What is Rocket.Build Local?

If you work at Rocket Software, you’ve heard of Rocket.Build.

Every year, Rocketeers in offices around the world compete over 24 hours to solve some of the biggest problems our customers face. What made the first Rocket.Build so legendary was the way it connected Rocketeers of various experience from all over the business for a common goal—build something meaningful. What makes Rocket.Build Local events legendary is the way they nurture the in-person relationships Rocketeers experience everyday as coworkers.

For many teams, the first stage to competing in the Rocket.Build main event held in Boston is to take part in their office’s Rocket.Build Local in June 2020. Teams that come out on top get automatic entry (flight and accommodations) to Rocket.Build in October.


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Rocket.Build 2020

Think your team can hack it at Rocket.Build Local 2020?
Get inspired by this year’s theme:

Be Legendary

As Rocket embarks on our 30th year, we’re letting our core values of humanity, empathy, trust and love inspire this year’s theme: Be Legendary.

The desire to simplify complicated tasks and ideas has led to every innovation we have in our modern world; from carriages to cars, from the abacus to the calculator, to the computer. Rocket.Build teams are being challenged to take today’s greatest pains on the IBM zSystems, IBM Power, and MultiValue platforms and transform them into legendary experiences for users everywhere.

Get inspired by these legendary outcomes:

  • Attract new workloads
  • Be the on-ramp to AI, ML, open, and cloud
  • Be trusted and secure
  • Create and deliver new (and simplified) experiences
  • Make legacy technology easy & straightforward to use