1. Hacker Paradise
  2. Porto, Portugal

Hacker Paradise Porto, Portugal 🇵🇹

Amenities

Private rooms
Coworking included
Flights not included
35-40
Accommodation
Private rooms
Housing
Apartments & Hotels
Coworking
Yes
SIM card
Yes
Talks
Yes
Workshops
Yes
Attendance
35
Capacity
40
Price
$725 / week or
$1,980 / month
Minimum stay
2 weeks

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Host

Iskender Piyale-Sheard

Iskender Piyale-Sheard

Adventurer at heart. Possibly the most positive person on Earth

55 Participants

Diversity

Gender

men: 40 73%
women: 15 27%

Field

developers: 36 65%
designers: 3 5%
entrepreneurs: 2 4%
founders: 2 4%
writers: 2 4%
youtubers: 2 4%
community managers: 1 2%
data analysts: 1 2%
Market Researches: 1 2%
product managers: 1 2%
project managers: 1 2%
social media consultants: 1 2%
students: 1 2%
teachers: 1 2%

Nationality

united states: 26 47%
netherlands: 5 9%
canada: 3 5%
france: 3 5%
belgium: 2 4%
croatia: 2 4%
germany: 2 4%
india: 2 4%
united kingdom: 2 4%
argentina: 1 2%
australia: 1 2%
italy: 1 2%
new zealand: 1 2%
norway: 1 2%
romania: 1 2%
russia: 1 2%
uruguay: 1 2%

6 Reviews

Accommodation
Activities
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Diversity
Location
Organization
Productivity
Social life
Value for money

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've been to Hacker Paradise 8 times because I love it so much

I've been to Hacker Paradise 8 times because I love it so much. It's always a great group of people, and I get to explore a city I wouldn't normally go to. The organizers are great, and super helpful. One of them even taught Korean classes while we were in Jeju, which was incredible. I love it and will be back again soon!

June 3, 2017

This is no hyperbole: Hacker Paradise has been one of the most productive and enjoyable experiences of my life

This is no hyperbole: Hacker Paradise has been one of the most productive and enjoyable experiences of my life. As a first-time nomad, I was nervous about balancing productivity and fun while traveling abroad, but the HP community provides a perfect balance of structure and spontaneity. Some highlights from my time in Porto and Jeju: port wine tasting in port caves, pot lucks with homemade food from half a dozen countries, weekend trips to the beach, swimming in rock pools, climbing South Korea's tallest mountain, experiencing a Korean sauna for the first time, and good old Goofy Foot (need I say more)...

Of course, what really makes the whole thing work are the people -- from Spencer and Dale who are absolutely amazing at keeping the ship running and setting the tone, to all the other attendees who are invariably 1) working on cool projects, 2) willing to share their knowledge and insight, 3) always down for a pint after a long day at the co-working space. If you're on the fence, don't be: just do it!

March 17, 2017

Currently on my fourth trip with Hacker Paradise

Currently on my fourth trip with Hacker Paradise. The top four things that keep me coming back are:

1. Program organization - Facilitators Spencer and Dale are work relentlessly to make sure accommodations and co-working spaces meet the needs of the participants. If there are issues, for example with internet speeds or housing problems, they are on top of the problem right away, sometimes before we even notice it happening. They are responsive and understand the needs of digital nomads because they both been there.

2. Participants - Hacker Paradise does a great job of selecting people for their programs. Most everyone I've met during my trips have been dedicated, accepting, interesting, friendly, curious, and just generally good travelers. They work hard and yes, they party hard too but it's all great fun. I've made friends for life here. You can judge how great the group is and how addicting this lifestyle is by that fact that so many people either extend their stay or wish they could because the group is so hard to leave.

3. Diversity - Not only is there a diversity in gender but also in age and in career paths. Usually Hacker implies developer but in reality there are people from a number of different jobs here and the facilitators seem to put emphasis on choosing people from variety of backgrounds.

4. Lastly, Location - HP has gone to places this year that I've wanted to visit and the program allows me time to really get to know places with other people who are interested in seeing them too.

March 17, 2017

After a phenomenal 4 weeks in Portugal, I have returned to join Hacker Paradise Lima

After a phenomenal 4 weeks in Portugal, I have returned to join Hacker Paradise Lima. I've had an amazing experience at Hacker Paradise, the people are great, the locations are exciting, and the adventures are real. Spencer and Dale do an amazing job running the program. The community aspect is impressive, with a lot of diversity in knowledge and expertise, so there are always interesting people to talk to and learn from. Hacker Paradise puts a lot of effort into getting everyone involved in the local tech community which makes for a much better experience. Overall its a great community with awesome events and even better organizers!

March 17, 2017

Hacker Paradise is my family away from home

Hacker Paradise is my family away from home. It's a fantastic opportunity to meet amazing people, work from cool locations, and constantly be inspired by people doing cool things who are always willing to share their knowledge. And eat a lot of dessert.

March 17, 2017
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