years ago.

We received a Tux Droid Ben NanoNote and a "Top 3 Best Events" plaque today from SFI board member JM Bitanga. The NanoNote is an ultra small form factor computing device. The device sports a 336 MHz processor, 2GB of flash memory, microSD slot, head phone jack, USB device and 850mAh Li-ion battery. It boots Linux out of the box and also boots over USB. It’s targeted squarely at developers who see the promise of open hardware and want to roll their own end user experience.


Software Freedom International
Best 2009 SFD Event Competition
Summer Geek Camp 2011
Sunday, Mar 6, 2011, 6:03 PM
Bluepoint Foundation, in cooperation with Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) and Fedora Project, held its 4th Summer Geek Camp and 3rd APNG Local Camp from March 4 to 6, 2011 at the Riverview Resort and Conference Center in Calamba City, Laguna.

Cloud Computing was introduced during Bluepoint's 2nd camp in 2009 (Enterprise 2.0 Boot Camp). This year's camp delved deeper into Cloud Computing technologies, high-performance scalable storage, distributed and replicated filesystems for the Internet: Linux-based essentials to help attendees design, build, and deploy private and public cloud infrastructures for their respective organizations.

Registration fee was only PHP 3500 (USD 80 or EUR 60) per attendee, inclusive of food (3 meals & 2 snacks daily) and accommodations (1 bed per person, air conditioned room with cable TV & hot shower).

TIMEDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
07:30BREAKFAST
08:00MORNING CIRCLE
08:30TEAM BUILDINGTECHNICAL SESSION
09:00
09:30
09:45BREAK
10:00ASSEMBLYTECHNICAL SESSIONCAMP SESSION
10:30
11:00FACILITATORS MEETING
11:30CLOSING CIRCLE
12:00LUNCH
13:00CHECK INTECHNICAL SESSIONSWIMMING
14:00CAMP SESSION
15:00
16:00
16:30
16:45BREAK
17:00WATER SPORTSTREASURE HUNT
18:00
19:00DINNER
20:00EVENING PROGRAM
21:00

Related Links
Summer Geek Camp 2010
Summer Geek Camp 2009
Summer Geek Camp 2008
Nooku Code Jam Manila
Monday, Sep 20, 2010, 8:09 PM


Bluepoint was happy to sponsor Nooku Code Jam Manila, which was held today at the University of the Philippines Information Technology Training Center (UPITTC) in Diliman, Quezon City.

Nooku Code Jams are unconference style events that focus mostly on developing with the Nooku Framework. Code Jams are born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, hacking and interaction from developers who are the main actors of the event.

The code jam was facilitated by Johan Janssens, chief architect of Joomla 1.5 and the founder and lead architect of Nooku. Nooku is considered by many as the natural evolution of the Joomla Framework.
Software Freedom Day 2010
Saturday, Sep 18, 2010, 11:13 PM


Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) and Bluepoint Foundation celebrated Software Freedom Day with the rest of the world last September 18, 2010 at the Leong Hall Auditorium, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.



More than 500 participants attended the free plenary and technical sessions, with people lining up for registration as early as 8:30 AM. Linux distributions were showcased by the Bayanihan Linux team and Malaya Digital at their respective booths. A home made Freedom Toaster was used by the latter to dispense Linux DVDs for interested attendees during lunch break and after the whole day program.

PROGRAM
09:30Registration
10:00National Anthem
10:05Invocation
Eddie Salonga
Vice-Chairman, Bluepoint Foundation
10:10Opening Remarks
Dr. John Paul Vergara
Vice-President for Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
10:20Free and Open Source Software
Marie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Executive Director, Bluepoint Foundation
10:50Software Freedom Day
Irene Orense-Balaoing
SFD 2010 Team Leader, BLUE
11:00Open Source Your Career
Johan Janssens
CEO, Timble
Co-Founder and Former Project Manager, Joomla!
Lead Architect, Nooku
11:40FOSS in Distance Education: The UP Open University Experience
Myra Jill Siason
University of the Philippines Open University
12:00Lunch Break
13:30The Magic of iPad Development
Vip Malixi
Bluepoint Foundation
14:00Pacifica Online: MMORPG for the Facebook Platform
Galileo Lajara
Lead Programmer, Nexus Pixels
14:30IPv6 in Open Source Software
Bayani Benjamin Lara
Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network
Advanced Science and Technology Institute
15:00Taking Fedora for a Spin
Herson Pagcaliwagan
Fedora Philippines
15:30jQuery Tips and Tricks: Solving Common Web Development Concerns in a Heartbeat
Chivas Sicam
Bluepoint Foundation
16:00Do-It-Yourself Private Cloud Computing Desktop
Engels Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
16:45Closing Remarks and Special Awards
17:00Distribution of Certificates
Andrei Coronel
Master of Ceremonies

