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
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.

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

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