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.
Planning and communication happens mostly on IRC (#hackerbeach on Freenode) and the wiki.
We usually decide on a destination sometime between October and December (whoever books the first flight officially confirms the decision). Number 1 rule is to just keep whatever amount of time you want to join during January free for Hacker Beach in your calendar. Hint: 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.
If you’re not sure if Hacker Beach is the right place for you (and also if you are), just ping us on any medium and someone will answer your questions. 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
January 2020: Palomino, Colombia
Please follow the blog if you’re interested in participating. We’re also hanging out in #hackerbeach on Freenode, where pretty much all discussion and planning (or lack thereof) happens.