• December 14, 2018
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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No matter what they do, women at Rocket have a lot in common

More than 65 women attended a special lunch as part of Rocket Software’s annual Leadership Summit in Boston this week.   I was privileged to be one of them.  Attendees joined from across the company and were certainly an accomplished bunch: developers, engineers, patent-holders, designers, writers, financial analysts, attorneys and some of the top sales producers […]

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More Rocketeers, please!

As Rocket continues on its upward trajectory, we have a lot of key needs – and one of the most important is to hire great people who can help us reach our goals. We have an active recruitment program in place to attract great candidates, and one of the best approaches that we have found […]

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Mainframe: charting the future

As a senior director for R&D at Rocket Software, I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of the mainframe. What should we build on it? Who will build it? Who will use it? Will anyone even know it’s on a mainframe when they actually use it? A part of my role is […]

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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 […]