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Hacker Paradise Palermo, Italy


Private rooms
Coworking included
Flights not included
Private rooms
Apartments & Hotels
SIM card
$545 / week or
$2,180 / month*
Minimum stay
2 weeks


Calling gelato lovers everywhere…
Pack your bags, we’re taking Hacker Paradise to Palermo, Italy this summer!

The island of Sicily is well-known for its delicious food, fantastic beach weather and rich history. Just selected as the Italian Capital of Culture for 2018, Palermo is a city on the rise. We’ll be spending 12 weeks there, from June 4th to August 26th 2017, so you have enough time to soak it all in.

From scaling the banks of the tallest volcano in Europe, Mt. Etna, to soaking up some rays on the beautiful sandy beaches of the Mediterranean, there’s something here for everyone. You can even sink your teeth into the velvet texture of a brioche con gelato: yes, they quite literally sell ice cream sandwiches there!

People often compare our trips to a 1-3 month long unconference. Here’s what you can expect from our upcoming trip to Palermo:
A curated community of 30-35 other awesome developers, designers, and entrepreneurs (check out some of our 350+ alumni here)
Weekly professional talks curated from our group & the local tech community
Social events like potlucks, days at the beach, street food tours, and sunset boat rides
Demos, workshops, hackdays, and other professional development events.
Early-bird pricing ends March 8, so make sure to apply now and confirm your spot by then for the early-bird discount ($100).

For more information check out our Palermo blog post.

We can’t wait for you to join us!

Casey, Spencer and Dale



Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson

Facilitator and illustrator. Drives the banter bus. Walks like a t-rex but runs like a beast.

Spencer Jentzsch

Spencer Jentzsch

Trip facilitator, Korean linguist, and Tinder profile consultant. Content to play volleyball, eat street food, and sing karaoke every day.

13 Participants



men: 7 54%
women: 6 46%


developers: 7 54%
designers: 1 8%
entrepreneurs: 1 8%
investors: 1 8%
Market Researches: 1 8%
technologies: 1 8%
writers: 1 8%


united states: 5 38%
finland: 1 8%
france: 1 8%
germany: 1 8%
moldova: 1 8%
romania: 1 8%
slovakia: 1 8%
united kingdom: 1 8%
unspecified: 1 8%

2 Reviews

Hacker Paradise surpassed my expectations for my first workcation in every way

Hacker Paradise surpassed my expectations for my first workcation in every way. This program is ideal for people who are striving to pursue success in their career, but also have a passion for traveling.

Quickly after meeting the participants, I joked that I had found “my people”.
My people = ambitious, independent, outgoing, adventurous individuals who love to travel and experience new cultures

The facilitators are wonderful individuals who do a fantastic job at coordinating and executing both educational and social events. The first day I met Dale and Spencer I immediately felt included in the HP community and they have a unique ability to connect with everyone.

The second I returned home I was ready to join HP again and will be going to Italy for my second trip in a few weeks.

Warning: Hacker Paradise is highly addictive!

June 9, 2017

I can't say enough great things about Hacker Paradise

I can't say enough great things about Hacker Paradise. I just finished three months with them, and nearly immediately signed up for two more trips. HP has breadth and depth in both the social/community and professional/networking realms. Every person I met was interesting, thoughtful, worldly, experienced, and kind. The "work hard play hard" mentality is a strong part of the culture. Long days at the stunning coworking locations are followed by evening adventures in various global hotspots-- and after all of that, coming back to our private rooms in comfortable housing caps off a perfect, full day. There is no wonder nearly every participant I've met either has or plans to return to the program. Lifelong friendships are created, professional connections made, and personal growth expanded. If you are curious about a digital nomad lifestyle, or simply want to experience a new city with a community already at your fingertips, there is not a better choice than Hacker Paradise.

June 8, 2017
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