Handmade Meetups

Meet Handmade Folks All Year Round

United States

Seattle

The city where it all started. Home of the largest monthly meetups.

D.C.

Handmade Meetups on Washington D.C.!

Portland

Where handcrafted meets high-tech.

Boston

Building software in the cradle of revolution.

Las Vegas

Roll the dice and program from scratch in the neon oasis.

San Francisco

Where programmers meet the Golden Gates.

New York City

The Big Apple’s systems programming scene.

Detroit

Low-Level meets Motown.

Europe

London

The British Handmade Circuit

Stockholm

Nordic craftsmanship.

Gothenburg

Code by the Coast.

Grenoble

From gourmet cuisine to software artistry.

All Locations

Coming Up

February Meetups

Handstrength

Host: Jacob Bell
Saturday, February 10th, 2024 @ 2PM

Bellevue Edgeworks, WA.

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

D.C. Meetup

Host: Felix Ulmanu
Saturday, February 10th, 2024 @ 1-3PM

George Washington University

The first Washington D.C. Handmade meetup!

Distant Worlds

Host: Abner Coimbre
Saturday, February 24th, 2024 @ 2PM

Distant Worlds Coffeehouse, Seattle.

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

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Disclaimer

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 the wisdom to distinguish software engineered for exploitation rather than genuine assistance. Furthermore, even when not intentionally exploitative, it may have been constructed devoid of the love, care, or consideration for those who will ultimately 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 the high-profile conference carries weight, it can’t stand alone.

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

– Adapted from the original Meetups announcement.