Frequently Asked

Questions

The Basics

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.

Let us help you spend less time doing what you hate and more time doing what you love.

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, scheming to conquer the world, or figuring out your next big thing during a life transition–who are excited to meet new people and explore cool places. 

We’re pretty cool people and want other cool people to join us.

What industry is best for remote work?

If you can do it remotely, you’re welcome to come do it with us!

From our experience, the tech industry is generally the most open 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, founders, project managers, writers, data scientists, and marketing specialists number among our more common industries, but it doesn’t stop there. 

Some of our alumni are doctors, sex toy creators, nurses, real estate agents, translators, academics, comedians, social media consultants, professional hackers, 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, 30s, and 40s, but we’ve had people on our trip ranging from 18 to 60 years old. We’ve even had a few families bring their kids before.

Our community is warm and welcoming. Everyone will be your new best friend, regardless of your age.

What if I don’t know the local language?

As long as you speak English and are good at Charades, you can survive anywhere in the world.

Most of the group will not speak the local language and that is fine. We usually provide a basic language overview at the beginning of the trip so you know some basic phrases but more than that is usually not required.

As our community is so diverse, we often have someone in our group who is able to speak the local language, and 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 split into cliques.