LPI Paper-based Certification Exam Sept 23, 2011

Announcement: LPI Paper-based Certification Exam during Y4IT Sept 23, 2011
Update 1.0 (07-29-2011)

We apologize in not responding immediately to your queries. We made sure that everything is in place and details (venue, time, pricing, etc.) finalized before we respond.
This includes our negotiations with LPI Asia-Pacific/HK so we can get the lowest possible pricing for the exam. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1) Pricing

***USD 120 or PHP 5,400 per individual exam for LPI 101, 102, 201, 202. This is if you are only taking 1 exam
***USD  200 or PHP 9,000 discounted price for those taking 2 exams e,g, LPI 101 & 102 / LPI 201 & 202

Note: We haven't finalized yet costs for LPI 301, 302, 30x exams. Will let you know by next week the price.

2) Deadline for payment: August 23, 2011

Since the exams needs to be pre-ordered from LPI which includes payment, please pay in advance.
LPI will only provide/send us the exact number of paid exams package.
We can not therefore assure that walk-in examinees will be allowed to take the exam or payment beyond the deadline will be accepted.

3) Where to pay:

Look for Rhea Francisco at UPITTC Administration Office

UP Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC)
2/F Vidal A. Tan Hall, Quirino Ave. cor. Velasquez St.
(Across Faculty Center besides NISMED)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Tel: 436-2217, 920-2080

4) Exam Date & Venue:

Date: Sept 23, 2011

LPI 101, 201, 301            8:30am to 10:00am
LPI 102, 202, 302 or 30x  10:30am to 12:00noon

UP Information Technology Training Center (UP ITTC)
2/F Vidal A. Tan Hall, Quirino Ave. cor. Velasquez St.
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 436-2217, 920-2080

5) Requirements:

LPI ID: You need an LPI ID to take the exam.

If you don't have an LPI ID. Please register at https://cs.lpi.org/caf/Xamman/register
LPI Registration is free. Please read carefully the instruction to understand the importance of registering at LPI.

Valid Identification (ID) with picture and signature: Gov't issued ID (Driver's License, Passport, UMID, GSIS, SSS, PRC, Postal ID)
Please bring this with you during the exam for proper identification.

Pencil and eraser only, Scratch paper will be provided by the proctors.

6) Details about the exam:
Please visit the LPI website: http://www.lpi.org/eng/certification

We will be issuing updates in the days to come.

Thank you for your interest.

In behalf of the International Open Source Network ASEAN+3

Ariel S. Betan
Member, Managing Board of Directors

UP System IT Foundation Board Secretary
UP ITTC & UP Manila Faculty

Meeting RHT’s Lei Bautista

Two Fridays ago (22 Jul), I got to meet Lei Bautista[1], Red Hat’s new Country Sales Manager for the Philippines. Our discussion primarily revolved around Fedora Philippines[2], Red Hat and her new role as CSM. Some takeaways from the meeting:
* there is interest from Red Hat’s corporate clients for a community
* it might be a good opportunity for Fedora Philippines to tap that interest
* Red Hat would be having a more active presence in the Philippines from now on
* she’s willing to bring media/swag from RHT SG 😀

While no concrete plans were laid out that night, it’s exciting to note that we now have someone directly from Red Hat who’s local. Sorry Mel[2], you’re MA-based 😉

[1] http://ph.linkedin.com/pub/lei-bautista/17/71a/bb6
[2] http://ph.fedoracommunity.org/
[3] http://blog.melchua.com/

Fedora APAC: Well Oiled Machine

That’s the exact title of the session I’m proposing for FUDCon India 2011 [1]. For completeness, here’s the description:

The goal of this session is to explore avenues to make Fedora APAC work where “everybody knows what to do, when to do it and get things done without any help or assistance”. It is my hope to lessen the burden on local ambassadors by getting resources on the ground more efficiently.

Hopefully, by having the session on a venue such as FUDCon where lots of APAC Ambassadors will be in attendance, we’ll finally be able to nail down the specifics and move from there.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FUDCon:India_2011

Nocturnal Life

It’s been three days since I got night shift and so far, the change has not been pretty on me. I’m quickly remembering why I quit my first job back in 2007 as a collections agent. Sleeping is a challenge, I’m falling out of love with food, my energy levels being not where I’m used them to be, I’m not thinking things through as thoroughly as before – everything pointing out that I’m seriously out of sync.

So what to do? First I’m going to get myself a comfortable batcave – dark room, comfortable temperature and commute-friendly to and from Ortigas. Second, I need to learn to prepare my own food. Fastfood is quickly becoming un-enticing and I really need to get healthy. Third, I need to get myself to exercise. Fourth, take more control of my life by starting to get organized.

Bluepoint Endowment Fund

I can’t put it more eloquently than Bluepoint‘s post can. Here’s the least important part:

You can help Bluepoint gain financial stability by contributing to the fund. Your one-time donation of PHP 100,000 (USD 2,300 or EUR 1,600) or more will be a gift that will keep giving to Bluepoint’s beneficiaries for many years to come.

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 trained at Bluepoint back in 2007. Since then, I’ve become an avid volunteer/partner for Bluepoint’s events and activities. I’d like to note here that most of my Fedora Events are held through the support of Bluepoint and fellow Bluepoint alumni.

PS. Bluepoint also hosts the Fedora Philippines website.