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The New York Times’ Dean Baquet, Playground’s Andy Rubin and ‘Transparent’ creator Jill Soloway are coming to Code

It’s going to be a busy three days.

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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.

We’re a few weeks out from this year’s Code Conference, where we’ll talk with some of the most interesting people in the world.

We’ve told you about many of them, but we’re not done yet. Time to add three more powerful and compelling speakers. They’ve got a lot to say, and we have lots of questions for them.

Dean Baquet is in his third year as the New York Times’ executive editor. Donald Trump has been good for business. But Baquet still needs to help the world’s most important newspaper adapt to the Facebook/Snapchat/podcast world, while sustaining its award-winning journalism.

Andy Rubin helped create the modern mobile era by steering Google’s Android efforts for nearly a decade. Now he’s ready to take on his old employer — and Apple — via Essential, a startup working on a new smartphone as well as other hardware.

Jill Soloway used to make some of the world’s best television, as a writer and producer on HBO’s “Six Feet Under.” Now Soloway makes some of the world’s best television, which happens to be financed by the world’s largest e-commerce giant. “Transparent” won Emmys and helped Amazon make a name for itself in video; next up from Soloway is “I Love Dick,” which debuts on Amazon this month.

They’ll all be sitting in the Code red chairs for our signature unscripted interviews. You’ll want to see them, along with everyone else on the three-day agenda.

This year’s scheduled speakers include: Thrive Gobal CEO (and Uber board member) Arianna Huffington, Netflix’s Reed Hastings, Kleiner Perkins’ Mary Meeker, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Time Warner’s Jeff Bewkes, Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen, Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, CBS + Viacom’s Shari Redstone, the LA Clippers’ Steve Ballmer, Alphabet’s Ruth Porat, Intel’s Brian Krzanich, Emerson Collective’s Laurene Powell Jobs and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris.

And yes. There’s more to come.

Meantime: Code is returning to the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., from May 30 to June 1. You can read all the details here.

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