WE Are More than
just Hackers.

We're a diverse group of creatives, engineers, academics, and
entrepreneurs who like to work hard, play hard, and travel the world.

Meet the People of HP

Here's a taste of our best and brightest minds to get you excited about the community awaiting you.

Our Organizers

Troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, and all-round superheroes, our kick-ass support staff are destined to become your new BFFs.

Dani Dirks

Trip Facilitator/Head of Tech

Dani Dirks is a software developer, avid adventurer, sunset chaser, and purveyor of mischief. Before joining Hacker Paradise, Dani was a full-stack developer and UX designer for Build.com, an online home improvement company in Northern California. In her free time she writes and performs her own music, is the queen of HP karaoke and is strongly addicted to iced coffee and morning workouts .

Renata Aquino

Trip Facilitator

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.

Sara Magnabosco

Trip Facilitator

Sara, from Italy, joined Hacker Paradise as Trip Facilitator after spending four years in rainy Belgium running one of the most active coworking space in Europe. With a background in Sociology, she loves being surrounded by people and help them to connect and create meaningful relationships. Tea drinker by day, she never refuses a beer at night.

Annina Zuber

Trip Facilitator

Annina was a graphic designer in the print industry for 10 years before pursuing her lifelong dream of living a nomad life. She spent a year volunteering and doing all sorts of odd jobs like organizing weddings in a french chateau, feeding Emus and riding horses in greece. Besides Design & Art she loves food, old black and white movies and has a slight obsession with dogs.

Spencer Jentzsch

COO

Spencer is the CEO of Hacker Paradise! He has a background in Korean Linguistics and cognitive 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.

Dale Johnson

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.

Borislav Hristov

Head of Finance

Boris has a background in International Business Management. Before joining HP, he worked briefly for ASML, the largest supplier of lithography systems in the semiconductor industry and Outpost, one of the best co-working spaces in Bali. He has lived/worked/studied on 3 continents and travelled to over 20 countries in the last 4 years.

Casey Rosengren

Founder

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.

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