Lanyrd co-founder talks LinkedIn integration

As reported on Lanyrd's blog, the 'social conference directory' has had a major update. Now it's possible to sign in to Lanyrd with LinkedIn, in order to get conference recommendations (and more) based on your LinkedIn profile and connections. Previously, Lanyrd relied on you having a Twitter account. Twitter remains a sign-in option, and Lanyrd now also offers the means to sign in with an email address and password.

The news follows LinkedIn's decision to shut down LinkedIn Events, and positions Lanyrd to take over from that service. We spoke to co-founder Simon Willison about the reasoning behind Lanyrd's decision and the challenges the team faced.

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