18 - 19 October 2010, Hilton-Sofia, Bulgaria
The annual International Awards for Software Excellence were given on the 8th of June 2010 on an official ceremony in Bilbao.
The ESI International Awards for Software Excellence have four different categories, depending on the type of organization and the successfully implemented initiatives. These categories were: International, European, SMEs and Cluster Approach Project.
38 organizations from around 11 countries participated: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Moldova, Portugal and Spain.
On the 16th of May 2010 in the ceremonial hall of Sofia University was the final Idea Challenge Day of the contest for innovative business ideas “Idea Challenge”, organized by the club of the young entrepreneurs “Start It Smart”. The goal of the competition is to attract the young people, who are willing to change the world around them and give a support to realize their innovative ideas.
Challenging the IT qualification and innovations in Bulgaria” partnership program is launched by ESI Center Bulgaria with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and America for Bulgaria Foundation. The goal of the program is to provide contemporary content and training courses on software engineering and IT services management, with a specific focus on modern training methods and style.
ESI Center Eastern Europe (EE) has finished the first implementation of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 in Bulgaria. Musala Soft is the first ICT company in the country certified for its maturity and established, identified and documented policies and practices, that can be improved during future periods.