• August 21, 2018
Rocket.Build Lab

Rocket.Build 2017: Welcome to the Global Village

Rocket has been around for nearly 30 years, and if you know about our history you probably know that the company started out in CEO Andy Youniss’s spare bedroom outside of Boston. In fact, Boston remained the center of the Rocket universe for a very long time: it wasn’t until 2003 that we opened our […]

Rocket.Build 2017

Ready, Set, Build

There are certain parts of my job I like more than others, but in recent years our annual Rocket.Build development contest – which starts tonight in our corporate headquarters in Waltham – has become my favorite event here at Rocket. This year we moved it from December to October, so this feels like an early […]

IBM Z13

Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

Andy Youniss NewCo Boston

Talking Rocket.Build at NewCo 2017

I do a lot of jobs as CEO of Rocket Software, but one of my favorite things to do is sit down with tech professionals to discuss new ways to transform the software industry. I got to do that today when Rocket Software had the honor of hosting a session as part of the 2017 […]

Rocket.Build 2016

If They Come, You Will Build It: Rocket Build 2016

Q: What do you get when you put 150 engineers from nine countries in one room to spend a week working on more than 20 vexing technology problems? A: Rocket.Build, Rocket Software’s annual hackathon, which brings engineers and programmers from around the world to work in teams to develop new products to help Rocket customers […]

Goodbye suggestion box, hello hackathon!

As you might know, Rocket organizes a company wide hackathon every December at our global headquarters in Boston. What you might not know is that many of the Rocket offices also do a local version of that hackathon (Rocket.Build/local) every year. We just had the second Rocket.Build/Local in Dordrecht and one of the things I […]

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

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 took place […]

Rocket.Build Lab

Rocket.Build: Fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration

For the second year, Rocket.Build will be a central part of our Rocket Leadership Summit this week, with more than 130 Rocketeers from around the world gathering in to collaborate on innovations and give life to ideas that will drive future success for Rocket Software. Rocket.Build sprang from a challenge that we came up with […]

Rocket at 25: If You Build It…

One of the things we constantly talk about at Rocket is innovation. How can we build great new products? How can we improve solutions that are already in the market? How can we prepare for the future to solve problems that don’t even exist yet? Last year we introduced Rocket.Build, a “hackathon” featuring many of […]

Rocket.Build: the soul of who we are

It was past 1:00am on Wednesday night (technically Thursday). The Rocket.Build Lab was full of people–at least 30 engineers were in the room with me. Some on their bean bags chairs, some sunk into couches. Others were sitting on tables and chairs. All were glued to their laptops. There was a lot of chatter; someone […]