Many thanks to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) for being our event and venue partner, and congratulations to this year's Software Freedom Day team:

Ateneo DISCSBLUE
Dr. Reena Estuar
Chairman

Jessica Sugay
Assistant Instructor/CS Program Director

Hubert Ursua
Assistant Instructor

Andrei Coronel
Instructor

Lisa Agbay
Department Secretary

Mark Bautista
IT Staff Supervisor
Arnold Laurninaria
Bon Carpo
Chivas Sicam
Emman Balintec
Gerry Lopez
Herson Pagcaliwagan
Jesmil Pereda
Junix Geronimo
Kim Daquigan
Marlon Balana
Michael Balcos
Patrick Samonte
Roy Plomantes
Sheryl Villaroman
Tomy Tomasa
Tony Tan
Vip Malixi

Special thanks to the following media networks for providing television and streaming coverage of our Software Freedom Day celebration:


UHF Channel 11

VHF Channel 7

Internet Broadcast

Related Links
Software Freedom Day 2009
Software Freedom Day 2008
Software Freedom Day 2007
CodeFest 2009
CodeFest 2008
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APNG 12th Camp
Thursday, Jul 15, 2010, 9:00 PM

12th Camp: Collaborative Internet Innovation for Asia Pacific
Rihga Royal Hotel, Hiroshima, Japan
12-15 July 2010

Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) is an Internet organization dedicated to the advancement of networking infrastructure in this region and to the research and development of all associated enabling technologies. Its mission is to promote the Internet and the coordination of network inter-connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region. It also represents the “Asia Pacific Next Generation” raising the voice of the Next Generation of the region.

Through its activities, it has spawned off a number of Asia Pacific organizations including Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). Today, APNG represents the region at the Coordinating Committee for Inter-Continental Research Networking (CCIRN), and is the leading voice of Internet networking in the Asia Pacific Region.
Summer Geek Camp 2010
Sunday, Mar 7, 2010, 7:03 PM (Revision 70 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2011, 7:42 PM)


Combining the collaborative approach of Geek Camp 1.0 (2008) and the technical orientation of Geek Camp 2.0 (2009), Bluepoint Foundation successfully held its 3rd Summer Geek Camp, 2nd Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) Local Camp, and 1st Fedora Activity Day (FAD) from March 5 to 7 at the Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo City.

TIMEDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
07:30TEAM BUILDING
08:30BREAKFAST
09:00MORNING CIRCLEMORNING CIRCLE
09:15WATER SPORTS
09:30OpenERP for Your Business Needs
Chivas Sicam
10:30BREAKFAST
11:00BREAK
11:15The UP Open University Experience:
A Moodle Case Study

Myra Siason
11:30LPI Certification
Myra Siason
11:45RHCE Certification
Chivas Sicam
12:00FAD: Fedora Project
Magie Antonio
12:15LUNCH
12:45LUNCH
13:30CHECK INFREE TIME
13:45FAD: Freedom Toaster
Engels Antonio
14:15FAD: I Am Fedora
Engels Antonio
14:30The Arduino Project:
Promoting Tech Culture
by Letting People Innovate

Michael Balcos
14:45CLOSING CIRCLE
15:15
15:30PLENARY SESSIONOpen Source for Education:
Roosevelt Colleges System

Roy Plomantes
SWIMMING
15:45Holy Family School
MAJCMS Case Study

Psylocke Antonio
16:00APNG Local Camp Report
Magie Antonio
Open Source for Business:
Goldilocks Bakeshop Inc.

