Celebrating 24 Years of Open Source Advocacy, Education, and Development
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.
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.
We exist to enhance the IT skills of Filipinos by providing globally competitive Open Source education.
We do this by advocating, educating people in, and developing Open Source software through trainings, seminars, fund-raising events, research, and development.
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.
By placing addresses into MySQL and providing a web interface to manage content, we no longer needed to work overtime consolidating files. Also, it gave our network operations group the autonomy to deploy new networks without going through a long-drawn (and often useless) committee process.
We're just beginning to appreciate the freedom Open Source provides. The next couple of months should be interesting; the applications of Open Source are apparent in every section of our network - from maintaining transmission networks to network management and application support and development. This wouldn't have been possible without Bluepoint.