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Rocket Software and APT Solutions launch global coding competition for computer science students

The Rocket APT Challenge, jointly supported by Rocket Software and APT Solutions, aims to address the technology industry's growing skills gap by introducing students to new application development techniques in preparation for careers in coding or as an entrepreneur.

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Release Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

The 2018 Rocket APT Challenge launches in universities across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. Entrants will have the chance to receive an all-expenses paid trip to Rocket HQ in Boston in June 2019, where they will compete in the final against other teams from around the world for a share of the grand prize of $24,000 (US).

The Rocket APT Challenge, jointly supported by Rocket Software and APT Solutions , aims to address the technology industry's growing skills gap by introducing students to new application development techniques in preparation for careers in coding or as an entrepreneur. Students are encouraged to innovate to the limits of their imagination around this year's theme Improve Your Community . Partner companies are already signing up to offer internships to entrants.

Stuart Shepherd, Managing Director at APT Solutions added, "Businesses everywhere are crying out for skilled developers, yet many computer science graduates are struggling to find jobs. We hope that the Rocket APT Challenge will help to bridge the gap between the academic subject and the real world."

This is the first year the Challenge will be open to students across the world, having originated in the UK in 2017. Registration is now live and the competition will run from 1 st of December through to the 15 th March 2019. The Challenge is open to undergraduate students 18 years of age or older who are currently studying engineering, computer science, or technology at an accredited college or university in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas. Entrants will be equipped with the technology and guidance necessary for them to develop their applications using the Rocket MultiValue application platform.

"The Challenge is more than just a competition - it's a way of linking up successful global companies with a fresh pool of talent. There are many young bright students out there who have so much to offer but aren't always aware of the potential of all the technologies that exist in the business world," said Andy Youniss, President and CEO, Rocket Software.

Last year's winner, George Christian, a student at the University of Sheffield commented, "The competition enabled me to gain real-life coding experience. Being at Rocket Software's HQ meant I got to learn from leading industry figures and offered me a glimpse into a career as a developer - which I believe will stand me in good stead for life after graduation."

For more information about the competition visit: http://www.rocketaptchallenge.com/students or http://www.rocketaptchallenge.com/register to enter.

The APT Rocket Challenge

Timeline:

  • October 2018 - Registration opens
  • December 2018 - Competition begins
  • 15th March 2019 - Development window closes
  • April 2019 - Judging and announcement of regional winners
  • June 2019 - Winners travel to Massachusetts for Rocket.Build 2019

About APT Solutions

APT Solutions is a specialist supplier of membership software and services to a wide range of clients predominantly in the not-for-profit sector. We specialise in systems for Trade Unions, Professional Institutions, Sporting Bodies and Charities ranging from 1,000 to 1.5 million members.

https://www.aptsolutions.net/

 

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About Rocket Software

Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a technology company that helps organizations in the MultiValue ecosystem modernize and optimize solutions to meet today's needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their existing infrastructure and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com

About UniData

A MultiValue application platform for developing fast, flexible and secure applications

Organizations rely on Rocket UniData, a best-in-class of the MultiValue application platform, for scalable business apps that can evolve as needs change. As a stable, secure, fast data server engine with high availability and low administrative overhead, Rocket UniData is ideal for rapid development using modern tools. On-premises or in the cloud, UniData serves nearly a million users worldwide.

Performance by design

  • A unique and resilient architecture delivers performance advantages compared to traditional SQL databases
  • variable length records and tables within tables simplifies database design, eliminating the constraints of SQL normalization
  • using direct-read capabilities that result in fewer I/O operations than required by SQL, UniData is faster than many other databases
  • variable length records mean less data is transmitted within the entirety of the system which translates to:
    • more responsive mobile applications
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  • Rapid development means rapid returns

    UniData includes multiple, easy-to-use programming languages (including Python) with multiple standard supplied interfaces (Node.js, .NET, Java, ODBC, JDBC, RESTful via JSON) for multi-tier solutions. Accelerate your teams productivity by selecting the best development tools based upon your staffs capabilities.

    Security is paramount

    Rocket embeds the most effective security standards for encryption technology deep within the data server, so your data is secure no matter its location, and whether in-transit or stored on disk.

    • SSL/TLS secures connections to the MultiValue server and encrypts data in transit for protection from snooping or eavesdropping. Third parties can also validate and accredit our cryptographic modules for FIPS 140-2 compliance.
    • Automatic data encryption ensures only trusted users with the encryption key can view data. Stolen data is rendered useless without the encryption key.
    • UniData also offers role-based security for users accessing the application. Required DBA maintenance to implement and maintain these capabilities is simple and efficient.

    For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​unidata

    About UniVerse

    Fast, flexible data management and app development for your enterprise

    Rocket UniVerse, a component of the MultiValue application platform, is a fast, flexible data server for developing enterprise apps. Its variable length, table-within-table architecture means speedy data access and low maintenance with user interfaces for Windows, Linux, and UNIX. Deployable to the cloud or on-premises, thousands of customers globally depend on UniVerse to run their businesses.

    Performance to spare

    • Extremely flexible data structures with high-performance data access, storage, and resource management capabilities
    • Industry-proven design with direct read capability means fewer I/O operations and faster access to data
    • Dynamically allocates available resource to maximize processing throughput of available resources

    UniVerse makes it easy for them to build for your success

    Powerful, easy-to-use programming languages with standard supplied interfaces (.NET, Java, ODBC, JDBC, RESTful with JSON) enable your programmers to become immediately productive in this fast environment.

    Efficiency and speed to market mean faster returns on your investment

  • Does not require a large administrative or programming staff to implement, operate, or maintain
  • Accelerates the time to value for applications, and provides exceptional short- and long-term ROI
  • Includes multiple programming languages, including Python, with multiple interfaces for your tiered architecture so you can pick and choose the best development solutions based upon your staffs capabilities
  • Secure and auditable

    • SSL/TLS secures connections to the data server, in addition to securing data in transit from snooping or eavesdropping.
    • Automatic data encryption makes it easy to adhere to the highest security standards, protecting data at rest on the disk.
      • Only trusted users with the encryption key can view data, and stolen data is rendered useless without the encryption key.
      • Access is granted at the user or group level via role-based security, reducing the time required for DBA maintenance.

    For more information, visit http:/​/​www.rocketsoftware.com/​products/​rocket-​universe

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