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Microsoft Decoded Show Season 2 launches in San Francisco to a jam-packed crowd

Image by Sasha Photography
Microsoft Decoded Show Season 2 launches in San Francisco to a jam-packed crowd

After an overwhelming response to attend the premiere of Microsoft’s Decoded Show second season, event planners had to change the venue to accommodate the sheer amount of attendees.

Organizers made a smart move in selecting San Francisco’s Z Space as the venue with its opulence and charm.

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Decoded Show Season 2 Launch at Z Space in San Francisco. Image courtesy of Sasha Photography

The night kicked-off with an elaborate reception filled with mingling, drinks, and energetic conversation.

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Decoded Show Reception at Z Space. Photo courtesy of Sasha Photography

Enthusiastic attendees piled in, stopping to take selfies along the way.

Speaking to a jam-packed crowd, Reddit’s first CTO Marty Weiner was in stellar form, as the Master of Ceremonies kicked-off the event.

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Marty Weiner, 1st CTO at Reddit emcees Microsoft Decoded Season 2 Premiere. Image courtesy of Sasha Photography

Decoded Show Host John Shewchuk and Executive Producer Dave Mendlen followed Weiner in inaugurating the web series’ second season to a cheering audience.

The audience was then treated to a special screening of the Decoded Show. Check out the trailer below.

After the applause finally settled down, it was time for Q&A with the all-star panel.

Attendees included a plethora of entrepreneurs, investors, and developers including Matt Heiman of Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm Greylock PartnersStephen Johnston, CEO of Aging2.0Dea Wilson, CEO of Lifograph; and Diane Flynn, CEO of Reboot Career Accelerator for Women.

Microsoft Decoded Show Season 2

The first season of DECODED featured three episodes, and in each installment where we met a new developer and heard their master recipe for building modern applications.

This season was green-lit for five episodes. Check out the rundown below.

Episode 1 – BOTS

In the season opener, John Shewchuk and Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Steve Guggenheimer, sit down with the distinguished engineer and brilliant mind behind the Microsoft BOT framework and hear from the innovators who are building on that framework to talk about robots, coding for intelligence, the future of AI, and all things BOTS.


The second episode highlights a new set of thought leaders to the roundtable to hear about what’s new, what’s being built, and what’s in store for the future of MACHINE LEARNING. The crew hits the slopes of Snowbird Utah with the US Ski and Snowboard Team to gather and analyze some unique performance data, sits down with the visionaries who are using machine learning to optimize the Agriculture industry, and chats with the innovators who are using machine learning to change the way we understand and play the game of golf.


Episode three takes us for a sit-down with two innovative teams who are working on Microsoft’s Mixed Reality headset, Hololens. One team is transforming the world of medicine and the other is changing the way we visualize the complex industries of oil and gas. We then take a dive into gaming and virtual reality with a look at the code behind the Oculus Rift, and see what’s in store for the future of MIXED REALITY.


In the fourth episode we dive into the world of Kubernetes, Containers and Cloud computing and we sit down with the minds behind a data science initiative that is using software to transform the world’s energy supply. This includes chatting with a designer who is streamlining and modernizing container solutions to talk about what’s new and what’s in store for the future of MODERN APP DEVELOPMENT.


No! It’s not about the NBA franchise based in Portland, OR. In the fifth episode, we listen-in on a new set of thought leaders and tech trend setters to the roundtable who will share stories and lend some personal advice as they talk about their experience building some of the most successful and innovative start-up businesses today. These are the TRAILBLAZERS.

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Tim Hinchliffe is a veteran journalist whose passions include writing about how technology impacts society and Artificial Intelligence. He prefers writing in-depth, interesting features that people actually want to read. Previously, he worked as a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa, and Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co

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