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. The HP community is constantly inspiring me. Meeting these open, curious, creative innovators, challenges and encourages me to follow my dreams. Ebony-Storm HalladayArtist, UK I love the idea of working while traveling, and Hacker Paradise in particular is well organized and has a healthy work-play-explore balance. Nisha Chatterjee Writer, USA HP is a wholesome program in every regard. From micromanagement to bigger logistical and operational details, the HP team is phenomenal. Usama Tauqeer Entrepreneur, Pakistan I not only want to travel the world, I also want to grow my global community and refresh my passion for freelancing. I accomplished all of that on my first trip so came back for more! Jess WarrenGraphic Designer, USA I love the feeling of reuniting with friends (old and new) in a completely new corner of the world! I love how in HP you can make genuine and lasting connections across cultures, professions, ages, life values, languages, and just in general with people you would probably never meet in your "normal" life. Kaisu KoskelaResearcher, Finland HP feels like one big extended family of awesome, like-minded people, and there’s always something fun going on to get involved with. If you told me this time last year that I would be midnight skinny-dipping with sparkling plankton on a paradise island in the middle of December, it would have made the rain and snow a lot easier to deal with. Maaike KleinGrowth Hacker & Editor UK HP helped me broaden my horizon on technology, get out of my comfort zone and work on something new in a new environment, with lots of very interesting new people. I keep coming back, once or twice a year, because HP for me is a great mix of work, social, exploring new places and to escape the cold and dark Dutch winters. Johan StokingFounder, The Things Network, Netherlands HP has provided me with life-long friendships, new adventures and crazy stories to share, amazing networking opportunities, and the ability to have weekly educational sessions on interesting and varied topics. I highly appreciate the focus on professional growth and development while maintaining accountability for the projects we're currently working on. Michelle AnguianoNurse & Fiction Writer, USA As a backpacker I generally find it hard to travel and work because everyone around you is just exploring. HP solved that problem by taking care of the logistics and providing a curated community of highly motivated digital nomads. Sumukh ShettySoftware Developer, India I travel with HP mostly because of the community. HP brings together an amazing group of people who bring the travel experience to a whole new level. Paul SztajerGame Developer, Australia I was nervous about balancing productivity and fun while traveling abroad, but the HP community provides a perfect balance of structure and spontaneity. What really makes the whole thing work is the people. Sib MahapatraEntrepreneur & Writer, USA Hacker Paradise is always a great group of people, and I’ve been 8 times I love it so much! I get to explore cities like Ubud, which I wouldn’t normally go to. Jay MeistrichEntrepreneur, USA 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. Yakir Starosta Trip Facilitator Yakir joins us as a facilitator after traveling the world working remotely in corporate relations and growing his own e-commerce store. A big lover of electronic music, he started his own record label and also manages artists. If you are looking for off the beaten path adventures, the best coffee, and alternative nightlife spots, Yakir is the one to follow. Spencer Jentzsch CEO 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. Want to join this awesome community? Fill out our application and schedule an interview to start this amazing journey Apply Now!