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More Awesome Code/Media Speakers? Okay: Cosmo, BuzzFeed and the New York Times Are Coming, Too.

Three of the most interesting people in publishing -- Alex MacCallum, Dao Nguyen and Joanna Coles -- are joining us next month. You should, too.

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

We’ve spent the last few months telling you about the amazing speakers you’ll see at Code/Media in February: John Skipper from ESPN is coming. So is Shane Smith from Vice. Michael Lynton from Sony Entertainment, too. And the list goes on

But we’re going to keep adding to it, because that’s how we roll. Here are three fascinating people trying to figure out what it means to be a publisher — both on the Web and everywhere else — in 2016:

  • Joanna Coles has her print bona fides down: Since 2012, she has been the high-profile editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest women’s magazine. But she’s also establishing herself as a digital leader, too: Cosmo is one of the success stories at Snapchat’s Discover project — which may be why she’s taken a seat on Snapchat’s board of directors.
  • Alex MacCallum has two crucial jobs at the New York Times: Figuring out its video strategy, which the paper of record has yet to crack, and overseeing its audience development team, which has new prominence at the Times. Presumably, she is sharing some tips she learned at the Huffington Post, where she worked before joining the Times in 2013.
  • Dao Nguyen is BuzzFeed’s publisher, which means something different than at most media companies: She’s the one in charge of handling all of BuzzFeed’s tech, from its data science to the software it uses to produce its lists, quizzes and stories. Her big focus right now: Getting BuzzFeed’s stuff on everyone else’s platforms.

They’re all joining us Feb. 17 and 18 in Dana Point, Calif., at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, for candid, unscripted conversations with Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg and me. You should join us, too: Sign up here and we’ll see you there.

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