If you are selected, you'll meet us in sunny Hawaii in our swanky workaway compound. For 10 days you'll live and learn alongside other hackers while you work on your startup or side project. Along the way you'll meet new friends, get a solid 4 hours a day of work done, and enjoy some amazing adventures.
We're accepting applications for our fourth workaway on September 16-25, 2014. We accept solo hackers or designers, or teams of up to 3. The per-person fee of $1150 covers housing and food (but not airfare).
For engineers or designers looking to join a startup, we have 4 free slots available, sponsored by Wefunder (you are not obligated to join any startup or do any work - just be in good-faith open to a new gig).
Mainly, we like meeting cool people. We believe magic happens when a bunch of smart people are stranded in an exotic getaway. We hope life-long friendships will form.
You can count on some sort of bed (or sofa) in a swank place, dinners, and wifi. Otherwise, this ain't the Ritz. If there's a problem, we hope you can fix it yourself!
We'll let everyone know by September 8th at the latest. Last year, we had over 300 applications for 15 spaces, so it's somewhat competitive.
Those with the startup spirit who "get stuff done" and JFDI. Designers, engineers, & founders are all welcome.
We're all adults - it's up to you. But we're targeting 4 hours of work per day. Along with 4 hours of mandatory fun.
We're keeping it light. Every day, we have a group dinner at 7pm. We also have a few optional adventures planned.
No. We're doing this at cost.
No! None! Zero! You are not obligated to join any startup or do any work for any startup. We only ask that you - in good faith - be open to a new job opportunity.
We like being around really interesting and motivated people, and if it's a good fit, we're confident things will just work out. We don't like obligating anyone to do anything.
If you are among the finalists, you'll recieve a 15 minute phone call. That's it - no technical tests.
Wefunder is hiring a visual designer, a front-end engineer, and a Rails engineer: here's their jobs page. We'll add more jobs from other startups when we know who is attending.
Your lodging and food is 100% covered. Your flight, however, is not (it costs about $550 from SF round trip).
If you'd like, there will be some small projects (10-20 hours) that you can work on during the program, paid at your normal rate. This could easily pay for your plane ticket. You are, however, under no obligation to consult.