Mitchel Sellers is not only the Founder, CEO, and Director of Development for IowaComputerGurus (ICG), he is also one of its core technical contributors. He has personally managed hundreds of successful website and application projects, served as a technology professor at Des Moines Area Community College, and become a published author - writing or contributing to hundreds of articles and three industry-standard texts on programming for the Microsoft technology stack. This list of accomplishments is impressive - elevating him to seven-time Microsoft C# MVP, ASP Insider, Microsoft Certified Professional, and DNN MVP.

Mitch has a deep understanding of software development with a focus on proper architecture standards, performance, stability, compliance, and cost-effectiveness. And he is a recognized authority on building applications and enterprise websites on industry-standard platforms "" including ASP.NET, MVC/MVC Core, SQL, Windows, and public clouds (Azure, Amazon AWS). But perhaps what customers remember most is his dedication to great service and support and the ability to communicate effectively with project stakeholders from the datacenter to the executive boardroom and back again.

When Mitch is not at the computer he is spending time with his wife and family and flying his airplane from his home base in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mitchel's Sessions

  • Confronting Your Fears: EntityFramework Performance Deep-dive

    When talking with development teams about Entity Framework I often get one of two arguments. The first being that "Entity Framework Is Slow" and the second "But Entity Framework brings all data back and then filters." These opinions, and more, are not true, and the performance of Entity Framework can be just as good, if not better than other methods of data access. In this session we will investigate Entity Framework and how to best manage the performance in an application. We will discuss common pitfalls, limitations, and other things to consider. Most importantly we will finish with a side-by-side demonstration of EF performance compared to that of another method.

    At the end of this session you will have the knowledge necessary to talk intelligently about Entity Framework performance and to know how to get the best performance out of your applications.

    Speaker: Mitchel Sellers

  • Should I make the Transition to ASP.NET MVC Core? Will it Hurt?

    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 when/how/should existing products be converted to core. This expands to more questions such as: Can I upgrade in place? Will this disrupt my development cycle? Is today the right time to do so? Should I wait? Do I have to re-write? All amazing questions, and we will answer them in this session. Showcasing real-world examples to help attendees judge the situation

    This session 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