Casey is one of the founders at Hacker Paradise. Before starting Hacker Paradise, he spent a number of years in the startup scenes in Philadelphia and Tokyo. He is also the founder of the Gopher Gala
and of Recess Labs
Spencer is the COO and current main trip leader at Hacker Paradise! He has a background in Korean Linguistics and congnitive neuroscience. Before joining us, Spencer taught collegiate Korean, worked briefly at Samsung, spent several years as a project manager at Epic, a Wisconsin-based health-tech company. He has spent 5+ years living, studying, and working abroad.
Head of Content
A visualiser by day and doodler by night, Dale lives and breathes creativity. Before joining us his time was spent co-running a branding agency, lecturing software skills and design principles and illustrating for a wide range of clients. He’s tasted the nomad lifestyle before, spending previous summers in Europe and the US.
Renata co-founded two businesses in Brazil and a social project focused on startups. Passionate about building communities and collaborative environments, she’s been working in this space for eight years before becoming a Trip Leader for Hacker Paradise. She chases summer around the world on a quest to find the best ice cream.
Head of Technology
Dani Dirks is a software developer, avid adventurer, and purveyor of mischief. Before joining Hacker Paradise, Dani was a full-stack developer by day and a freelance designer by night. In her free time she writes and performs her own music, and is the queen of HP karaoke.
FOUNDER / ADVISOR
Alexey is a tech community organizer and engineer for hire. Exiled from the U.S. by way of visa lottery
, he was part of the Hacker Paradise founding team and traveled with us for a year and a half. He is now back in San Francisco working for Opendoor