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RECAP: Recode’s 2019 Code Conference in Scottsdale, AZ

Tech leaders promise to ‘do better,’ Natasha Lyonne announces Season 2 of Netflix’s Russian Doll, Mary Meeker delivers her annual internet trends report and so much more at the annual invite-only conference

Asa Mathat

Recode’s annual Code Conference took place at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona this week as Co-Executive Producers Kara Swisher and Peter Kafka hosted leaders from major companies like Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Netflix alongside political leaders like Stacey Abrams and celebrities like Natasha Lyonne and many more for iconic red chair hot seat interviews.

True to the Recode by Vox mission, this year’s Code convened leaders across tech, politics, policy and media to uncover and explain how our digital world is changing — and changing us. On-stage interviews by Recode’s Kara Swisher, Peter Kafka, Jason Del Rey, and Teddy Schleifer; Vox’s Ezra Klein; and The Verge’s Casey Newton took a deep dive into how we can fix big tech and ensure we get the future right.

Head over to Recode for full coverage from the event and watch full videos of the conference’s hard hitting interviews on Recode’s YouTube channel. Make sure you’re subscribed to Recode Decode, Recode Media, and Pivot for live podcast episodes that will publish in the coming weeks. You can also read full recaps of day one and day two of Code Conference.

The “Golden Age of Audio’s” first-ever CodeCast

Also new this year, we introduced the all new CodeCast, presented by TriNet: a curated series of live podcasts from some of the most compelling storytellers. We featured voices from across the Vox Media Podcast Network and beyond to highlight unique stories and voices and give attendees the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of the best podcast talent in the business.

Subscribe to all of the Code Conference and CodeCast podcasts for free so you never miss an episode:

Vox Media in the news and breaking news

In addition to extensive coverage from Recode and Vox, the 2019 Code Conference was covered by major broadcast networks and drove conversation across more than 275 top-tier news pieces and thousands of social media posts.

Our official broadcast partners, CNBC, were live from Code Conference (and the official Code Conference Mobility Lot!) this week and hosted CEO Jim Bankoff, Recode’s Kara Swisher, and The Verge’s Casey Newton for segments on the biggest news coming from Code Conference, the overall state of tech, media, business and politics, and where we’re all headed next.

We were also thrilled to announce a number of new and exciting products coming from Vox, Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network in the coming months! See below for a full list of all the announcements made live on the 2019 Code Conference stage:

Decoded with Kara Swisher

Decoded is a weekly newsletter from Kara Swisher. As technology continues to evolve, directly changing and shaping our lives, she’ll be providing her insights in Decoded which you can receive weekly, in your inbox by subscribing here.

Unscripted with Kara Swisher

Unscripted with Kara Swisher is the first-ever Vox Media Podcast Network live podcast tour! This Fall, Kara Swisher will hit the road on a national tour where she’ll host and interview extraordinary, badass women who have reached levels of excellence in media, entertainment, politics and sports. Stay tuned for cities and dates!

Land of The Giants

Land of The Giants, coming in July, is a new narrative podcast from Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network about the big five tech companies. Season one, hosted by Jason Del Rey, will dive into how Amazon has changed our lives. You can subscribe for free right now on Apple Podcasts, or in your favorite podcast app, to get the first episode automatically.

Open-Sourced - a new partnership from Vox and Recode made possible by funding from The Omidyar Network

Open-Sourced is a multi-platform, explanatory journalism project, funded by the Omidyar Network, that illuminates the stakes of tech. It will launch in October with editorial content from Recode and Vox reporters, videos on Vox’s YouTube channel, and across Vox and Recode’s marquee podcasts.

Thank you to our premier partners: BCG, Comcast, Diageo, Ericsson, Intel, Micron, Standard Industries, and TriNet; our supporting partners: Greylock Partners, IBM, NRF, OneStop, Portiviti, and Warner Media; and our official broadcast partner CNBC for joining us throughout the week for exciting activations, such as the Mobility Lot, informative power lunches, delicious dinners, and more.

That’s a wrap, and we’re already looking forward to Code Commerce, hosted by Jason Del Rey in New York, in September; Code Media, hosted by Peter Kafka in LA in November; and an even better Code Conference in 2020! Sign up to get the latest news from Recode Events here, and we’ll see you next time!