Rocket Build Global

 

What is Rocket.Build Global?

Rocket.Build Global is our annual hackathon, where developers from around the world focus on solving some of the biggest problems in the technology space. Historically an internal eventTitle, we’re opening Rocket.Build Global this year to our customer, partner, and student networks. Now, any team of problem-solvers interested in building software solutions that solve real problems for real people is invited to submit a project idea.

Accepted teams will join us at our Boston-area headquarters to compete with Rocketeers and peers from around the world, and will have five days to bring their project ideas to life. On the last day, we’ll announce the winners and celebrate together at our annual Rocket Music Fest, featuring several different lineups of The Rocket Band.

Think you (or someone you know) can hack it at Rocket.Build Global 2019? Get inspired by this year’s themes:

  • AI-driven next-generation experiences
  • Deep data discovery
  • Disruptive user experiences
  • Re-imagine Rocketeer Experiences

Rocket.Build Schedule

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration & Check-In

Pick up your name badge. Check-in to the hotel. Relax. Get your mind ready. Prepare for Show-n-Tell.

Westin Waltham hotel lobby

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Registration & Check-In

Be sure to pick up your badge if you haven't already. You will need your badge to access the Build Zone!

Rocket headquarters lobby

9:00 a.m.

Grand Opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by welcome message(s).

Rocket headquarters lobby

9:30 a.m.
(Immediately following opening ceremony)

Show-n-Tell

Showcase your idea. Get feedback. Swap teammates. Create new projects. No boundaries.

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

11:00 a.m.

Brunch

Grab some food. Get ready for coding!

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Motivational Speaker

Get motivated and learn how to think outside the box.

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

1:00 p.m.

Design & Code

Time to code! Get together with your team. Design, or start coding. Eat, network, and settle in for an exciting week.

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

5:30 p.m.

CEO Address

Andy Youniss will address the Rocket.Build Global participants.

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and special presentation

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and special presentation

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Fun Activity Center

Have some fun with your fellow builders.

Rocket headquarters, lower level

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and special presentation

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Afternoon Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

6:00 p.m.

Dinner

 

Rocket headquarters Build Zone café

6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Demo Presentations - Judging

You’ve got 3 minutes to present your project to all Rocket.Build Global participants. Are you ready?

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Build Zone Open

Build Zone open for breakfast, lunch, snacks and finalizing your projects

Rocket headquarters Build Zone

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Andy 1:1

Spend time with Andy and showcase what you’ve built. Andy will use this time to evaluate and determine the Founder's Cup recipients.

Andy Youniss’ office

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Morning Break (optional, weather permitting)

Enjoy some fresh air while taking a walk outside with Anjali and colleagues.

Rocket headquarters lobby

3:00 p.m.

Party time!

Party bus leaves @ 3:30 p.m. from the headquarters’ entrance. The awards will be given out; the Founder's Cup, and the three winners. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. Celebrate your hard work with some huge fun!! Rocket.Band anyone? The closing night is always an unforgettable one!

Rocket headquarters lobby

If you are not a Rocket employee but are interested in more information about Rocket.Build, or would like to participate, please contact us at [email protected]