Handmade Meetups

Meet Handmade Folks All Year Round

June Events

Boston Public Library

Host: Caden Parker
Saturday, June 1st, 2024 @ 2-4PM

RSVP here

The classic Handmade software meetup.

DC Meetup

Host: Felix Ulmanu
Saturday, June 1st, 2024 @12:00PM

George Washington University

Intro to Memory Allocation Strategies


Host: Jacob Bell
Saturday, June 8th, 2024 @ 2PM

Marymoor Park, WA.

Low-level programmer’s climbing meetup. Second Saturday of the month.

Detroit Meetup

Host: Seth Archambault
Saturday, June 15th, 2024 @ 5PM

The Congregation Coffee Shop

The classic Handmade software meetup. Every third Saturday of the month.

Demo Night

Host: Nick Aversano
Thursday, June 13th, 2024 @ 6:30PM

New York City

Come and watch/present demos of software projects or something new you’ve learned!

Canadian Meetup

Host: Matthew Currie
Tuesday, June 18th, 2024 @ 6:45PM

Vancouver, CA

The classic Handmade software meetup.

Israeli Meetup

Host: Eternal Student
Friday, June 21st, 2024 @ 12PM


The classic Handmade software meetup. Second to last Friday of every month.

Distant Worlds

Host: Abner Coimbre
Saturday, June 29th

Distant Worlds Coffeehouse, Seattle.

The classic Handmade software meetup. Last Saturday of every month.

More On The Way

Subscribe to your favorite city below and optionally join our Discord server.

All Locations


Meetups involve *drumroll* meeting real people. And doing real things. In the real world. I have limited control on what happens in the real world without me, and it would be unconscionable to hold me responsible for it. People should use their better judgment when interacting with others.

Abner Coimbre

Founder, Handmade Cities

Meetups Manifesto

We share a commitment to software quality.

We’re not perfect, but in an industry obsessed with control and profit, we stand for user well-being, agency over software, and privacy. Handmade aims to build better software for humanity which is why we dig deeper into how computers actually work.

Wisdom is magnified by technical competence.

We need wisdom to distinguish software engineered for exploitation rather than genuine assistance. Furthermore, even when not exploitative it may have been constructed devoid of love, care, or consideration for those who will rely on it.

Meetups drive change.

To witness true change in our industry, we must consistently forge bonds among the programmers (and allies) who are deeply invested. Handmade Meetups are instrumental for this. While conferences carry weight, they can’t stand alone.

In the words of Gil Scott-Heron, “The revolution will not be televised.”

– Adapted from the original Meetups announcement.