Category Archive: Professional Development

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...

Expectations of performance and functionality for web-based applications are accelerating at a blinding pace.  To meet these demands, virtually all of the big players in technology such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Mozilla are getting behind the concept of Progressive Web Apps (PWA).  A Progressive Web App is a collection of web standards that when combined, add functionality...

Since last year, Microsoft has held a free traveling conference called the Microsoft Tech Summit where industry members can learn about Microsoft’s newest products and services. These summits are essentially a subset of talks given at Microsoft’s Ignite conference. This year, Microsoft struck a different tone by focusing heavily on security as companies become increasingly hybrid cloud enterprises...

We had the pleasure of partnering with Microsoft to bring DigiGirlz to Sioux Falls. Not only did we get to meet so many young women entertaining the idea of a career in STEM, but we also got to hear great stories from our wonderful volunteers. Allison joined the Omnitech team in January after graduation from South Dakota School...

Over the last year, user experience (UX) has been a hot topic of discussion around Omnitech. So much so that a group of us that are passionate about UX decided to get together over our lunch hour on Mondays. At our gatherings, we find ways we can implement the always changing trends into our projects, whether through discussion...

Here at Omnitech, members of our Cloud & DevOps team have been working on obtaining various Microsoft certifications for cloud-related technologies hosted in Azure. Many of these certifications were created in the last 18 to 24 months, and as Azure is an ever-evolving set of technologies, the certification exam objectives and the exams required for certifications, are regularly...