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THINK DIFFERENT: XS Software won 2014 BAPM Award for "HR Innovation of The Year" 2015-02-02

2014 is the 4th year round XS Software wins an HR award from the Bulgarian Association for People Management. Overall, 31 projects took part in the competition in 7 categories: HR Innovation of...

XS @ PLOVDIV GAME JAM 2015 2015-02-01

"Kickstarter or Kick in the Ass for Starters" and "Girls Need Their Space… in Gaming Too" were the two titles represented by XS Software at Plovdiv Game Jam conference on January 23-25, 2015...

GAME IS NOT OVER: XS Software for a consecutive year represents Bulgarian game industry at the biggest Asian game exhibition G-Star 2015-01-31

In November 2014, for a second consecutive year XS Software took active part in G-STAR, South Korea’s biggest annual games conference, held in Busan. XS Software is the only Bulgarian game...

"LET’S TALK ABOUT *EX": XS Software reveals its people management innovations at the BAPM conference 2015-01-30

On November 13, 2014 in Sofia Sheraton Balkan Hotel during the People Management Conference of the Bulgarian Association for People Management (BAPM), XS Software team revealed examples of its...

The XS Green Mile From CSR to PSR 2014-10-24

On August 15, 2014 in a video interview taken by Holiday Heros for a former charity campaign of theirs with XS Software, we have asked 2 main questions; When is the right time for charity? and...

2014 - 2015 Study Year Opening, The Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev: “Knowledge-Skills: SoftUni makes the difference” 2014-10-08

8 October 2014, The Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, greets the start of the new study year in the Software University (SoftUni), sponsored by XS Software.

"Our educational...

Long Live the Practice between XS Innovation Garage and NBU Lab 2014-09-19

September 19, 2014, 12 students are eager to demonstrate their software development products after the operation BG051PO001-3.1.07 “Preparation of Practitioners in Information Technologies in...

When is the right timer for charity? 2014-08-15

It's neither Easter, nor Xmas...

When is the right time for charity? And is it corporate or personal responsibility?

Listen to some thoughts...

United Collective Intelligence of XS Software Innovation Garage and NBU Lab 2014-06-12

XS Software experts participate in NBU's project “Preparation of Practitioners in Information Technologies in the Economy of Knowledge”. The program is part of the 2007-2013 Human Resources...

Hristo Tenchev, XS Software CEO – SoftUni’s Mécénat 2014-06-12

January 2014, Sofia, Business Center Stefan Karadzha. The first public workshop-based university for developers opens its doors. At the end of 2013, the Software University (SoftUni) was found...

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THINK DIFFERENT: XS Software won 2014 BAPM Award for "HR Innovation of The Year"2015-02-02

2014 is the 4th year round XS Software wins an HR award from the Bulgarian Association for People Management. Overall, 31 projects took part in the competition in 7 categories: HR Innovation of The Year, HR Team of The Year, Best SME ‘s HR Project for 2014, Best Project for Integrating Education in Business for 2014, HR Rising Star of the Year, Most People Oriented CEO of the Year and HR Director/ Manager of the Year. The rest of the companies among the nominees include SAP Labs, HP Bulgaria, Actavis, Ingragistics Bulgaria, Order Dynamics, Vivacom, Telenor Bulgaria, Bella Bulgaria, All Channels Communications, TELUS International, TBI Info, Adecco Bulgaria, Easy Consult. The evaluation and ranking was done in several stages: Application, Prove and Verification, Winners Announcement. The nominees in each category are confidentially assessed by a category committee, consisting of a Chairman (BHRMDA Management Board member) and 17 outstanding members.

Elements of the HR innovation process in the company started several years ago with the use of game mechanics for attracting people and ideas through Innovation Garage initiative, went through the internship and mentors’ collaborative program with the New Bulgarian University after the operation BG051PO001-3.1.07 “Preparation of Practitioners in Information Technologies in the Economy of Knowledge”, funded under the Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2007-2013 from the European Social Fund, and reached the freemium teambuilding sessions and gamified language courses in the company. XS Software’s gamified HR gained objective credibility and recognition through the granted HR Innovation award.

XS @ PLOVDIV GAME JAM 20152015-02-01

"Kickstarter or Kick in the Ass for Starters" and "Girls Need Their Space… in Gaming Too" were the two titles represented by XS Software at Plovdiv Game Jam conference on January 23-25, 2015 in Plovdiv.

Nadezhda Danabasheva, Chief Game Officer and Project Manager of the both enlisted initiatives described the gender presence in the industry. The idea originated from an international hot topic discussion about a sexual harassment case and was influenced by the brilliant professional results of a group of female interns compared with other teams of male apprentices in XS Software after the operation BG051PO001-3.1.07 "Preparation of Practitioners in Information Technologies in the Economy of Knowledge", funded under the Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2007-2013 from the European Social Fund.

