ISTA 2011 Summary

Innovations in Software Test Automation (ISTA) conference is born. This is the first annual gathering of software development and automation specialists. The goal of the conference is to promote innovation and to enable ideas sharing in the software development community in Bulgaria.

Five companies on the Bulgarian IT market get together to organize a conference centered around excellence and innovations in technologies and automation.

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ISTA 2011 Overview

  • Date: 25 November 2011
  • Place: Rainbow Plaza
  • 1 day event at the main hall of Rainbow Plaza, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 5 presentations, lunch, cocktail.
  • Over 200 participants.
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ISTA 2012 Summary

This is the second annual gathering of software experts in Bulgaria. The conference has gained popularity after the success of the first edition in 2011 and is growing in number and breadth of topics covered as well as participation.

We are fully committed to support the ongoing development of quality standards in the field of software development and test automation with focus on new technologies and best practices.

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ISTA 2012 Overview

  • Date: 22 November 2012
  • Place: Inter Expo Center
  • 1 day event at the main hall of Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 10 presentations, 4 hands-on labs, lunch, cocktail.
  • Over 400 requests for registrations.
  • Completely sold out for less than 3 weeks.
  • ISTA 2012 had waiting lists for registration.
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ISTA 2013 Summary

Third year in a row the software community gathers to share innovative ideas in software development, testing and automation. The previous two annual gatherings have been a huge success and this year ISTA grew even more. The number of companies participating, speakers presenting, hands-on labs, and participants attending the conference has gone up even more.

The ISTA organization committee had to move the conference to a larger venue due to the high demands and the conference was scheduled and took place in the Sofia Event Center. Also there was already international interest from other countries in Europe.

The 2013 edition of ISTA promo video.
The 2013 Keynote.

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ISTA 2013 Overview

  • Date: 14 November 2013
  • Place: Sofia Event Center (SEC)
  • 1 day event at the Sofia Event Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 12 presentations, 4 hands-on labs, lunch, cocktail.
  • Over 500 participants.
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ISTA 2014 Summary

Fourth consecutive successful year for the ISTA Conference. Yet another increase in attendance and participation. Over 50 papers were reviewed through the call for speakers process in order to arrive at the best which made the conference day of ISTA 2014 fantastic. The conference was held for two days where the first day was dedicated fully to 9 hands-on labs and the second day was packed with interesting presentations in three simultaneous tracks. The feedback was great.

At ISTA 2014 we also laid the foundation of the ISTA Social Initiative. We are committed to supporting and participating in social causes targeted at better education. We partnered with the Dechitsa foundation for the 2014 edition of ISTA.

The 2014 edition of ISTA promo video.
The 2014 Keynote.
All 2014 presentations.

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ISTA 2014 Overview

  • Date: 26, 27 November 2014
  • Place: Sofia Event Center (SEC)
  • 2 day event at the Sofia Event Center, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 22 presentations, 9 hands-on labs, lunch, cocktail.
  • ISTA had its first Social Cause Initiative.
  • Over 600 participants.
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ISTA Con 2015 Summary

Fifth time in a row ISTA Con is successful, has grown, and managed to bring software innovation to the stage. Over 100 papers were reviewed through the call for speakers process in order to arrive at the best which made the conference day of ISTA Con 2015 even better than the previous years. The conference was held for two days where the first day was dedicated fully to 4 hands-on labs and the second day was again packed with interesting presentations in four tracks.

At ISTA Con 2015 continues the Social Cause innitiative that was started with the 2014 edition. This time we partnered with Eyes on four paws.

The 2015 morning Keynote by Jim Holmes.
The 2015 afternoon Keynote by Richard Soley.
All 2015 presentations.

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ISTA Con 2015 Overview

  • Date: 18, 19 November 2015
  • Place: Sofia Event Center (SEC)
  • 27 presentations, 4 hands-on labs, lunch, cocktail.
  • Social Cause Initiative continues with Eyes on four paws.
  • Over 700 participants.
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