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SQL PASS Summit 2019 Recap Wow, my brain hurts! However, I am excited about all the networking and learning opportunities I received a couple weeks ago at the PASS Summit in Seattle.  For those of you that don’t know, the PASS Summit is a leading three-day event attended by over 4,000 individuals that want to enhance their career...

Omnitech is honored to be one of the sponsors of the 2019 Siouxland IT Symposium on October 30th. Every year we look forward to meeting with IT executives in the region to network and hear how their business is growing and innovating along with changing markets. The agenda this year highlights both local and national speakers covering popular...

We had six interns at Omnitech this summer of 2019. For the last several years we've read Clean Code by Bob Martin with each set of interns. This book has proven very successful in opening minds to the value of clean code. This year, we read Clean Architecture by Bob Martin with two of our interns that were...

We have worked hard to develop a path for our interns as they graduate school and join us full-time. The first step starts years before a student walks the stage at graduation. College career fairs are where we have our first introduction to many young people who are looking for internships that will help them gain the experience to land...

Omnitech has been looking to Rapid City as an expansion location for several years and with the momentum of Elevate Rapid City, the awarding of the B21 bomber to Elsworth, and Omnitech's year over year growth, details finally fell into place to make this plan a reality. Our ribbon cutting for the new office took place Tuesday, July 16th at the Ascent Innovation...

"We just need the system to do XYZ when the user types "A" into the textbox."  We have all been given requirements like these.  Tasks like these are commonplace for web development, and with ASP.NET Core MVC, its very simple to pull this off.  The steps would look like: Create the frontend razor markupCreate/update the view model for...

Establishing Excellence  Omnitech strives to be a learning organization. Technology is constantly changing, helping us solve new problems or resolve familiar ones more efficiently. One way we do this is to send people to conferences.   Four of our developers went to the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) Minneapolis/St. Paul in May 2019. NDC is an international conference hosted all over the world. For the past...

We are excited to welcome a great bunch of new faces to the Omnitech Team! Every summer a crew of interns join us to learn more about building the engineering mindset that will help them in their future careers. This year we are also fortunate to welcome some great additions to our engineering team. We are looking forward...

Generally, when people hear the buzzword IoT (Internet of Things), they think of smart speakers, smart refrigerators, wi-fi thermostats, and other gadgets that aim to make our lives easier and more connected. Although those devices are indeed part of the massive growth IoT has seen over the last few years, the truth is that IoT expands far beyond...

This past November, I had the opportunity to attend the PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. This was the largest conference I have attended, chuck full of more useful sessions than I could undertake, and I needed to pare those down to a manageable list. While perusing through the list of 219 sessions, I found a session dealing with...