Category Archive: Professional Development

We had six interns at Omnitech this summer of 2019. For the last several years we've read Clean Code by Uncle 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 Uncle Bob Martin with two of our interns...

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...

"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...

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...

Saturday, October 27th brought South Dakota Code Camp 2018 to Sioux Falls, SD. This event is a free yearly event although we took a hiatus last year. This year SD Code Camp was hosted at Raven and we were glad to be one of the sponsors. Omnitech views this as an opportunity to support and elevate the technology community...

Omnitech had the privilege of sponsoring the 10th annual Siouxland IT Symposium held on November 1, 2018. As a long-time sponsor, it has been great to watch this event grow while supporting our technology community in the region.  The ability for IT executives to come together for a day of education and professional growth is invaluable. Attendees had access...

Fall is in the air! Or we like to think of it as career fair season. We always look forward to touching base with the students we know, as well as seeing some new faces. Often our relationships develop at the beginning of a student’s freshman year and can eventually lead to a full-time position at Omnitech after graduation.  Whether you are looking for an internship or full-time position, walking...

August is always a bittersweet month around Omnitech. We are sad to see our summer interns leave us, but we are also very excited for them to go back to their school with a different perspective on being a professional software engineer.  We hope that their experience at Omnitech will inspire them to think differently when they are...

Anyone who works in technology can tell you it is an ever-changing field. Conferences provide a way to keep up with the latest trends, learn a broad range of topics, and network with engineers from all over the world. Two of our engineers, Dustin Stage and Brian Ham, recently attended the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in Minneapolis.  Prior...