Peter Kafka is the executive editor at Recode and co-executive producer of the Code Conference, a premiere series that hosts hard-hitting interviews with the media and tech industry’s leading players. He has been covering media and technology since 1997, when he joined the staff of Forbes magazine. He made the digital leap to Forbes.com in 2005. He may have been the first national business reporter to interview Steve “Stone Cold Steve Austin” Williams. In 2007, Peter became the first hire at Silicon Alley Insider, the predecessor to Business Insider, where he worked as the site’s managing editor. He began writing for AllThingsD.com in 2008. Peter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Brooklyn.