Ed Montana
16:15BREAK
16:30Basic UML for
Systems Analysis

Ryan Baclit
High Availability Virtualization
Engels Antonio
17:45BREAKTREASURE HUNT
18:15Python Essentials
Engels Antonio
19:30DINNER
21:00EVENING PROGRAM
22:00

Asia Pacific Networking Group BCode BHive Fedora™ Project
Geek Camp 2010 Call for Papers
Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009, 12:01 PM (Revision 193 - Friday, Jun 17, 2011, 9:32 AM)
The Call for Papers is now open for Geek Camp 3.0, Bluepoint's 2nd local APNG camp which will be held from March 5 to 7, 2010 at the Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo City.

Combining the collaborative approach of Geek Camp 1.0 (2008) and the technical orientation of Geek Camp 2.0 (2009), Bluepoint's 3rd Geek Camp will be a venue for participants to present their papers and discuss related topics within the following working groups.

E-Culture Green ICT Internet Technologies Disaster Management
Submissions must include the following: presentation title, presentation abstract, speaker name, speaker biography, presentation format and duration, and audience expertise level.

Please email your papers, slides, and latest picture to magie at bluepoint.com.ph on or before February 10, 2010.

UML HW HA LMS ERP
Many thanks to those who submitted their applications. Final slides for all accepted entries listed here should be emailed to the secretariat on or before February 20, 2010.

VENUE
Antipolo City is approximately 26 kilometers east of Manila. Strategically located along Colaique, the 8-hectare Loreland Farm Resort puts the city's major attractions within easy reach. The Antipolo Cathedral is only 3 kilometers away from the resort, while the Hinulugang Taktak falls is a mere 7 minute drive.

REGISTRATION
Registration fee is only PHP 5000 (USD 108 or EUR 78) per attendee, inclusive of food (3 meals & 2 snacks daily), accommodations (1 bed per person, air conditioned room with cable TV, hot shower & bath tub), and access to the resort's 8 theme swimming pools from March 5 to 7. Registration fee for speakers is PHP 3000 (USD 65 or EUR 47) only. Registrations are accepted until February 26, 2010.
Software Freedom Day 2009
Saturday, Sep 19, 2009, 7:09 PM

Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Commission on Information & Communications Technology-National Computer Center (CICT-NCC), University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS), and Bluepoint Foundation celebrated Software Freedom Day with the rest of the world today at the National Computer Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.


More than 500 pre-registered attendees and walk-in participants joined us in this international celebration. Registration and refreshments were FREE, thanks to our sponsors:

We started accepting pre-registrations last August 17, 2009. All 400 slots were confirmed and reserved by August 24, 2009. To accommodate the large number of attendees, including more than 100 walk-in participants, three venues at the National Computer Center (NCC) were utilized to maximum capacity.

AUDIO VISUAL ROOMSEMINAR ROOM
08:00Registration
09:00National Anthem
09:05Invocation
Sen. Jovito Salonga
Trustee Emeritus
Bluepoint Foundation
Invocation
Marie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Executive Director
Bluepoint Foundation
09:10Software Freedom Day
Irene Balaoing
SFD09 Team Leader
Software Freedom Day
Arnold Laurinaria
SFD07 Team Leader
09:20Keynote
DG Angelo Timoteo Diaz de Rivera
Director General
National Computer Center
Keynote
Dr. Grace Javier Alfonso
Chancellor
UP Open University
09:40Vyatta
The Open Source Alternative to Cisco
Paul Magahis
BLUE
Red Hat
Major Sponsor
Justin Rivera
Technical Officer
MSI-ECS
10:15Red Hat
Major Sponsor
Robert Reidenbach
Technology Manager
UR Solutions
GCC
Linux Serial I/O Programming
Michael Balcos
BLUE
10:45SugarCRM
Commercial Open Source CRM
Chivas Sicam
BLUE
Kannel
Open Source WAP and SMS Gateway
Mike Cabalin
PH-LWUG
11:30CodeFest 2009 Awarding
Dr. Reena Estuar
Chair
Ateneo DISCS
CodeFest Presentation
Ryan Baclit
CodeFest Team Leader
BLUE
12:00Lunch Break
13:00GCC
Linux Serial I/O Programming
Michael Balcos
BLUE
SugarCRM
Commercial Open Source CRM
Chivas Sicam
BLUE
13:45Fedora Project
Herson Pagcaliwagan
BLUE
Vyatta
The Open Source Alternative to Cisco
Paul Magahis
BLUE
14:15Open Internet Exchange
Bani Lara
ASTI-DOST
ASTI Awarding
Marie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
15:00Closing Remarks
15:10Complimentary Snack

