month archive

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Bottle Rocket Sponsors Students for a Class at The Woodshed School

  In keeping with our tradition of contributing to the community, we recently sponsored four young people, interested in improving their design skills and portfolio, for the Woodshed School Portfolio Class in Dallas. The Woodshed School is a designed for students and those in their early careers who want to take short, evening or weekend classes in Art Direction, Copywriting, Typography and Creative... read more

Rocketeer Charity: Angel Flight South Central

This week, we had our second charity drawing of the month during which Angel Flight South Central was selected. Rocketeer VP of Operations, David Goldstein had entered Angel Flight South Central into the drawing as it is an organization in which he's been involved with for several years and believes strongly in their mission. Angel Flight is a charitable organization with regional offices consisting... read more

Two Rocketeers and a Business Class

Two of our Rocketeers paid a visit to business students at The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas yesterday. The students had put together a presentation about sales and marketing at Bottle Rocket and presented it to Lee de la Houssaye and Pete... read more

Rocketeers Celebrate Bottle Rocket’s 5th Anniversary

Bottle Rocket began five years ago with nothing more than a few pads of graph paper and a box of pencils. The year was 2008 and Steve Jobs had just announced that the iPhone would be open to third-party developers. The announcement hit Calvin "like a bolt of lightning," awakening his entrepreneurial spirit and inspiring him to launch Bottle Rocket the very next day. Flash forward five years...our staff,... read more

What Rocketeers Are Reading – Design For Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty

  Are you a developer looking for a good read? Our iOS developer book club is reading one you might want to check out! They're currently reading Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty by David Kadavy, a must-read book for programmers and developers that "takes apart design by 'reverse-engineering' Impressionist painting, Renaissance sculpture, the Mac OS X Aqua interface, Twitter's web... read more

Rocketeer Charity: The Dallas Museum of Art’s “An Affair of the Art”

The Dallas Museum of Art's Junior Associates is a group of professionals under the age of 40 who share a love of art and culture. Each September, they host a black-tie gala called "An Affair of the Art", the winning charity in our first drawing of the month! The event has been raising funds to support the museum's exhibition program for 20 years. The DMA has a collection of 23,000 works, many of which... read more

Rocketeer Interviewed About TV Everywhere & Second Screen Experiences

  Jason Osburn, a Rocketeer from our AWE division, was recently inteviewed for a story about TV everywhere and second screen experiences that ran on The Arizona Republic website. The gist of the article is about how watching video wherever and whenever has become the norm in our culture today. Jason heads strategy and product development for AWE and shared some insight into that world! Click here to... read more

Rocketeer Charity: Water Is Basic

Water Is Basic, an organization that empowers South Sudan in their fight for clean water, was drawn during our latest employee charity drawing. Water is Basic is a non-profit organization dedicated to putting clean, safe drinking water within reach of everyone in the Republic of South Sudan. Clean and safe drinking water is something many of us in more developed countries take for granted. Just one flush... read more