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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
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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.
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