OVERFLOW AREA
09:30National Anthem
09:35InvocationMarie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
09:40Software Freedom DayMarie Grace Gaffud-Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
09:50Free and Open Source SoftwareEngels Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
10:35Bayanihan LinuxMarison Florendo
Advanced Science & Technology Institute
11:15Red HatRobert Reidenbach
UR Solutions
12:00Lunch Break

Exhibit booths were open for viewing from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the NCC lobby.

MSI-ECS
FedoraLinuxChix
Ateneo DISCS
ASTI
OLPCSugarLabs
UR Solutions
IOSN
Trend Micro
UPOU
NCCNCI
NCC Entrance

Special thanks to the following media networks for providing television coverage of our Software Freedom Day celebration:

UHF Channel 11

VHF Channel 7

Related Links
CodeFest 2009
CodeFest 2008
Software Freedom Day 2008
Software Freedom Day 2007

Software Freedom International
Best 2009 SFD Event Competition

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CodeFest 2009
Monday, Aug 10, 2009, 12:00 AM (Revision 131 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2011, 7:43 PM)
Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) and Bluepoint Foundation will hold CodeFest 2009 on September 12, 2009 at the Faura Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

CodeFest 2009 is open to all senior high school students and college undergraduates who are proficient in any of the following programming languages:

c c++ java perl php python

Interested parties must submit an endorsement letter from their respective schools and register at Bluepoint Foundation or Ateneo DISCS before September 8, 2009. Registration fee is 100 pesos per contestant. Only 20 players will be accommodated, maximum of 5 contestants per school.

AteneoRoosevelt CollegeSTI CubaoSTI MarikinaTIP Manila
Nelvin Driz
Alvin Dumalus
Marlou Ramas
Fernando Vitug


Adviser
Hubert Ursua
Rexon Chumacera
Jayson Zanarias




Adviser
Sheryl Villaroman
Francis Pineda
Ronnel Talento
Billy Ray Teves
Sandino Umengan
Camillo Villagonzalo

Adviser
Cheryl Buatin
Meynard Collado
Galileo Lajara
Golu Pabla
Chippy San Jose


Adviser
Arthur Lasaca
Justine Afable
Edwin Bondoc
Ryan Calonzo
James Licong
Sergio Paglinawan

Adviser
Jerico Flor

Contest duration is 1.5 hours. Players must try to solve a series of problems within the given time. Code is evaluated using the PC^2 software that follows the ACM rules for scoring. It ranks players according to the number of programming problems solved correctly. The player who solves most or all problems properly and with the least time penalties will be the declared as champion. In case of a tie, the player who has the lesser amount of time penalties wins. More about PC^2 usage will be discussed before the contest begins.

CodeFest 2009 will be held at Ateneo de Manila University (Faura Hall) from 1PM to 3PM on September 12, 2009.

Prizes and certificates will be awarded during the Software Freedom Day celebration at the National Computer Center (AVR) on September 19, 2009.

Related Links
Software Freedom Day 2009
Software Freedom Day 2008
CodeFest 2008
APNG 11th Camp
Wednesday, Jul 22, 2009, 9:00 PM
11th Camp: Value of Innovation with Asia Pacific Next Generation
Berjaya Times Square Hotel and Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20-22 July 2009


Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) is an Internet organization dedicated to the advancement of networking infrastructure in this region and to the research and development of all associated enabling technologies. Its mission is to promote the Internet and the coordination of network inter-connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region. It also represents the “Asia Pacific Next Generation” raising the voice of the Next Generation of the region.

Through its activities, it has spawned off a number of Asia Pacific organizations including Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). Today, APNG represents the region at the Coordinating Committee for Inter-Continental Research Networking (CCIRN), and is the leading voice of Internet networking in the Asia Pacific Region.
Summer Geek Camp 2009
Sunday, Apr 19, 2009, 11:59 PM


Bluepoint Foundation, in cooperation with Saudi Investment Group & Marketing (SIGMA) and Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), successfully held the 2nd Summer Geek Camp from April 17 to 19, 2009 at the Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo City.

