• August 19, 2019

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Rocket.Build 2019: Bigger and better

As I reflect on how far Rocket.Build has come, I can’t help but think back to the very first coding challenge we hosted in 2013. What started as a small hackathon during the annual Rocket Leadership Summit in Boston has grown to a series of global events that I look forward to every year. From […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Raising the bar year after year

Some of my favorite memories as a kid were family picnics in the summer.  From a kid’s perspective, it’s clear why. I had more friends and family to play with than usual, and I could eat as much food as I wanted (an obvious win.) But underneath it all, what I loved was the freedom […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Creating next-generation AI experiences

We’ve all heard the expression “to think outside the box” a few times in our lives. (“Thinking outside the square,” in other parts of the world.) It’s a simple metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective—necessary ingredients in software development, and problem solving. At Rocket.Build this week, we’ve invited participants […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Taking on deep-data discovery

Information technology is rising from the ashes of its greatest revolution; a war between data and platform. And by nearly all counts, the winner is clear: data has won. Here in Boston, Rocket Software is enjoying our sixth, and biggest Rocket.Build hackathon event. When the executive team first discussed this year’s project themes (four, total,) […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Using open source to improve the mainframe experience

Some ideas come from clever visionaries—this wasn’t one of those ideas. This idea was born from optimism, assuming “it’ll just work,” and subsequently having everything blow up in my face. When I worked on Zowe, we used Ant scripts to automate the build process of the desktop and its applications. Ant could handle everything from […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Disruptive user experiences

When we disrupt, we choose to uproot how we think, behave, and do business. “Disruption,” as it applies to technology, can also signify rapid evolution—changing our business by deconstructing current processes and creating new, more efficient, and more valuable technologies all at once.  At Rocket, we’re so focused on creating efficient, valuable modern technologies that we’ve made […]

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Rocket.Build 2019: Reimagining Rocketeer experiences

What The Masters is for golfers, the US Open to tennis players, or Band Aid is for music fans, is Rocket.Build for Rocket Software. Having said that, why are these 5 days, 120 hours, 439.200 seconds of intense prototyping and teamwork so important? It’s because, now in our 6th year, we have more than 200+ Rocketeers participating from all Centers of Rocket […]

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Rocket.Build Community hackathons aren’t just for developers

At the Rocket.Build Community event this past weekend, one of my coworkers, a software engineer whom I recently met, said “Don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t understand why you are here.” I wasn’t offended. In fact, I laughed. You see, I can’t code. So what was I doing at a 24-hour hackathon […]

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Mentoring at the first Rocket.Build Community hackathon

Getting a bunch of college students to attend your event is easy—free food. Getting them to spend a warm April weekend solving problems that affect their community—not so much. However, as I arrived at the Wentworth Institute of Technology I saw 70+ motivated students from around the state who spent their Saturday night at our […]

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Rocket.Build Community: A new global tradition

First, there was Rocket Community Day. Now, there is Rocket Community month. On Saturday, April 13th, the very first Rocket.Build Community hackathon began at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Over 100 students from half-a-dozen local universities locked themselves in for 24 hours to work on projects meant to benefit the Boston-area. With […]