• May 20, 2019

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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 […]

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Day 3: A brief inquiry into “trust, empathy, humanity, and love” at Rocket Software (from IBM Think)

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s the 3rd day of IBM Think, and things are winding down. The last big event, Think by the Bay, is tonight on Pier 39 where Rocket is sponsoring karaoke and cocktails at the Hard Rock Café. (Read about my second day and the 5 things that blew my mind on the […]

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Day 2: 5 things that blew my mind from the floor of IBM Think

Welcome to day two! Read all about my first day here. Last night was wild; hundreds of people came through the booth when it opened at 5:00pm. Cue chaos. People were grabbing heart-shaped sunglasses by the handful, taking heart-shaped pens by the dozen; people were literally asking me for my shirt (which to be fair, […]

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Day one! IBM Think 2019.

I’ve never been to an IBM event before. I’ve been with Rocket for just over two years now, and though I know IBM is our most important partner, I’ve never been immersed in that partnership like I am here at Think. This year, the four-day event happens to be taking place over the 14th of […]

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Live feed: Rocket at IBM Think 2019

See what’s going on at IBM Think. Tweets by Rocket

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FinTech, Mainframes and Open Source: The Perfect Trio

It’s not an exaggeration to say that everyone who works in the financial sector interacts with a mainframe at some point during their day. That may be surprising to most people, but the reality is that banking is dominated by large, powerful computers that can provide unprecedented security while making billions of calculations a day. […]

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Congratulations to Joe Sacco for his Award-Winning Session at SHARE Sacramento!

As anyone who’s ever been to SHARE can tell you, the conference is usually a bit of a whirlwind. Keynotes, educational sessions, networking events, exploring the convention floor ­– there’s a lot to take in. That’s what makes it so impressive when a presentation stands out, whether for its display of innovative thinking or its […]

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Under Construction // Rocket.Build 2018

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” – Jim Rohn “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle It’s day three of Rocket.Build 2018, and many of the questions that we had before our global innovation event in Waltham, Massachusetts, are beginning to get answered. There are 44 projects currently in […]