Christian Weyer is a well-known veteran in designing and implementing distributed applications architectures. With his company Thinktecture he has been focusing on end-to-end aspects of distributed software systems in the past 16 years. His toolset includes technologies like ASP.NET, WebAPI, SignalR, WCF, or Microsoft Azure. These days he is rather a friend of lightweight architectures based on Web APIs and Push Services and focuses on mobile-first applications on various client platforms.
The national and international developer and architect community knows Christian from his weblog, webcasts, forums activities, user group talks and conference performances. He was selected as one of the Microsoft MVPs for ASP.NET and is an independent Microsoft Regional Director for Germany. Get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://weblogs.thinktecture.com/cweyer/.
Dominick works as an associate consultant for the Germany-based company thinktecture (http://www.thinktecture.com). His main area of focus is security in general and identity & access control in particular. He helps customers around the world implementing claims-based identity, single sign-on, authorization and federation in their web applications, services and APIs. Dominick is an international conference speaker and the author of “Developing more-secure ASP.NET Application” and co-author of the Microsoft Patterns & Practices “Guide to Claims-based Identity and Access Control”.
Besides his normal work, Dominick currently creates the new .NET 4.5 identity & access control curriculum for PluralSight to help the developers and IT pros to get started with claims-based identity and the whole ecosystem around it.
You can find Dominick’s blog at http://www.leastprivilege.com and his various open source projects (which includes the very popular security token service called thinktecture IdentityServer) at https://github.com /thinktecture.