Handmade Folks,

Register now for the most ambitious Handmade conference to date. Don't wait until the last minuteโ€”in case tickets run out or we need to raise prices.

What follows is the official schedule. Read carefully, as this is the final newsletter with all instructions.

Location ๐Ÿ—บ

The Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Seattle Center: Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109.

Schedule ๐Ÿ“…

For detailed info. on our presenters visit our landing page. The schedule below is in Seattle Time (PT).

Dawn of the First day: Thursday, November 11th

  • 9:00-9:45 a.m. - Registration & merch giveaway. As per King County policy, we will ask for a vaccine record or negative test. Details in the FAQ page.
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m. - Abner Coimbre [Opening]
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Software Quality, by Rasmus Andersson [Talk]
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - The Power of Low-Level Emotional Programming, by Anne "TheHappieCat" [Talk]
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Extended lunch. We will air the Compiler Podcast, Episode 2 for the online track. Physical track may access it later.
  • 1:30-1:45 p.m. - Ludomotion: Advancing Gameplay Technology [Demo]
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. - SerenityOS: A Love Letter to โ€™90s User Interfaces [Demo]
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. - Nushell: A New Type of Shell [Demo]
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Context is Everything, by Andreas Fredriksson [Talk]
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. - Profiling: Principles and Practices for Performant Processing, by Elizabeth Baumel [Talk]
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m. - ZLD: Zigโ€™s LLD Drop-In Replacement [Demo]
  • 4:30-4:45 p.m. - EndBASIC: BASIC interpreter + DOS environment, reimagined [Demo]
  • 4:45-5:00 p.m. - Handmade Network: The Future of Low-Level Programming [Demo]
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Cute Framework - Rethinking 2D, by Randy Gaul

Note the extended lunch break. We offer extra leisure before returning to a fun but busy afternoon. (Demos are only 15 minutes each so don't feel too overwhelmed.)

The venue will stay open from 6-8PM for people to demo more software or hang around in the lobby. This is optional.

Dawn of the Final Day ๐ŸŒš Friday, November 12th

  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Registration. Since you registered yesterday, you should have a wristband to skip the process.
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m. - Oasis in Curses: An Indie RPG for Windows (3D), Built from Scratch [Demo]
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m. - BoksOS: A New OS, Built with Zig [Demo]
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. - A Practical Guide to Applying Data-Oriented Design, by Andrew Kelley [Talk]
  • 11:00-12:00 p.m. - The Yin and Yang of Data Formats, by Dion Systems [Talk]
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Extended lunch. We'll air bonus reels for the online track.
  • 1:30-1:45 p.m. - Our Machinery: The Game Engine We Ourselves Would Want to Use [Demo]
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. - Essence: A desktop operating system built from scratch, for control and simplicity [Demo]
  • 2:00-2:15 p.m. - WhiteBox: Watch How Code Behaves As You Write It [Demo]
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Writing and Embedding a C Compiler Into The D Compiler, by Walter Bright [Talk]
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. - The Future of the Web is Low-Level, by Dan Wilhelm [Talk]
  • 4:15-4:30 p.m. - Visa Viz: Twitter Thread Graph Explorer [Demo]
  • 4:30-4:45 p.m. - medc: A C Editor for Phones [Demo]
  • 4:45-5:00 p.m. - Cove Kid: An Indie Puzzler for macOS (2D), Built from Scratch [Demo]
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. - High-level, Low-overhead Programming, by Richard Feldman [Talk]

Same as Thursday, we will have an extended lunch. The venue will again remain open from 6-8PM for optional hangout.

Q&A Participation โœ‹

We require attendees, whether physical or virtual, to use the chat server to ask questions. You should have received a chat invite, otherwise check your spam folder. Reach out if you hit any issues!

Physical attendees may bring their laptop, but it must not have a mechanical keyboard.

We also offer instructions for mobile.

Masks, Food & Beverages

Please bring your own masks, snacks, and water bottles. We will not allow alcohol, not even chocolate wine. The venue will have bathrooms and water fountains.

Optional Hangout

We will not have a fancy hall as all demos will happen on stage. However, I've asked for the lobby to have many hangout tables. Bring your laptop and show people your work!

Hangout lobby leading to auditorium.

This is it!

If I missed anything I'll send another e-mail. Hoping to see you in a few days.

It's been a LOT of work transitioning to fully-hybrid. However, I believe new alliances are formed when low-level programmers decide to convene, in-person or otherwise.

Alliances can trigger paradigm shifts in how we build software. Let's change our industry with class, respect, and competence.