Learn new skills. Advance your career. Achieve your Goals.

Professional development is an integral part of our program.  We want to learn new things, build our own careers, make movement on our projects, become more well-rounded people and share what we know with others along the way. Our community has a wealth of natural skills and talents that they freely share with each other — all included in the Hacker Paradise program. 

Our Weekly Schedule Includes



Goal Setting Sessions

Side Project Nights

Social Lunches & Potlucks

Networking Events

Reciprocity Ring

Hacker Paradise is ideal for people who are striving to pursue success in their career, and the facilitators do a fantastic job at coordinating and executing both educational and social events.

– Whitney Perkins, HP alumni

Talks & Workshops

We cover all sorts of topics, from saving the bees to ballet, the basics of good design to writing great copy, and building your own version of Flappy Bird to baking tiramisu.

We’ve invited guest speakers in the past including Leo Widrich, co-founder of buffer; Tavvi Kotka, CIO of Estonia; Matz, creator of the Ruby programming language; and many other knowledgeable people. It’s an incredible experience to be able to chat with and gain first-hand insights from these experts.


Debbie presents on Mental Health & Addiction in Palermo, Italy

Talks & Workshops Examples

Below are just some of the 40 skillshares, presentations and learning opportunities that we had during our trip in Palermo, Italy. It's always a nice mix of technical, professional, reflective, physical and fun.

Mental Health & Addiction 101​

Debbie Crete Lloyd

Photography for fun and breaking even

Ben Fox

Investing in Cryptocurrencies​

Manoj Nathwani

Italian Language Class

Valentina Alia

Composing music with software

Marcus Warren

Acro Yoga​

Shaun Dowling

The principles of designing a logo

Dale Johnson

How to market and publish an e-book​

Doina Ieseanu

Rules of writing great copy

Dana Turner

The Beer drinkers guide to Quantum Computing

Paul Sztajer

An introduction to data science

Bill Roberts

How to become famous on You Tube

Jennie Cortes

The Crypto Party by Marie was my favorite. Online security is a very important topic that doesn’t get enough attention.

– Asad Zulfahri, HP alumni

Side Project Nights

Yakir works on his side-business from Outpost Bali

Whether you just have a random idea, are working on a side hustle, or want to collaborate with others, it’s much easier when you’re with a motivated group.

We have regular Side Project nights where people can discuss ideas, give each other advice, and offer to collaborate. We’ve had several projects get off the ground after assistance from other Hacker Paradise members.

Get ready to be fascinated by the things everyone is working on.


It was incredible being surrounded by amazing people, share unforgettable experiences with them, learning fun things like surf or tango, things that I didn’t realize that I’d enjoy.

– Julio López Montalvo, HP alumni

Want a taste?

Take a look at some talks that have been presented during some of our most recent trips.

Share your talents & passions with us

Come travel with us. We're accepting participants for all trips in 2018.

June 17 - July 28

Mexico City, Mexico

June 17 - July 28

Osaka, Japan

July 29 - September 8

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

July 29 - September 8

Seoul, South Korea

We're not just a program for techies.

We've got alumni from every field including designers, writers, nurses, entrepreneurs and graduate students. Apply now, sign up for an interview, and find out if we're right for you.