• September 25, 2020

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 2

With 51 fantastic finalists, it was clearly hard to narrow down our top projects this year. Overall, we had 450 Rocketeers from 14 countries build projects that represented 50% of all functions at Rocket. And in an effort to showcase our global participants, we’re highlighting a few more top projects from Rocket.Build.  Zowe Plugin for […]

Rocket.Build 2020: Highlighting our Finalists Part 1

Although Rocket.Build 2020 presented its own set of challenges—building and collaborating remotely, dealing with unprecedented real-world challenges, and more—it also managed to bring new successes that will carry on to future years. With the event being entirely virtual, we were able to create global teams and have more participants than ever. Overall, 450 Rocketeers from […]

Rocket.Build 2020: Leading Innovation

There’s a feeling of code in the air. Yes, it’s that time of the year again—although a bit late, no thanks to COVID—when we let our grey matter twist and turn as we prepare ourselves to fail and fail again. Who knew failing could be so exciting and informative? But like all Rocket.Builds, the intention […]

Rocket.Build: Around the World in 15 Days

  In the 19th century a commonly heard phrase was, “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” It was a true statement: at any given time, it was daytime somewhere in territories controlled by Queen Victoria. But it wasn’t an original concept: the phrase was previously applied to the Spanish empire, and historians have […]

How do you judge a hackathon?

There have been a number of blog entries already describing the daytime hours of the 2014 Rocket Leadership Summit held in Boston last week. This entry attempts to focus on the evening, night and early morning hours, when engineers were riveted to their laptops in a bid to create something legendary in the hallowed ground […]

Innovation Doesn’t Happen In a Silo

This past week, leadership teams at Rocket took part in a week-long summit around the ideas of courage, ownership and inspiration.

What is Innovation Leadership?

Innovation isn’t everything. That wasn’t a typo – “isn’t” Don’t get me wrong, innovation is a key ingredient at Rocket, it’s just that ‘solving customer problems’ is really what it is all about. The trick is making sure customer problems are visible to everyone and then empowering the team to solve them. Several weeks ago, […]