month archive

100 brilliant innovators. 11 hours. One plane.

Bottle Rocket's Lauren Hasson has been selected by British Airways and its partners to participate in UnGrounded, the company's inaugural Innovation Lab in the Sky. The group will work on global challenges at 30,000 feet, aboard a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London on June 12, 2013. Hasson will join more than 100 industry leaders and change agents, to collaboratively address the global... read more

Rocketeer Charity: The Nature Conservancy

This week, the Nature Conservancy was selected for our second charity of the month. The nonprofit is the leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and 35 countries to protect ecologically important lands and waters. Since its founding in 1951, the Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide. The organization addresses... read more

Hospitality & Retail Industries Get Personal with Mobile

  Rocketeer Karin Wurm attended The Mobile Summit for Hospitality and Retail last week in Las Vegas, which offered incredible insight into the future of mobile in these industries. Karin said the conference focused on how to best interact with customers, but the following were also key topics: Social The ROI of social is really your Return of Influence. The ability to get users engaged is key to... read more

Mr. Goldstein Goes to Washington

We recently had the privilege of participating in the Association for Competitive Technology’s (ACT) Congressional Fly-In along with 50 other small business tech executives. Representing Bottle Rocket on Capitol Hill was Rocketeer David Goldstein, our VP of Solutions and Delivery. While there David spoke to lawmakers about the positive impact the technology industry is having on our community and... read more

Google I/O: New Features for Android Developers

Last week, Bottle Rocket’s Luke Wallace attended Google I/O, an annual developer-focused conference held in San Francisco. The conference gave an in-depth look at Google’s technologies, plus quite a few sessions on design and business. Luke returned with plenty of information to share with fellow Rocketeers – especially Android developers. “During the keynote and sessions, we heard a high-level... read more

Second Screen Tablet Apps: Hits, Misses and What You Need to Know for Success

Bottle Rocket’s Scott Maddux, the general manager of AWE, recently moderated a panel at the Digital Hollywood Content Summit, with panelist representation from Fox Sports, WatchWith, Megaphone TV, Get*This and Shazam Entertainment. During their presentation, the panel explored successes, failures and trends in the quickly evolving second screen space. Scott shared the following takeaways from the event... read more

Rocketeer Charity: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was selected as our first charity of the month. The nonprofit is unique because they fund more cystic fibrosis research than any other organization. Nearly every treatment available today was made possible by the foundation’s support. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the... read more

Calvin Carter to Judge the Emmys!

Head Rocketeer, Calvin Carter, is now officially a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! He joined the Interactive Media Peer Group which consists of Academy members who judge the Primetime Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media. Calvin was selected based on his achievements in mobile which include creating brand experiences for some of cable's top networks... read more

Rocket Science: 24 Hour Hackathon, Fueled by Nothing but Red Bull and Passion

Rocketeers spent the weekend recovering from Rocket Science, our second annual company-wide hackathon. Rocket Science brings together our individual talents for 24 hours to make something amazing. The goal is to stretch our minds, sharpen our skills and work on things we’re passionate about. It is also a competition, where we self-organize into teams without management intervention, work intensely on... read more

What Rocketeers Are Reading: Design For Hackers Recap

Rocketeers shelved Design For Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty by David Kadavy, the most recent read for our Rocketeer Book Club. The book taught color, typography, proportions and design principles, while offering actionable advice to developers. Andrew Hulsizer, an iOS developer and leader of book club discussions, said the book will directly impact his work at Bottle Rocket. “The book helped me... read more