Seattle Mechanical Keyboard Meetup

July 27th, 2019 • Seattle Pacific University

Get ready for the 7th semi-annual #smkmeetup

Presentations, workshops, contests, giveaways, great community, and more. Expect keyboards in all shapes and sizes. All kinds of keyboards. A lot of keyboards. So many keyboards! This will be an all day event. Expect talks in the morning and traditional meetup time (keyboards and giveaways) in the afternoon/evening.

NOTE: Workshops will take place at the Living Computer Museum + Labs on Sunday, July 28th (the day after the meetup).


We are asking for a minimum donation for your RSVP ticket. In exchange, you will receive a door prize (must check in at welcome desk in order to receive your prize). Any remaining proceeds will go directly towards scholarships/subsidizing costs of cKeys' youth and adult workshops.

When you're ready to signup, click the RSVP button below.


Tentative Schedule

You're welcome to check-in at any time throughout the day. Please have your ticket ready on your phone or printed out. Tickets will be available during the event if you still haven't purchased. No entry without ticket.

9:30AM - Doors Open

10:00AM to 12:00PM - Presentations

Presentation schedule coming soon. Note that keyboards will not be on display until after lunch.

12:00PM to 1:00PM - Off-campus lunch break

The SPU does not allow outside food in the venue. Walkable and drivable food options along with a map of campus can be found here. Food options also available in the official SMKmeetup Tour Guide.
Note: Unlike last year, you won't be required to leave the venue during the lunch break if you opt not to eat.

1:00PM - Festivities begin

This is when everyone can start showing off and exploring each others keyboards. More details still to come.

4:30PM - Closing time

Time to take the celebration somewhere else in Seattle. Keep your ears open for unofficial after-meetup dinners and gatherings.


To start with, we're offering a 4x4 keyboard workshop. Space is limited but we may open a second workshop timeslot if we sell out of this first offering.

Learn more about our workshops. Space will be limited!


Seattle Pacific University
Upper Gwinn Commons
3310 Sixth Avenue West,
Seattle, WA 98119

Here is a map of campus with the venue and parking marked.


There will be plenty of on site parking in the visitor parking garage. You'll find parking marked on this map of campus.

New this year:If you will be bringing more keyboards than you can carry in your hands/backpack/box, we will also be offering "valet" drop-off on the street. Volunteers will hold your keyboards while you park. More details coming soon...

Food and Beverages

Lunch will not be provided. Lunch suggestions coming soon!

There will be a break after the morning presentations for lunch. SPU has requested that no outside food be brought into the venue.


Your RSVP counts as your entry in the giveaways. Must be present to win. No purchase possible.

Follow us @smkmeetup or #SMKmeetup for giveaway teases.


Pimp My Keyboard
MKUltra Corporation Logo
Modern Coup Logo
WASD Keyboards

Interested in sponsoring the event? Find out more on our sponsorship page.


This event is all volunteer run. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us via the volunteer page.


We are a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to address, educate, and coordinate the dispersal of soldering and electrical hardware skills and knowledge across age and socioeconomic divides while inspiring enthusiasm for mechanical keyboards and other input devices.

We teach hardware and programming workshops in the Greater Seattle Area.

Want to get involved? Join us!

Seattle Mechanical Keyboards → Seattle Keyboards → SeaKeys → cKeys

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our meetup are required to agree with the following code of conduct.

Our meetup is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices (rubber domes included). We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate anywhere at our meetup, including talks, Twitter, and other online media. Meetup participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the meetup at the discretion of the meetup organizers.


Not ready to commit? You can also sign up for email updates on event details from the RSVP page.