Taking off from the great success of our 1st camp in Tagaytay last year, Summer Geek Camp 2009 was an Enterprise 2.0 boot camp for software developers, system & network administrators, and information managers. It was also a local APNG camp.

Enterprise 2.0

Web 2.0 technologies and techniques like wikis, blogs, tagging, social networks and mashups have entered the workplace - breaking down information boundaries and providing greater collaboration for the enterprise.
Boot Camp

Participants learned the fundamentals of how their organizations can leverage Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing to increase productivity, grow revenues, spur innovation, and lower costs.
Attendees

Senior Technologists including CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, communications and networking specialists, directors of infrastructure.

TRACKS
There were 3 working groups: System and Network Administration, Software Development, and Information Management. The use of Open Source tools and technologies were integrated into these learning sessions. Topics covered:

Web 2.0
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
YAML Ain't a Markup Language (YAML)
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
Representational State Transfer (REST)
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Xen Virtualization
Cloud Computing

According to a research whitepaper by IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, instant messaging is set to replace email as the preferred form of business communication by the second half of 2010.

Participants learned how to build their own Linux-based, enterprise-grade IM server during the camp.

Cloud Computing allows the low cost deployment of massive amounts of IT resources on demand and in real time.

Participants learned how to build their own Linux-based Elastic Compute Cloud in this camp.

AGENDA
Summer Geek Camp was a community building event. In the spirit of Free and Open Source Software, participants shared resources and took part in activities and the running of the camp.

TIMEDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
07:00WAKE UP CALL
07:30BREAKFAST
08:30MORNING CIRCLE
09:30TEAM BUILDINGFINAL PRESENTATION
10:30BREAK
10:45TECHNICAL SESSIONCLOSING CIRCLE
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:15LUNCH
13:00ASSEMBLYTECHNICAL SESSIONSWIMMING
13:30ORIENTATION
14:30
15:30BREAK
15:45PLENARY SESSIONTECHNICAL SESSION
16:00
17:00
18:00FREE TIME
19:00SWIMMING
20:00DINNER
21:00EVENING PROGRAM
22:00

VENUE
Antipolo City is approximately 26 kilometers east of Manila. Strategically located along Colaique, the 8-hectare Loreland Farm Resort puts the city's major attractions within easy reach. The Antipolo Cathedral is only 3 kilometers away from the resort, while the Hinulugang Taktak falls is a mere 7 minute drive.

REGISTRATION
Registration fee was only PHP 5000 (USD 105 or EUR 82) per attendee, inclusive of food (3 meals & 2 snacks daily), accommodations (1 bed per person, air conditioned room with cable TV, hot shower & bath tub), and access to the resort's 8 theme swimming pools from April 17 to 19. Registrations were accepted until April 13, 2009.
STI Seminar Series
Saturday, Mar 14, 2009, 7:00 PM
Bluepoint, in cooperation with Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE), conducted a series of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) seminars for STI College Novaliches students last February 28, March 7, and March 14, 2009.
TIP ITE Roadshow
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009, 7:00 PM
Bluepoint, in cooperation with LinuxChix and Fedora Philippines, presented Linux and Open Source at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) College of Information Technology Education (CITE) Roadshow in Manila.
Summer Geek Camp 2009
Saturday, Jan 31, 2009, 12:00 AM

As part of Bluepoint's Free and Open Source Software advocacy, we will hold the 2nd Summer Geek Camp on April 17-19, 2009 at the Loreland Farm Resort in Antipolo City.

Taking off from the great success of our first camp in Tagaytay last year, Summer Geek Camp 2009 will focus on Enterprise 2.0 for software developers, system & network administrators, and information managers. We are also going to intensify the technical sessions for this camp, with certifications of completion for those who fulfill all the training requirements.

What is Enterprise 2.0?
Web 2.0 technologies and techniques like wikis, blogs, tagging, social networks and mashups have entered the workplace - breaking down information boundaries and providing greater collaboration for the enterprise.
What Will You Learn?
Learn the fundamentals of how your organization can leverage Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing to increase productivity, grow revenues, spur innovation, and lower costs.
Who Should Attend?
Senior Technologists including CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, communications and networking specialists, directors of infrastructure.

