Handmade Folks,

We're less than 3 weeks away from the conference! Let's get right to it:

The Magic Number: 24 πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

This is officially the most ambitious Handmade conference to date: ten speakers and fourteen demos joining in a fully-hybrid, 2-day indie event. It's almost magical we've been able to pull it off.

Rather than mentioning everyone I would ask you visit the schedule. The list is rather jaw-dropping.

Sadly, the ordering is not quite finalβ€”we're still solving for several time zones. We'll publish another newsletter as soon as we have the official schedule.

Chat Server: Thursday, October 28th πŸ’¬

The server opens this Thursday, two weeks before the main event. Some of you may have already been invited for testing:

Don't let corporations mine your chat data. It's gross.

and we're pleased to announce we built this ourselves, leveraging our invite system discussed a few months ago.

Use the chat to introduce yourself, organize meetups, or ask questions.

Free Handmade Merchandise πŸ”₯

In-person attendees will receive exclusive Handmade t-shirts and wristband giveaways. Take a look:

Logo courtesy of Ryan Fleury
Systems Programming? 100%

Although we'll have many wristbands, t-shirts will likely be first come, first-served.

Should we bring mask, vaccine record, or a negative test?

Yes. At the time of writing, we are bound by King County policy. You’ll want a mask unless eating, drinking, or presenting on stage. You’ll want to show either (1) proof of vaccine or (2) proof of a negative test in the last 72 hours (a rapid test is fine too.)

An image from your phone is enough evidence. Non-US documentation is allowed.


That's it! I'll come back very soon with the schedule.

Your host,

Abner