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Leonard Lin

Leonard Lin
Partner, Lensley

Website | @lhl

Leonard Lin is a technologist specializing in the social web and a happy dilettante in hardware hacking, data visualization, participatory politics and other such geekery. He co-founded (acquired by Yahoo! in 2005), and subsequently ran Yahoo!‘s Hack Day program. Most recently, he worked on web technology and social software for the Obama campaign. Prolific and highly parallel, he’s written code for Lawrence Lessig, WordPress, Metafilter, Downhill Battle, and last year deployed mobile location and sensor network applications for the Web 2.0 Expo and Where 2.0 conferences.

He is now a founding partner of Lensley, updating the photobooth for the 21st century.


We started with a love of the classic photobooth experience, replaced the booth with a more humane cage-free design, and then cranked up the geek with superior optics, realtime display and uploading, and (of course) social network integration. Voila! The Lensley Automatic.
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • IEEE
  • Make magazine
  • Orange Labs