I am Marek, a creator of Host Me in California project. Read the whole story of this project or continue reading for shorter version.
In 2013, as 16-year-old, I have created the first version of this website in search for a host family as I really wanted to experience high school life in the United States.
The website was visited by over thirty thousand people in one night. I was covered in Slovak national television but even this was not enough to succeed.
Later, in 2015, as 19-year-old, before graduating high school, I published the second version of this website looking for an internship.
Thirty thousand people visited it overnight and I received over 150 emails. I chose to do an internship in Hawaii in summer 2015, and accepted Shopify's offer to intern in their HQ in Canada in summer 2016.
Feel free to read about my projects on my personal website. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.