About Us

Celebrating 16 Years of Open Source Advocacy, Education, and Development
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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.


VISION

Bluepoint seeks to be the primary institution focused on Linux and Open Source education based in the Philippines and recognized worldwide.


We started providing vendor-independent Linux training in 1999 with our Total Linux® course, which gradually revolved around the Red Hat Linux distribution - Red Hat being the global leader in developing, deploying and managing Linux and Open Source solutions.

In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's Linux training and acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) programs throughout the Philippines as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC). At the time, RHCE was named one of IT industry's "10 Hottest Certifications" and ranked as the highest quality training and certification in IT.


MISSION

Purpose
We exist to enhance the IT skills of Filipinos by providing globally competitive Open Source education.

Business
We do this by advocating, educating people in, and developing Open Source software through trainings, seminars, fund-raising events, research, and development.

Values
We believe that Open Source provides the greatest degree of freedom in terms of operation as well as development. It is more cost effective and reliable than any proprietary software in the long term. We are committed to excellent service, innovation, diversity, creativity, honesty, and integrity. Our accountability is to God.

Our Partners

Bluepoint has forged strategic relationships with highly-respected organizations in the Philippines and around the world to extend its reach and help realize the foundation's mission and vision.


DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENSE
DND is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for guarding against external and internal threats to peace and security in the country. It exercises executive supervision over the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Office of Civil Defense, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, the National Defense College of the Philippines, and the Government Arsenal. It is also responsible for disaster preparation and management in the country.



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TRAINING CHANNEL PARTNER 2002
Red Hat provides an award winning version of the Linux operating system and offers a full line of services, including on-site consulting, developer training, certification programs and priority access updates for mission-critical Linux environments worldwide. In 2002, Bluepoint offered Red Hat's acclaimed Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) program as the official Red Hat Certified Training and Education Center (RHCTEC) in the Philippines.


FOUNDATION FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
FIT-ED was established to increase IT awareness in the Philippines and to contribute to the effort to enable Philippine society for the Information Age. It provides a forum for discussions of issues, expectations and realizable goals relevant to this effort. FIT-ED reviews current thinking and sponsors original research on issues relevant to the attainment of an IT-enabled Philippines.


NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
NEDA is the country’s premier socioeconomic planning body, highly regarded as the authority in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis and research. It provides high-level advice to policymakers in Congress and the Executive Branch and coordinates the formulation of policies, plans and programs to efficiently set the broad parameters for national and sub-national development.


DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES
DAP supports national initiatives by pursuing innovations in governance, organization development, and productivity; building lasting capacities in its key stakeholders; fostering partnerships among government, private sector and civil society; reaching out through consultancy, training, education, research and publications; and initiating the exchange of ideas and expertise on development in Asia and the Pacific.


NATIONAL COMPUTER CENTER
NCC is the lead agency in promoting the strategic use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the government for the delivery of public services through innovative solutions. It supports to the administration’s ICT thrust by forging strategic alliances with the private sector, coordinating ICT activities, developing human capital, promoting ICT utilization in all sectors of the society, and advocating Philippine ICT services worldwide.


MANDRAKESOFT
MandrakeSoft is a project initiator and skills organizer in the Open Source arena. It helps users benefit from the community's innovations by offering a powerful, stable and recognized operating system together with a full range of solutions for client computers and for servers. Linux-Mandrake is a distribution that is easy to install and use, fast and reliable. In 1999, Bluepoint became the official distributor of Linux-Mandrake in the Philippines.

Docker's 2nd Birthday Celebration

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Docker is an open platform for developers and sysadmins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Consisting of Docker Engine, a portable, lightweight runtime and packaging tool, and Docker Hub, a cloud service for sharing applications and automating workflows, Docker enables apps to be quickly assembled from components and eliminates the friction between development, QA, and production environments. As a result, IT can ship faster and run the same app, unchanged, on laptops, data center VMs, and any cloud.

The Docker community will be hosting over a dozen open-source-a-thon parties around the world from March 23 to April 19, 2015. At these parties the Docker core team and expert developers from the broader open source community will teach and guide participants on how to contribute to open source.

Bluepoint will be celebrating Docker's 2nd birthday on April 18, 2015 at the Senator Jovito R. Salonga Building, Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument to the Heroes) in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. Potluck as usual. RSVP.

2 Years of Docker at Bluepoint

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Bluepoint celebrated Docker's 2nd birthday today (April 18, 2015) at the Senator Jovito R. Salonga Building, Bantayog ng mga Bayani (Monument to the Heroes) in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

14:30-15:30 Docker
15:30-16:30 Go
16:30-18:30 Party
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