Bluepoint is a non-profit Open Source education and development center. It is the first organization in the Philippines to focus on Linux and Open Source training.
I took up Bluepoint's Total Linux course last 2002 and time and again, what I've learned are still relevant today. Why? The course was developed with security and performance in mind.

In less than two months, I was able to learn the best practices in setting up Linux as a server: installing Linux at a bare minimum; removing standard and unnecessary programs, files and folders; protecting critical files and folders; compiling server software and the Linux kernel from scratch with optimized settings and necessary features only; installing servers in a jailed environment; designing and implementing a paranoid firewall.

Aside from the hands on lecture, we also had the toughest practical and written exams.

This quality training helped me obtain a score of 100% in my RHCE exam last March 2005. The first person I thanked was of course, my instructor, Engels Antonio of Bluepoint Institute.

- Chivas Sicam
Senior Science Research Specialist
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: