About Us

Handmade Seattle

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Handmade is an international movement of low-level programmers of all ages (the manifesto was written by a developer who was barely 18.)

The movement was inspirited by Handmade Hero: people began similar projects to deepen their understanding of machines. Developers who already had projects found a home here too. Gems have become prominent like 4coder, Nira, Raylib, Bitwise and Odin, to name just a few.

Handmade Hero ran two successful conferences, after which we “took over” as the spiritual successor. Our first Handmade Seattle (2019) hosted three-hundred visitors, proving the continued desire to make lasting friendships and share expertise.

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This conference has no sponsors. Zero. With the exception of partners we work with (and give money to) we don’t take on external companies, though we encourage them to buy tickets for their engineers. Why?

First, we have fierce respect for developers who decide to learn low-level programming. We want to inspire the next generation of kernel developers, compiler writers, tooling engineers, game engine programmers, and more. Inspiration best occurs when content is laser-focused. Sponsors that give us money have influence over production, which may corrupt the purity of our content.

Second, it’s a long journey to develop mastery over computer systems! No one should feel ashamed for not knowing low-level programming yet. And since developing ourselves takes time and effort, we deserve the uninterrupted opportunity to learn a little something, enjoy ourselves, and make like-minded friends.

Contact Us

General inquiries may be done by e-mail or post.

Email: abner@handmade-seattle.com

1329 N 47th St
Unit 31781
Seattle WA, 98103