What is Hacker Paradise?
Hacker Paradise is a community of professionals that combine work with travel. We make remote working easy for you by setting up the logistics, community, professional network, and much more.
Who can join Hacker Paradise?
We are open to all types of people with remote work–whether it be a full-time job, freelance, working on your own projects, or figuring out your next big thing during a life transition–who are excited to meet similar people and explore cool places. We look for people that do cool things and are excited to meet new people.
What industry is best for remote work?
The tech industry lends itself really well to remote work, but we have a ton of alumni who work in other industries and have made remote work possible for themselves. Engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and founders, project managers, writers and other creatives, data scientists and communications and marketing specialists number among our more common industries, but it doesn’t stop there. Some of our alumni are doctors, nurses, real estate agents, translators, academics, social media consultants, illustrators and photographers all paving the way for industries new to remote work.
What if I have a 9-5 job?
Not a problem at all. There are lots of tools out there to help you do your job remotely. Remote working isn’t just for freelancers and entrepreneurs anymore.
What is the male-female ratio on Hacker Paradise trips?
It varies from trip to trip, but generally it’s a 50/50 split of men and women attending.
What about age?
We strongly believe in diversity of all kinds, and age is one of them. The majority of our participants are in their 20s and 30s, but we’ve had people on our trip ranging from 18 to 60 years old. We’ve even had a few families come with children as young as 8 months.
What if I don’t know the local language?
Knowing the local language isn’t required for coming on our trips. In fact, we’ve provided our community with local language lessons such as Spanish and Korean for some locations.
As our community is so diverse, we often have someone in our group who is able to speak the local language and help out, and all our on-the-ground partners speak English to keep communication between attendees and facilitators smooth.
How big are your trips?
Groups are typically 20-30 people, but they are sometimes a bit bigger or smaller. There is enough diversity within the group to find people who are interested in the same things as you, but the group is small enough that you still know everyone and the community doesn’t splinter off into different cliques.