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Best Of All Work Worlds?

Many are embracing hybrid models that let employees spend some days working remotely — a recognition that such flexibility has become a must-have for many.

Texas’ harsh moves against transgender youth provoke a backlash from big business

Sixty-five companies have signed an open letter calling on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon efforts to target transgender children and their parents.

Resources For Trans Awareness and Support

Shortly after Greg Abbott signed an order attempting to criminalize parents for helping their transgender child access healthcare, a group of Rocketeers met and drafted a trans awareness and support resources.

Resources for Juneteenth

Along with our friends at Ogilvy, we have compiled a list of books, articles, videos, podcasts and learnings to educate yourself and others in honor of Juneteenth.

Bottle Rocket’s Calvin Carter: ‘We estimate we are 10% more efficient working from wherever.’

Bottle Rocket CEO & Founder Calvin Carter discussed with Dallas Innovates how the company is adapting to the future of work and business.

Finding Pride through Advocacy: Rocketeers create grassroots fundraiser for LGBTQIA+ community

We are proud to see continued efforts with Inclusion and Diversity teams at Bottle Rocket as well to provide a safe and equitable work culture.

Juneteenth’s Celebration of Freedom Adds Momentum to Movement for Racial Equality, Justice

Juneteenth is a 155-year-old annual celebration of freedom and independence for African Americans in the United States.

Nike and 47 more companies just made Juneteenth a paid holiday

In 1865, June 19 marked the end of the Civil War and slavery.

Bottle Rocket makes Juneteenth a holiday for its 250-person workforce

Bottle Rocket announced it plans to give its 250-person workforce a new holiday this Friday, in honor of Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth Movement: Bottle Rocket Designates June 19 ‘A Company-Wide Day of Reflection, Learning, and Action’

Bottle Rocket has activated a campaign called the Juneteenth Movement to bring together businesses in Dallas to fight racial injustice,

Bottle Rocket launches Juneteenth Movement with a call to action for all businesses to join

Today, Bottle Rocket made a bold commitment to its employees, the Dallas community and the world by launching what the company is calling the Juneteenth Movement.

Juneteenth becomes a holiday for J.C. Penney, Quicken Loans, Spotify, Bottle Rocket

Companies are designating this Friday a paid day off. Americans celebrate Juneteenth to remember the end of slavery after the Civil War.

Working from home isn’t enough: Bottle Rocket employees can ‘work from wherever’

Bottle Rocket adopted a new policy, it wasn’t enough to say they could work from home as long as they wanted. The new motto: “Work from wherever.”

Work from wherever: Dallas-area company lets employees do jobs outside office permanently

Bottle Rocket unveiled a permanent “Work from Wherever” future. This means employees can operate from home, in the office, across the country or even abroad.

‘Work From Wherever’: Bottle Rocket Founder Deploys Tech, Revamps Processes for a New Future

Calvin Carter announce a plan to 'work from wherever' which will foster a better work/life balance for employees and help the company recruit global top talent.

Bottle Rocket Founder Announces A Re-energized “Work from Wherever” Future for the Company

Calvin Carter announced a permanent "Work from Wherever" future for Bottle Rocket, allowing employees to work at home, in the office, across the country, or even abroad.

Bottle Rocket announces permanent ‘work from wherever’ model

In a sign of what may be to come in the post-pandemic future, a local company is taking the lead on reopening and working from home.

Taking the can’t out of life: Three tips for achieving your goals in 2020

I will never be as good at sketching as that one coworker a few desks over. They are far more naturally talented than I am. I just don’t get programming concepts…they don’t come naturally to me. If only *insert reason here* wasn’t true, I could accomplish all of the goals I want to accomplish. What […]

A Letter from our Founder & CEO on the Eve of our 12th Anniversary

On the eve of our 12th anniversary, Calvin Carter shares just a few beliefs that have shaped us, guided us and remind us daily of why we do what we do.

Hack Week Recap: “Teemwork” Makes The Dream Work

At Bottle Rocket, we occasionally take time to focus on exploring new technologies. We call these ÒHack WeeksÓ and they generally consist of small teams meeting for an hour or two each day to try out some new ideas.

Bottle Rocket Recognizes Nine Key Leaders Who Are Making a Difference

Bottle Rocket has recognized nine key leaders who are making a difference with their commitment to technology and innovation. See our leaders here.

Bottle Rocket’s 3rd Annual QA Bootcamp Recap

Every year, the QA team puts on an informative and interactive event for testers outside of the company. Interested participants come from all over DFW to learn about a variety of topics covering the test approach to mobile and connected devices.

Bottle Rocket’s 7th Annual Rocket Science Hackathon

Rumblings of fresh features and tools from WWDC and I/O have subsided, but that doesn't mean we've moved on . Quite the opposite, really.

Bottle Rocket’s Olympic Hackathon

Bottle RocketÕs developers have been participating in an Olympic-themed hackathon. Read more to find out why we think hackathons are so important.

Bottle Rocket Hosts Second Annual QA Bootcamp

Each year, Bottle Rocket hosts a Quality Assurance (QA) Bootcamp, a half-day event covering mobile and connected device application testing.

Bottle Rocket and Make-A-Wish® partner to fulfill wish to design a game

Bottle Rocket partnered with Make-A-Wish¨ to help an 11-year-old boy make his dreams of designing and creating his own video game come true.

From the Mouths of Interns

Rocket Science 2015, the mobile innovation lab and 24-hour hackathon from Bottle Rocket, revealed new thinking for mobile apps, virtual reality and more.

Rocketeers Teach Students About Mind Mapping, Coding, and More

Rocketeers visited Heritage Elementary School to teach students about coding and how to mind map their ideas to promote STEAM education.

Inside a Stormtrooper’s Head | A Mini-Hackathon Event

Bottle Rocket is hosting 48 in 48; a not-for-profit organization builds 48 websites for 48 other non-profits in just 48 hours. Want to get involved? Find out more here.

Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Center Visits Bottle Rocket

Find out more about one of Bottle Rocket's many STEAM initiatives, including our latest one with Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Center.

Bottle Rocket Named Among Top 100 Places to Work by The Dallas Morning News

Find out more about our recognition in The Dallas Morning News.

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