We've been waiting for these news for a long time:
Here's the official announcement for Hacker Beach #8: https://hackerbeach.org/hacker-beach-8-the-only-risk-is-wanting-to-stay/
(This is literally the only thing "official" about Hacker Beach. Everything else is just you fine people meeting in Colombia and doing whatever you want to do.)
First conversations about Hacker Beach #8 are happening. There's a preference for South America, because we haven't been there in a while. But as always, anything goes (except for the same region twice, so Asia is out).
If you know a magical, tropical place, with a little bit of Internet, affordable, and no direct international flights: any and all ideas, pointers, or recommendations are much appreciated!
We also have a wiki you can edit: https://wiki.hackerbeach.org/Main_Page
The wiki page for Hacker House has just been updated. Scroll down for current status: https://wiki.hackerbeach.org/HackerHouse
What to expect at Hacker Beach:
* Hacking, not cracking
* FOSS creation and contribution galore (non-programmers explicitly welcome)
* Also get your day job done if you want/must
* Fantastic weather
* Outdoor activity options like e.g. hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, mountain-biking. (Lots of us learned diving during past editions.)
* Explore the wider region, esp. before/after your time at the official location
* Whatever you want to make it. Hacker Beach is just people.
Friendly reminder that you can already book flights to Manila, and if you're more of a pre-planning type, also onward travel to Coron (town).
We're too unorganized for having finished a longer-form announcement yet. Plz keep in mind, Hacker Beach is an unorganized gathering, so if you want to hack on the same tropical island as other hackers anytime in January, just come over and share a good time.
We're hanging out in #hackerbeach on Freenode IRC, if you want to talk to people.
Speaking of which, @hackerbeach episode 7 isn't too far away (January), and you should book a ticket to the Philippines soon-ish, if you want to catch a cheap one.
We have a confirmed location for Hacker Beach #7 (January 2019)! https://hackerbeach.org/hacker-beach-7-location-confirmed/
A quick update on Hacker Beach #7 (January 2019): https://hackerbeach.org/hacker-beach-7-jan-2019-update/
We have our 4th confirmed stop, in Nianing: https://wiki.hackerbeach.org/index.php/Hacker_Beach_Episode_VI#Nianing_.28Jan_18-22.29
Sénégal has some of the prettiest beaches that #hackerbeach has seen so far. (And still time to book a flight to Dakar and join us on the way down to Banjul in the Gambia.)
First photos of Popenguine are on the wiki (second stop of our special episode 6, road trippin' from Sénégal to the Gambia): https://wiki.hackerbeach.org/index.php/Hacker_Beach_Episode_VI#Popenguine_.28Jan_7-.3F.29
A month-long gathering of hackers and like-minded people on a tropical island (or coast). Every year in January, since 2012.
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