Can I be on your podcast? November 9, 2023 on Drew DeVault's blog

I am working on rousing the Hare community to get the word out about our work. I have drafted the Hare evangelism guidelines to this effect, which summarizes how we want to see our community bringing Hare to more people.

We’d like to spread the word in a way which is respectful of the attention of others – we’re explicitly eschewing unsolicited prompts for projects to consider writing/rewriting in Hare, as well as any paid sponsorships or advertising. Blog posts about Hare, videos, participating in (organic) online discussions – much better! And one idea we have is to talk about Hare on podcasts which might be interested in the project.

If that describes your podcast, here’s my bold request: can I make an appearance?

Here are some mini “press kits” to give you a hook and some information that might be useful for preparing an interview.

The Hare programming language

Hare is a systems programming language designed to be simple, stable, and robust. Hare uses a static type system, manual memory management, and a minimal runtime. It is well-suited to writing operating systems, system tools, compilers, networking software, and other low-level, high performance tasks.

Hare has been in development since late 2019 and today has about 100 contributors.

A hand-drawn picture of a rabbit

Hare’s official mascot, Harriet. Drawn by Louis Taylor, CC-0

The Ares operating system

Ares is an operating system written in Hare which is under development. It features a micro-kernel oriented design and runs on x86_64 and aarch64. Its design is inspired by the seL4 micro-kernel and Plan 9.

A photo of a laptop running the Ares operating system

A picture of a ThinkPad running Ares and demonstrating some features

Himitsu: a secret storage system

Himitsu is a secure secret storage system for Unix-like systems. It provides an arbitrary key/value store (where values may be secret) and a query language for manipulating the key store.

Himitsu is written in Hare.


If any of these topics are relevant for your podcast and you’d like to talk about them, please reach out to me via email:


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