Dear Handmade Folks,

With Handmade Seattle 2023 just around the corner, this is your final pre-conference briefing. Whether you’re joining us in person or virtually this Wednesday, here’s everything you need before diving into a mind-expanding, independent conference!

Note: Seattle is cold, gray, and rainy this time of year. This suffering puertorican strongly recommends that you bundle up.

🎟 Tickets

Limited tickets are still up for grabs. Support initiatives like ours and experience a phenomenal lineup: we’re all putting our hearts and souls into making this a memorable event for programmers like you.

📅 Conference Schedule

Check out the hourly breakdown on our Seattle page or head directly to You may want to bookmark the schedule page for easy access. Extra updates will be finished this weekend, so stay tuned for anything new.

🎫 QR Code

For those on the physical track, please find your General Admission email in your Inbox, which contains a PDF with your QR code. You can speed up registration by having your ticket at the ready. Note that a quick scan will grant you a VIP bracelet, eliminating the need for further QR code scans.

📺 Live-Stream

We’re streaming the conference for free at Handmade Cities, featuring a Vimeo player on both the landing and Seattle pages! As a backup, we’re simulcasting to my Twitch channel: Please note that the Twitch chat will be completely abandoned/unmoderated; all discussions are happening on the private chat server, accessible with your ticket.

💬 Private Chat Server

Ticket holders from both tracks should have received an invite to the conference server. If you haven’t, reach out ASAP to ensure you don’t miss out on the discussions already taking place.

👕 Merch Update

Unfortunately, there’s a slight delay in our Handmade merchandise, and may not be ready for the actual event. (Fear not: please explore various booths at the trade show for unique swag.)

Those who bought a combined Handmade Cities physical ticket—to attend both Boston and Seattle—remain eligible for free merch. Our new event coordinator, Morgan Rammell, will be in touch to gather shipping details. As soon as the merch arrives, we’ll be sending it your way.

🛒 Online Merch Shop

We’re launching an online merch shop in early 2024, which I teased throughout the year on the Handmade Network Discord. The hope is this new store helps me grow as a small business even during slow months, and in return you get to wear (hopefully super cool) Handmade gear at future conferences.

I can’t wait to shake your hand this Wednesday—or wave at the streaming camera, depending on where you’ll be 🙂

Your indie organizer,