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
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 on or before February 10, 2010.

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.

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 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.