TRACKS
There will be 3 working groups: 1) System and Network Administration, 2) Software Development, and 3) Information Management. The use of Open Source tools and technologies will be integrated into these learning sessions. Topics include:

Web 2.0 Security
Cloud Computing
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
Representational State Transfer (REST)
JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
YAML Ain't a Markup Language (YAML)
Extensible Markup Language (XML)

According to a research whitepaper by IDC, a global provider of market intelligence, instant messaging is set to replace email as the preferred form of business communication by the second half of 2010.

Learn how to build your own Linux-based, enterprise-grade IM server this summer.

Cloud Computing allows you to deploy and access everything from single systems to massive amounts of IT resources, on demand, in real time, at an affordable cost.

Learn how to build your own Linux-based Elastic Compute Cloud in this camp.

AGENDA
Summer Geek Camp is a community building event. In the spirit of Free and Open Source software, participants are expected to share resources and take part in activities and the running of the event.

TIMEDAY 1DAY 2DAY 3
07:00WAKE UP CALL
07:30BREAKFAST
08:30MORNING CIRCLE
09:30TEAM BUILDINGFINAL PRESENTATION
10:30BREAK
10:45TRACK SESSIONSCLOSING CIRCLE
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:15LUNCH
13:00ASSEMBLYFREE TIMESWIMMING
13:30ORIENTATIONTRACK SESSIONS
14:30
15:30BREAK
15:45PLENARY SESSIONSPEED GEEKING
16:00
17:00
18:00FREE TIMEPLANNING
19:00SWIMMING
20:00DINNER
21:00EVENING PROGRAM
22:00

VENUE
Antipolo City is approximately 26 kilometers east of Manila. Strategically located along Colaique, the 8-hectare Loreland Farm Resort puts the city's major attractions within easy reach. The Antipolo Cathedral is only 3 kilometers away from the resort, while the Hinulugang Taktak falls is a mere 7 minute drive.

SPONSORSHIP
Our sponsorship packages offer high level opportunities to demonstrate thought leadership and provide strategic interaction with attendees. Download the sponsorship prospectus here.

REGISTRATION
Registration fee is only PHP 5000 (USD 105 or EUR 82) per attendee. This covers food (meals & snacks), accommodations (1 bed per person, air conditioned room with cable TV, hot shower & bath tub), and access to the resort's 8 theme swimming pools from April 17 to 19. Registration is open until April 13, 2009.
CodeFest 2008
Saturday, Oct 4, 2008, 3:00 PM
Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Ateneo de Manila University Department of Information Systems & Computer Science (DISCS), CYWare, Trend Micro, and Bluepoint Foundation concluded the Software Freedom Day CodeFest 2008 today at Faura Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Bluepoint and CYWare awarded 35,000 pesos worth of training and cash to ultimate coder Galileo Lajara, a third-year college student from STI Marikina. Don Jomar Hombrebueno and Carlos John Sergio Paglinawan of TIP Manila were first and second runner-up, respectively.

Adamson UniversityTIP ManilaSTI MarikinaACSAT Alabang
Diane Pamela Baluyot
Jorelle Avendano
Joselito Ramon Navera
Julianne May Bithao
Robinson Ong
Ron Karlo Garcia
John Renato Salvio

Niña Pasia
Adviser
Carlos John Sergio Paglinawan
Don Jomar Hombrebueno
Jorel Rosario Canoy
Ralph Bryan Calonzo
Ricardo Eugenio

Grace Sicat
Adviser
Galileo Lajara
Donnie Ray Gianchand
Carlo Pantilano

Jack Salas
Adviser

Many thanks to Dr. Pablo Manalastas, Dr. John Paul Vergara, Mark Bautista, William Yu, Isagani Osio, Orly Andico, Carlos Yu, Michael Balcos, and Ryan Baclit for helping us make CodeFest 2008 a success.
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Software Freedom Day 2008
Saturday, Sep 20, 2008, 11:00 PM


Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) in cooperation with the Commission on Information & Communications Technology-National Computer Center (CICT-NCC), Advanced Science & Technology Institute (ASTI), and Bluepoint Foundation celebrated Software Freedom Day with the rest of the world today at the National Computer Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
More than 500 attendees joined Fedora Ambassadors Philippines, LinuxChix Philippines, Slackware Linux Users Group Philippines (SLUGPhils), Philippine Linux Windows Users Group (PH-LWUG), Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration & Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV), Philippine Linux Users Group (PLUG), One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Philippines, Novare Technologies, Computerworld Philippines, Sun Microsystems, and Trend Micro in the 8AM to 6PM celebration.

