• October 18, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

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,) […]

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 […]