Jeremy Warner wants to help your business grow. The software engineer with Omnitech, Inc. works alongside a small team in Rapid City that is helping area businesses and organizations with software and data solutions. While COVID-19 has slowed some businesses, Warner says that has not been the case for Omnitech.
“People need help. They still need help. It hasn’t slowed down. We’re working every day to help clients solve problems and get stuff done.”
Omnitech also does consulting for South Dakota businesses looking for long-term growth. They’re able to address technology needs and build custom software solutions.
Warner spends his days boosting the business community, and after hours he’s contributing to build a network of software engineers. He and other members guide an informal group called Compile Black Hills. The group’s purpose is to build a support structure for software engineers in the area. While Rapid City’s population continues to increase, the number of software engineers is limited, so Warner knows how important it is to have a strong network.
“Many businesses in Rapid City have some IT needs and have a couple developers on staff. But you don’t have enough for a strong community. How do you find out new things, [and] see what other developers are doing?”
You gather around a cold beverage. That’s how the last few events have taken place. Employees from Black Hills Energy, Golden West Technologies, B9Creations and even remote workers take part. Notes are swapped, new friendships are created and new skills are shared, all of which are creating a better community of software engineers.
COVID-19 has put the group on hold, but Warner is hopeful that he’ll be planning the next event soon.