Why We Celebrate the Platypus Awards

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

How does IntelliTect view success?
During a recent employee meeting, our CEO, Mark Michaelis explained how he sees success and that it isn’t some mythical destination. So often, great developers seem impossible to find and are referred to as unicorns because, even in fairytales, there are scarcely any of them. And while it’s important to strive for excellence, focusing on […]
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IntelliTect Today: Communicating Passion to a New Generation of Students

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Eastern Washington University has Three New Adjunct Professors
For the past two quarters, three of our IntelliTect team members, Mark Michaelis (CEO), Kevin Bost (senior software engineer) and Michael Stokesbary (senior software architect and trainer), have been teaching the programming language C# (pronounced “C Sharp”) to tomorrow’s engineers in the computer science program at Eastern.
“At least in Spokane, the majority […]
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IntelliTect Helps the Sawla Children

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Ghana children’s home achieves self-sufficiency through ongoing support
The fight for global justice isn’t just about giving a handout; it’s about providing a hand up that lifts individuals and whole communities out of their poverty situations. At IntelliTect, we want to do more for communities than give those in need a meal; we want to provide the tools they need […]
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2019 Philanthropy Update

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Why We Do What We Do
IntelliTect’s commitment to finding innovative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems extend beyond software development into social justice and anti-poverty work. Last year, IntelliTect provided financial support to several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working toward ending slavery (click here to learn more), giving legal protection to women suffering extreme gender violence (click here for […]
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Employee Spotlight – Kyle Amonson

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Whether you’ve worked with them for years or have never met our featured employee, this column will continue to introduce you to the many faces of IntelliTect. For this issue, we featured a risk taker with a dry sense of humor: Kyle Amonson. 
Kyle is one of IntelliTect’s newer team members, but he’s already had his hand in several projects. […]
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Design Demystified

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Why A Beautiful User Experience (UX) Shouldn’t Be Our Primary Focus

I’m passionate about creating functional designs, and I love what I do. More and more I believe that the methodology of sticking to initial design comps exactly is fatally flawed. Executing a smooth plan and receiving positive internal feedback is excellent, but ultimately, if a design doesn’t improve […]
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A Simple Tic Tac Toe Game that Learns To Play

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September 4, 2018 / 1 Comment

Have you ever needed to complete a sample project during an interview process?
Some tech companies ask potential applicants to complete a tic tac toe game project to assess their coding abilities. The applicants are asked what they intend to create and how long they expect the project to take. As an interviewer, I wanted to assess how well […]
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Congrats to Mark Michaelis for 22 years as an MVP!

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August 13, 2018 / No Comment

Mark Michaelis has been awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for 2018-2019 in recognition of his exceptional technical community leadership!
What’s a Microsoft MVP?
According to mvp.microsoft.com, “MVPs are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the ‘bleeding edge’ and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting […]
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Interfacing with Multithreading Patterns prior to TPL and C# 5.0

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April 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

Legacy Blog – Pre C# 5.0
Multithreading patterns are used to address the multithreading complexities of monitoring an asynchronous operation, thread pooling, avoiding deadlocks, and implementing atomicity and synchronization across operations and data access.
This is a thorough blog that combs through all you’d need to know about multithreading if you were working in a legacy version of C#. Although […]
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