Nadezhda’s team of Game Designers – Kaloyan Gigilev, Georgi Georgiev and Yordan Danchev, took a main role in the lectures by sharing company fundraising experience. They represented Kickstarter’s rules, hints for application, XS mistakes and gains, and the lessons learned after the company application.

Among the speakers were game professionals from Gameloft Bulgaria, Ubisoft, Dreamteck, TRI Softq etc. The attendants had lots of fun, entertainments, knowledge transfer. We are looking forward to Plovdiv Game Jam 2016

GAME IS NOT OVER: XS Software for a consecutive year represents Bulgarian game industry at the biggest Asian game exhibition G-Star2015-01-31

In November 2014, for a second consecutive year XS Software took active part in G-STAR, South Korea’s biggest annual games conference, held in Busan. XS Software is the only Bulgarian game studio represented at the most popular Asian game show on 20-23rd of November 2014. Huge interest was expressed towards company games Rage War, Dino Jack and Lady Popular. Sustainable relations were established with Qihoo360, Gumi Inc., 6waves, Huawei, NetEase, LINE, 37.com, Chukong, Yodo1 and many more worldwide business players.

Attendance at the business side of the conference grew 66 percent this year, thanks in part to an influx of overseas exhibitors and participants. G-Star is the largest ever show with 35 countries from all over the world, 617 companies and 2,567 booths in the 10th Anniversary G-STAR’s exhibition in 2014. The BTB room for G-STAR 2014 was the largest scale ever with 1,170 booths and it occupied the entire hall on the first and third floors of the Exhibition Center II of BEXCO. The BTC room for G-STAR 2014 included about 26,000 square meters of space for this show, and with large scale participation by domestic and foreign game companies, it was the largest scale ever. At the BTC booth in Exhibition Center I, there were booths shared by startups and indie games as well as family games, where attendees could experience the startup companies’ indie games and some excellent European family games.

This year, G-STAR planned to sign an MOU on 21st with gamescom, one of the world’s top three game shows, which represented the directions and goals that G-STAR aimed to achieve as a global exhibition show not just in Asia but globally. The signing of the MOU with the gamescom did not just represent simply entering into a partnership, but also a new horizon that forecasted a grander future in which they wouldshare in the development and concerns of the global gaming industry.

More information may be found here:

http://www.gstar.or.kr/eng/index.asp
https://www.techinasia.com/koreas-g-star-games-conference-ends-with-lowest-ever-attendance/

"LET’S TALK ABOUT *EX": XS Software reveals its people management innovations at the BAPM conference2015-01-30

On November 13, 2014 in Sofia Sheraton Balkan Hotel during the People Management Conference of the Bulgarian Association for People Management (BAPM), XS Software team revealed examples of its gamified HR processes such as: gamified talent acquisition, talent development, employer branding, CSR. The gamification examples in the company started several years ago with the use of game mechanics for attracting people and ideas through Innovation Garage initiative, went through the internship and mentors’ collaborative program with the New Bulgarian University after the operation BG051PO001-3.1.07 "Preparation of Practitioners in Information Technologies in the Economy of Knowledge", funded under the Human Resources Development Operational Programme 2007-2013 from the European Social Fund, and reached the freemium and gamified language courses in the company.

The topic of the BAPM conference - "Innovations in People Management" attracted the attention of more than 350 participants. Most of them were HR professionals but for the first time the event was attended by lots of other business representatives - CEOs, owners of companies, other managers. Among the speakers were distinguished people management professionals from San Francisco State University, KPMG's Global HR Transformation Centre of Excellence, Munich Institute for Innovations and Change Methodologies, etc. Best HR Practices of Google, Facebook, Apple, Telenor Bulgaria, Schneider Electric Bulgaria, TELUS International Europe were shared with the curious for innovations audience.

The XS Green Mile From CSR to PSR2014-10-24

On August 15, 2014 in a video interview taken by Holiday Heros for a former charity campaign of theirs with XS Software, we have asked 2 main questions; When is the right time for charity? and Is it corporate (CSR) or personal (PSR) social responsibility? Two months later we are happy to strike the balance:

August 24-26, 2014 – Strike Out ALS Ice Bucket Challenge participated by several XS employees with money donated by their own and challenge paid forward. More information here.

September 11, 2014 – Shoes for Syrian Refugees from Vrazhdebna Camp – viral campaign by an XS employee, hundreds of viewers reached. More information here.

September 25, 2014 – Speak out the shortage of specialized teacher for children with special needs – an issue raised viral by an XS employee, followers gained. More information here.

October 2014 – Cancel Cancer: breast cancer awareness month. Pink ribbons are flooding the office following the shared viral: http://www.boredpanda.com/breast-cancer-awareness-ads/

October 4-5 and 11-12, 2014 – Plant a Tree @ Vitosha mountain campaign attended by XS employees who invited their colleagues and friends to join the initiative ahead. More information here.

Waiting for the next to come.

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