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Is Lanyrd any good?

18th February 2013

My answer to Is Lanyrd any good? on Quora

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(We have way more events in the past for each of these categories, but for the purposes of event recommendation the stuff that hasn’t happened yet is obviously more important).

We’re growing in other non-tech verticals as well—Library conferences and Skepticism conferences are doing pretty well for example.