• August 17, 2022


Data Events Mainframe Mobile Technology

Building a double-decker LEGO couch: hackathons in the API economy

[slideshow_deploy id=’5961′] Wow, what a whirlwind of events. Bluemix, Watson, IToA, DevOps, mobile solutions. Learning, experiencing, and overloading all senses at IBM InterConnect 2016 in Las Vegas. Not to mention an amazing musical event delivered by Sir Elton John himself–the original Rocket Man! I’d like to share my experience from a very interesting event that […]

Development Partners

Product manager, or Renaissance (wo)man?

Look at Leonardo da Vinci’s areas of interest: inventing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography… 36 total as someone has counted. He has been also called the father of paleontology, ichthyology, and architecture, and is considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Who […]

Community Events Partners Technology

Live from IBM Insight2015: Booth Babe Diary

I’m a booth babe this year at IBM Insight. No, of course I’m not a scantily dressed model. It simply means I’m spending a lot of my time staffing the Rocket booth here at the show. It’s my brain power that supposed to lure customers to our very comfortable lounge environment and have a chat […]

Community Technology

Today is pajama day…

Today is pajama day. Well, only officially at my child’s school–not at Rocket–but I just made it a Rocket event. It means I’m working from home today because, although I like a good laugh in the office, I draw the line at the silly socks day. Secondly, I don’t want to be chased by security […]

Rocket Mainframe Data Access for Bluemix Data Mainframe Rocket.Build Technology

How Rocket Mainframe Data Service on Bluemix went from idea to reality

Rays of winter mid-morning sun were hesitantly entering the hotel’s conference room, where a number of Rocketeers listened intently to CTO Bryan Smith explaining the rules of Rocket.Build. Each team needed to present their idea in the most appealing way to potentially recruit some additional workforce from “floaters” around the room. Steve Able and I […]

Community Technology

Why I didn’t celebrate International Women’s Day

I’m running a little bit behind this month. I was planning to post something around March 8th, which is International Women’s Day, but something held me back. Maybe it was a memory of the trite red carnation or the “women on the tractors” slogan from my childhood in Poland, which made me question the validity […]

Archive & Backup Data

Will future generations have nostalgia for our digital love letters?

How fitting that Valentine’s Day is approaching as I am writing this post. How will you express your Valentine’s wishes this year? Via email or text? Facebook message? “Heart me” picture on Instagram or Snapchat? Or maybe a good, old-fashioned card or letter? I’ve recently been pondering the volatile character of our current communications. We […]

Cloud Mainframe Rocket.Build

Mixology: 2 ounces of IBM Bluemix, 1 ounce of VSAM, and ½ ounce of MongoDB Driver

In mixing glass or cocktail shaker filled with Bluemix, combine VSAM and node.js. Shake well (about 20 seconds) then strain into a jade glass. Garnish with MongoDB Driver and serve. OK.  I promise you won’t be forced to drink what you mixed; we need a break after the festivities of the year end. But I […]

Community Events

Vermeer goes in here–can technology help end art theft?

Last week while participating in our Rocket Leadership Summit, I was able to sneak out and visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the world’s largest private collection of art. The museum is located in a building Isabella designed to resemble a Venetian palace, complete with a lovely courtyard garden.  She was a visionary and determined […]