• January 16, 2019


#ThrowbackThursday Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: The value of being contrarian

When I look back at Rocket’s growth over the last 25 years, I am amazed by the number of “fork in the road” moments that allowed us to grow and succeed. Of course, we make decisions every day – both large and small – but a handful of the critical decisions that we have made […]

Troy Heindel #ThrowbackThursday Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: a real rocket man

When Johan Gedda and I co-founded the company in 1990, we chose the name Rocket Software because we wanted to be rocket scientists. Over the last 25 years we’ve had many brilliant people work here, but one long-term Rocketeer lives up to our name: Troy Heindel is actually a rocket scientist. That’s right – he […]

Andy Youniss at Berklee Community Music

The convergence of software +music + entrepreneurship

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to speak to students of Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. No, I wasn’t there to show a group of future Grammy winners how to lay down some tasty guitar riffs. Instead, I was invited to talk with a group of 20 students about software and entrepreneurship. That […]

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Leaving Las Vegas

As I get ready to fly home to Boston, I just wanted to share my thoughts about the great week that Rocket Software just had at IBM InterConnect 2015. This is one of the most important software industry conferences of the year, and I leave this week inspired by the breadth and depth of content […]

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Welcome to IBM InterConnect 2015!

It’s great to be back in Las Vegas for IBM InterConnect 2015, one of the most important software industry events of the year. InterConnect was created by combining three dynamic IBM conferences–Impact, Innovate, and Pulse–into the world’s leading conference focused on Cloud, Mobile, DevOps, and Security. Rocket is 25 years old this year, and we […]

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Rocket at 25: how Rocket’s new headquarters are transforming how we do business

Rocket Software started 25 years ago in a spare bedroom in my house near Boston. I remember writing programs in that bedroom, meeting with IBM around the dining room table, having lunch meetings in the kitchen, and adding a desk in the basement when we needed more space. “Two guys in a garage” was a […]

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Why I’m excited about the new IBM z13 mainframe

For decades I (and many other Rocketeers) have been extolling the virtues of mainframe computers, so it’s no secret that I think it is the single best technology for managing massive amounts of data for use in the cloud, mobile–and just about every other platform. That’s why I’m so excited about z13, IBM’s new powerhouse […]

#ThrowbackThursday Rocket at 25

Rocket at 25: remembering how we got started

25 years ago I was a young programmer who had recently joined a small start-up venture just outside of Boston called DBView. It was there that I met Johan Gedda. After DBView was sold by the owner (who, by the way, was Johan’s MIT fraternity brother) Johan approached me and asked if I would be […]

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Rocket at 25: a yearlong trip through our past, our present, and our future

When Johan Magnusson-Gedda and I started Rocket Software back in April of 1990, I couldn’t imagine that one day we’d be celebrating our 25th year as a company. This is a milestone that makes me extremely proud and excited at the same time, and I want to celebrate it with the Rocket community. Over the […]

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Follow along this week from the Rocket Leadership Summit

I know lots of people say it, but I really do have the greatest job in the world. Here at Rocket Software, I get to work with the best (and brightest) software engineers in the world, who are focused on building products that help solve problems for customers around the world every day. This week, […]