Hacker Beach is a month-long, spontaneous, self-organized gathering of hackers and like-minded people on a tropical island (or coast). It happens every year in January.
There is no organization, no prepackaged deal, no tickets to purchase, or registration forms to submit. The gist is: if you want to recharge your body and mind in a warm and relaxed place, with enough Internet to work and play from, affordable accommodation, delicious food, and no rowdy tourist groups around, but instead a bunch of hackers and their friends… just show up at our destination sometime during the month of January!
What to expect
- Hacking, not cracking
- FOSS creation and contribution galore (non-programmers welcome)
- Exchanging knowledge, experience, and ideas
- Occasional unconference-style sessions
- Fantastic weather
- Outdoor activity options, like e.g. hiking, snorkeling, scuba-diving
- Explore the wider region before/after your time at the official location
- Whatever you want to make it. Hacker Beach is just people.
Tip: Spontaneous participation, i.e. booking your flight during Hacker Beach and joining us in the middle of the month, is a normal thing to do and actively encouraged.
See you on the beach!
2013: Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
2014: Lamu Island, Kenya
2015: Portsmouth, Dominica
2016: Canoa, Ecuador
2017: Flores, Indonesia
2018: Petite Côte, Sénégal
2019: Coron, Philippines
2020: Palomino, Colombia
2021: Wherever you went
2022: La Libertad, El Salvador
January 2023: Langkawi, Malaysia
If you’re interested in participating, please follow this blog, or our accounts on the Fediverse or Twitter. Some of us are hanging out in #hackerbeach on the Libera.Chat IRC network. We also have an invite-only XMPP channel at firstname.lastname@example.org, which is restriced to people who are physically showing up, or have done so in the past (much more active than the IRC channel these days).