Mitchel Sellers

Mitchel Sellers

CEO
IowaComputerGurus, Inc.
Ankeny, Iowa
@mitchelsellers

Mitchel Sellers, Microsoft C# MVP, DNN MVP is the CEO of IowaComputerGurus a West Des Moines Iowa based software consulting firm. At IowaComputerGurus Mitchel works with his teams and clients to help deliver software solutions that are solid, easily maintainable, and high performing. Mitchel enjoys speaking at conferences and sharing his experiences with others. He focuses on presentations that are applicable to the real world. Sessions that contain examples that can be used the next day by attendees rather than fluffy presentations that are not directly usable. When he is not speaking or coding you can find him flying above as a private pilot.

Mitchel's Sessions

  • ASP.NET MVC & Identity: The Things You Were Never Told

    Following the quick start examples it is trivial for a developer to stand up a new ASP.NET MVC application and use ASP.NET identity to handle user authentication and authorization. However, following these tutorials there are many important details that are left out. How do you work within a single DB Context? How do you share your data model with a project outside of ASP.NET MVC? How do you use Dependency Injection with Identity? How about displaying the users name on each page load?

    This talk goes into all of the details that you need to truly SUCCEED with ASP.NET MVC and Identity. By sharing a big set of lessons learned, and other helpful insight your next project should be much easier to get off the ground!

    Speaker: Mitchel Sellers

    Level: Intermediate

    Tracks: Web Development 

    Topics: ASP.NET  MVC  Security 

  • Making the Transition to ASP.NET MVC Core

    In the past few years we have been exposed to great change in the Microsoft technology stack. With the release of ASP.NET Core it is often a common question from developers as to how existing products can be converted to core and when it is appropriate to make the transition. In this session we will review the differences between the full platform & the core platform, as well as the justification & decision process as to which solution is the best for your organization. The session will end with tips & recommendations for the best method to transition and convert to the new framework.

    Speaker: Mitchel Sellers

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Web Development 

    Topics: ASP.NET  Visual Studio 

  • Managing Work/Life Balance as an IT Consultant

    Having been an independent consultant for more than 10 years I've often been asked how I manage to balance work, life, & hobbies. In this talk I will share experienced from my 10 years of consulting in how I manage client expectations, family matters, and more to be able to keep a working balance between all of the various aspects of life. Communication styles, scheduling tactics, as well as outside of the box thinking will all be discussed.

    Speaker: Mitchel Sellers

    Level: Beginner

    Tracks: Career and Soft Skills 

    Topics: Software Career