Published: August 01 2014

I’m putting Estonia on hold - still excited to go there, and hoping to do so in April or May, once it warms up again.

In the meanwhile, I’m heading to Costa Rica to help facilitate Hacker Paradise a 12-week digital retreat. The location has all the benefits of nomadism (cheap, beautiful location with delicious food and friendly people) while bringing together a small community of hackers working on individual learning, contracting or their own companies.

Here’s how it happened: Casey Rosengren, a Penn classmate and fellow Penn Hackathon organizer, was doing the whole travel-and-freelance thing and did some work for a boutique hotel that was down to give Casey the entire place for a couple of months, leading to the creation of Hacker Paradise. I saw one of Casey’s posts about the place, and offered to come help.

In short: I’ll be hacking by the pool in Costa Rica until November if you need me.

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PS. Care to join, either for the whole 12 weeks or for a shorter trip? We’re keeping a couple of spots open.