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
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.