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Gawker's Nick Denton is coming to Code Conference this week

We've asked Peter Thiel to join us, too.

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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.

Some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful leaders will be onstage at this week’s Code Conference. Also onstage: A man Silicon Valley leaders love to hate.

Gawker Media owner Nick Denton, who has been fighting what could be a crippling lawsuit funded by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, will join us on Thursday for an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher.

This is going to be a good one: The Denton vs. Thiel fight has been the talk of the tech and media world for the last week, and depending on how you want to look at it it’s either a slam-dunk case or a knotted, nuanced argument.

And while Denton and many of his tech critics have sparred for years, they don’t often gather in the same space.

The only thing that would make this better would be if Thiel joined Denton onstage on Thursday. We’ve asked him several times in the past few days, but haven’t gotten a response.

We've also asked some of Denton's most prominent critics from the tech world. They either could not or declined to come.

So Peter: If you want to join us, you’ve got a standing invitation. Just get down to Terranea by Thursday morning.

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