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 enrolled in Bluepoint's Total Linux course in June of 2001. Aside from learning Linux through a well-designed course, I also made a lot of new friends - sharing our enthusiasm for Linux, as well as other aspects of life. But what stood out in my mind, were the people behind Bluepoint: Magie Antonio, Engels Antonio, and Eddie Salonga. Their passion and dedication to making world-class Linux training accessible to under-privileged Filipino students is inspiring and infectious. Most of the alumni I have met (including myself), have volunteered to either train, fund, or help organize Bluepoint's free training seminars to advocate the use of Open Source technology all over the Philippines.

- Carlos Yu
Rustans Supercenter Inc. (Shopwise)
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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