As you probably know, our informal process for deciding on our next destination is “whoever books the first flight, after finding rough consensus on IRC”. And so, someone just booked a flight!
Without further ado: next January, we’ll be hanging out in the North-East of the Philippine Palawan province. We haven’t decided on the exact island yet, but most likely it will be Coron or El Nido. For now, the most important thing is that you can book a flight to Manila for whatever period of time you want to join us during the month of January. From there, you can take a local flight, ferry or even fisherman’s boat to our little hacker paradise on Earth.
El Nido, photo by gameoflight on Flickr (licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
A detailed announcement will follow at some point in the not-too-distant future. Until then, follow us on the fediverse (or Twitter if you absolutely have to), and/or join our IRC channel #hackerbeach on Freenode.
- As usual, you can count on Hacker Beach returning to some fantastic island or coast in 2019. If you weren’t sure if you should add it to your calendar, here’s your official confirmation.
- As usual, it will happen during the month of January, all of January, for however long you want to join.
- As usual, the location search is ongoing throughout the year. And the location will most likely be decided upon sometime between September and November. If you have one to propose, tell others on IRC and/or add it to the wiki.
After this year’s road trip from Sénégal to the Gambia (which was fantastic by the way), we’re planning to go back to gathering at one location for the entire month. Also, we’ll try to announce that location earlier this time, in the hopes of making it just a little bit easier for you to join us again.
If you want to stay tuned, subscribe to this blog and ideally join us in #hackerbeach on Freenode IRC.
You can also follow us on the fediverse (Mastodon). If you don’t have a fediverse account yet, check out joinmastodon.org. We also have space for more users on kosmos.social, which is run by Hacker Beach regulars.