Handmade Boston

The Two-Day Masterclass Conference. Aug 9-10th, 2024

JFK Presidential Library

Aug 9-10th, 2024

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Technical Deep Dives

Learn from the best at their niche and become a better low-level programmer.


ORIGINAL Masterclasses

Brand new content you won’t find anywhere else.


Access online masterclasses while you wait for the in-person recordings.


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If you trust our track record, an early-bird ticket goes a long way for us, especially in this climate!

Past Speakers (2023)

Learn The Way of The Kaze

The legendary Kaze Emanuar is famous for playing fire with Nintendo’s IP. Handmade Boston is 100% indie so we’ll take the risk and welcome his teachings with open arms.

Track: Online

Wild Math

Freya Holmér‘s deep expertise in tech art and math allows her to create stunning visuals and products. Follow her in a quest that opens up your math horizons.

Track: Physical

This is a re-recording.

Handmade Boston 2023 was our first conference in the east coast, and we lost this original footage. Freya offered to give an abridged version at Dutch Game Day. We accepted.

Appraise The Classics

Jasper is renowned in the industry for breaking down large systems and understanding the ingenuity of creative work. Now it’s your turn to do the same!

Track: Physical

Master Arenas

Ryan Fleury is among the few who’s cracked the code to write programs in C while virtually eliminating all memory errors. Come learn that superpower with us.

Track: Physical

Enter Demoscene

Andreas Fredriksson, Lead Engine Programmer at Insomniac Games, will show you the way of the demoscene and what you can learn from this increasingly lost art.

🚨 Due to COVID with his family, Andreas is turning this into a talk for Handmade Seattle 2023. We apologize.

Mārtiņš Možeiko

Martins is an engineer at Epic Games / RAD Game Tools, and a famous figure in the Handmade community. The majority of all technical questions are answered by him – often called a true programming wizard.

What does it take to troubleshoot issues like Martins?

Track: Physical

The Path To Raylib

raylib became the second most popular repository on GitHub. This open-source library has received large grants, awards, and critical acclaim across the industry.

Ramón Santamaría now wishes to share his battle scars in the hopes you’ll adopt the tips & tricks used to ship Handmade software.

Track: Online

The Future of Terminals

Abner Coimbre and Mitchell Hashimoto have explored terminals deeply so they sit down to discuss their terminal projects. Anyone who joins Handmade Boston is automatically enrolled to Abner’s Terminal Click closed beta.

Track: Online

P.S. This is bonus content to compensate for the cancellation of the demoscene masterclass.

“This is awesome! I’m super excited for the conference in Boston. I’ll make sure to fly over this time! Thanks for all the effort you’re putting into this.”

Lucas Tadeu Teixeira

Engineer, Stripe Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this conference for beginners?

If you’re comfortable programming and aren’t a complete beginner, this conference is an opportunity to stretch your limits! You’re here to geek out with us and won’t be put on the spot.

Is this a hybrid event?

We don’t livestream the in-person event like we do Handmade Seattle.

We still offer an online track: you’ll unlock the in-person recordings before anyone else. And while you wait, online speakers will release masterclasses just for you.

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Handmade Boston Awaits

A conference designed for just straight-up, long-ass masterclasses.