Professional
Development

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

Talks

Talks

Workshops

Workshops

Goal Setting Sessions

Goal Setting Sessions

Side Project Nights

Side Project Nights

Social Lunches and Potlucks

Social Lunches & Potlucks

Networking Events

Networking Events

Reciprocity Ring

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.

 

Talks & Workshop by Debbie
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.

Debbie Crete Lloyd

Mental Health & Addiction 101​

Debbie Crete Lloyd

Ben Fox

Photography for fun and breaking even

Ben Fox

Manoj Nathwani

Investing in Cryptocurrencies​

Manoj Nathwani

Valentina Alia

Italian Language Class

Valentina Alia

Marcus Warren

Composing music with software

Marcus Warren

Shaun Dowling

Acro Yoga​

Shaun Dowling

Dale Johnson

The principles of designing a logo

Dale Johnson

Doina Ieseanu

How to market and publish an e-book​

Doina Ieseanu

Dana Turner

Rules of writing great copy

Dana Turner

Paul Sztajer

The Beer drinkers guide to Quantum Computing

Paul Sztajer

Bill Roberts

An introduction to data science

Bill Roberts

Jennie Cortes

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.

Upcoming Trips

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

Playa Del Carmen

July 29 - September 8

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Seoul

July 29 - September 8

Seoul, South Korean

Buenos Aires

September 9 - November 3

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Split

September 9 - October 20

Split, Croatia

Cape Town

October 21 - December 15

Cape Town, South Africa

Montevideo

November 4 - December 15

Montevideo, Uruguay

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