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Even More Code Speakers: Butterfield, Collison, Silbermann, Tatarko

Oh, we're not done yet.

No, we are not done yet with announcing speakers for our second Code Conference, which will be held at the end of the month.


In keeping with our theme of new disruptions, we will be inviting three CEOs and founders of startups we think are changing the equation — Stewart Butterfield of Slack, Patrick Collison of Stripe and Adi Tatarko of Houzz. At Slack, Butterfield took a troubled gaming effort and has turned it into the most exciting enterprise app to come along in a while; so too Collison at Stripe, which has been innovating in the fast-moving mobile payments space; and, at Houzz, Tatarko is showing consumers new ways of discovering how to remodel and improve their living spaces (I confess I am an addict of the service). We hope this trio will take about the challenges of startups in this frothy environment and how they navigate their way through it.

Ben Silbermann of Pinterest has moved beyond that early phase, although he still must figure out where the visual service that allows users to create collections of their favorites from everywhere is headed. The entrepreneur has been on our stage before, but it will be interesting to see how he wants to evolve the service going forward. Is it a new kind of search engine to rival Google? Is it a commerce effort to compete with Amazon? Or is it a different kind of social network to face down Facebook?

Other speakers announced previously include: Apple’s Jeff Williams; GM CEO Mary Barra; BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti and Ben Smith; Pivotal’s Paul Maritz; Xiaomi’s international head Hugo Barra; Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure; Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao; GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman; Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel; Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, Oculus VR’s Brendan Iribe; Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker; CBS CEO Les Moonves; Google business lead Omid Kordestani; Target CEO Brian Cornell; and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

As usual, the event — held May 26 to 28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. — sold out quickly. But, as always, Re/code will be putting up extensive video clips of the interviews immediately and the entire sessions soon after.

We have a few more speakers to announce, including the Wednesday night slot, so stay tuned!

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