Name one of the greatest conferences of all time.
If your answer is the same as the title of this post, you and I will agree on many things in life.
The yearly Code Conference is without doubt the biggest technology conference in the world and this year they’ve made it bigger and better than ever. I know no other conference that brings all the brightest minds in the world under one roof. This year’s impressive lineup has all the greats in the world especially from young startups. My favorite were the interviews with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. While getting an invite to this conference is an achievement in itself, the common person like you & I have access to all video recordings of the sessions (which I watch diligently every year – though this year’s is much delayed).
I have just one message– ‘Go watch the videos’. You will learn more than you have in an entire year.
More about Code Conference 2018 (from their website)
The Code Conference is a technology conference.
What does that mean?
It means that in 2018, like every year we’ve produced Code — and its predecessor, the D Conference — we brought the leaders of the world’s most important technology companies onstage for frank conversations about the challenges and opportunities ahead of them.
But technology stopped being a discrete industry a long time ago. Now technology is baked into everything so our conversations included people who don’t just run tech companies, but run companies grappling with technological change.
And while some tech leaders wish they could do their work without grappling with government, that’s certainly not the case, and it’s clearer now than ever.
So in 2018, we invited the people in charge of enforcing regulations, and those creating new ones.
We invited government officials leading the conversation around regulation, like Senator Mark Warner and the 25th administrator of President Trump’s Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon.
And we invited tech behemoths dealing with new questions about their role in politics and society, including Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg and Microsoft’s president Brad Smith.
We also heard from a younger generation of tech companies — Spotify, Uber, Airbnb, Snap and Stitch Fix — maturing in a new regulatory environment and increasingly globalized world. Finally, we spoke about cryptocurrency, women in tech and media mega-mergers with the CEOs of AT&T and 21st Century Fox.