PLENARY SESSION
InvocationFormer Senate President Jovito Salonga
Bluepoint Foundation
Opening RemarksAngelo Timoteo Diaz de Rivera
Director General/Commissioner
NCC/CICT
Software Freedom DayKim Murga
SFD08 Team Leader
BLUE
Free and Open Source SoftwareMagie Antonio
LinuxChix Philippines
KeynoteArthur Tyde
Linux & Open Source Solutions Architect
Oracle Philippines
Open Source for the Visually ImpairedRene Orense
ATRIEV
Open Source: The SM ExperienceBryan Galleta
SM Prime Holdings
IPv6: The Next Generation InternetBani Lara
ASTI
Fedora ProjectEngels Antonio
Fedora Project
TECHNICAL SESSIONSCODEFEST TUNE-UP
Desktop Linux from Scratch
Rage Callao
ASTI
Ryan Baclit
BLUE

Pablo Manalastas
Ateneo de Manila University/PLUG

Orly Andico
Oracle Philippines/PLUG

Carlos Yu
CYWare/PLUG

Engels Antonio
Bluepoint Foundation
J2ME Applications Development on Netbeans
Edward Samson
Novare Technologies
Open Source Network Access Controller
Roy Jieviv Saguran
PH-LWUG
Robotics with Slackware Linux
Michael Balcos
SLUGPhils
EXHIBIT BOOTHS
Philippine Linux Users GroupNational Computer Institute
Philippine Linux Windows Users GroupComputerworld Philippines
Slackware Linux Users Group PhilippinesOne Laptop Per Child Philippines
Fedora ProjectAdvanced Science & Technology Institute
LinuxChix PhilippinesSun Microsystems

Press
Philippines Joins Worldwide Celebration of Software Freedom Day
RP to Take Part in Global Open Source Festivities
Sun Leads Global Mobilization of Communities Around Software Freedom Day 2008
Software Freedom Day Brings NGO, Government, Education, Private Sectors Together

Related Links
CodeFest 2008
Software Freedom Day 2007
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APNG 10th Camp
Saturday, Aug 16, 2008, 12:00 AM


10th Camp: ICT Vision From, by and for Next Generation
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
11-15 August 2008

Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) is an Internet organization dedicated to the advancement of networking infrastructure in this region and to the research and development of all associated enabling technologies. Its mission is to promote the Internet and the coordination of network inter-connectivity in the Asia Pacific Region. It also represents the “Asia Pacific Next Generation” raising the voice of the Next Generation of the region.

Through its activities, it has spawned off a number of Asia Pacific organizations including Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Asia & Pacific Internet Association (APIA), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) and Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT). Today, APNG represents the region at the Coordinating Committee for Inter-Continental Research Networking (CCIRN), and is the leading voice of Internet networking in the Asia Pacific Region.
Summer Geek Camp 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008, 9:00 PM (Revision 87 - Thursday, Jul 14, 2011, 7:44 PM)
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Bluepoint Foundation and Bluepoint Linux Users Elite (BLUE) held the first Summer Geek Camp at Carillo Garden Resort (Tagaytay) and Pacific Heights (Batangas) from May 2 to 4, 2008.

PLENARYMagie AntonioLocal FOSS Community Updates
Engels AntonioFedora Project Updates
Eddie SalongaProgramming Fundamentals
TECHNICALMark MayoRuby on Rails (RoR)
Asterisk Open Source Telephony Engine
Lighttpd High-Performance Webserver
Kim MurgaPHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP)
Eclipse Open Development Platform
Java Development with Iced Tea
Engels AntonioGit Fast Version Control System
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
Varnish High-Performance HTTP Accelerator
SKILLSHAREEddie SalongaCoffee Tasting
Paul MagahisMuay Thai
Psylocke AntonioBasic Japanese
Anthony CoBasic Chinese
Magie AntonioBasic French
Heherson PagcaliwaganBasic German


Many thanks to the following organizations for supporting this special event:

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