British start-up set to help serendipity and conference scheduling as you share your jolly’s with your friends.
Billing itself as the social conference directory, the newly launched Lanyrd website is aiming to help you find great conferences to attend, help you discover what’s hot while it is still running, and catch up on conferences you’ve missed or attended but were a bit too worse for wear after the opening night at the bar.
Set up by Simon Willison and Natalie Downe, it looks at your friends on Twitter, does some magic in the background and pulls up what’s coming up, what’s happened before, and guides you to wards the conferences and events that are appropriate to you.
It’s either some very smart programming, or magic. But it works no matter what method they’re using, so congrats.
More at Lanyrd (which even has the obligatory Web 2.0 mis-spelling of the name)..