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An Introduction to the Computer Professionals’ Union

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The Computer Professionals\' Union -- Who We Are, When Did We Start, What We Do.

The Computer Professionals\' Union -- Who We Are, When Did We Start, What We Do.


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  • 1. The Computer Professionals’ Union 8 Years of Advancing ICT for the People – We’re going Turbo.
  • 2. Who We Are The Computer Professionals’ Union (CPU) is a duly registered, non-stock, non-profit organization of ICT professionals, students and advocates united in Advancing ICT for the People.
  • 3. Who We Are
  • 4. A Short History CPU was founded in August 7,  2001 by ICT professionals who  joined the People Power 2  Movement. CPU pioneered in organizing the  Philippine celebration of Software  Freedom Day in 2004. CPU was officially registered in  the Securities and Exchanges  Commission in 2008.
  • 5. A Short History In February 2009, CPU participated  in the Information Activism Camp in  India as advisory group member. In July 2009, CPU conducted AOM  2.0, the first nation‐wide workshop on  integrating Information Activism in  Grassroots Campaigns. In the 2010 automated elections CPU conducted voter education  and election monitoring through  the Vote Report PH project.
  • 6. What We Do New Media Trainings – We train non- profits and advocacy organizations in the use of various digital tools for their campaigns. Project People’s Web – We help create, develop and maintain web portals for various organizations and campaigns.
  • 7. What We Do Applications & Systems – We develop and train in the use of databases, management systems, and other applications for advocacy work. Digital Resources Bureau – We help reservice old hardware for, as well as maintain and streamline hardware systems of non-profits and cause-oriented organizations.
  • 8. What We Do FOSS Advocacy – CPU is a leading promoter of Free and Open Source Software or FOSS as an alternative in the industry and as a tool for advocacy.
  • 9. Advance ICT for the People “Our efforts are linked with the struggle of the Filipino people to improve their general situation. Our projects are based on their needs; our training modules are for their benefit. They are our clients and our project managers: we shall advance and develop ICT for their welfare.” -We Unite to Advance Information and Communications Technology for the People Unity Statement of the Computer Professionals’ Union (August 2008) www.cp-union.com Email: secretariat@cp-union.com Tel No: 440 – 1430 Add: 10-B P.Burgos St., Cor. Calderon, Project 4, Quezon City