In Part 1 we discussed the contest, what information you should be familiar with and
that we would be improving the code that I submitted for entry. One of the things that through me for a loop is that LinkedIn requires you
to have an API Key and for whoever is using your site to be logged in. While there may be a strong business case for it from a developer
standpoint I ask myself “Why bother making an API Key if you are just going to make the user login in anyway?”.
The first thing I changed was to have the list of speakers display on the left and if the user is not logged in to display the LinkedIn login
to the right. Once the user logs into LinkedIn a default message replaces the login and login message.
I followed this up by cleaning up the code. Renaming a few functions to make more sense and to improve the formatting some. This code is
what I should have submitted if my sleep deprived brain had been able to function:) Still not a winner but much better.
In Part 3 we will attempt to improve the search for the speakers on LinkedIn by adding search keywords.