Recurse Center

The Recurse Center is operating all upcoming batches online. Our space is closed until further notice as a precaution during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are currently unable to offer grants for upcoming batches. Read more.

What we do. The Recurse Center is a self-directed, community-driven educational retreat for programmers based in New York City and currently operating online.

Our philosophy. We believe people learn best when they take control of their own education and are free to explore what they’re interested in. RC is heavily influenced by unschooling.

Never graduate. RC doesn’t end after you leave. We have a diverse, active, and engaged alumni community of over 1,800 smart, enthusiastic, helpful programmers all over the world.

Build a career. We’re here to support you at every stage of your career, whether you’re looking for a new job or not, and whether you just finished RC or attended many years ago.

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Hire great programmers. RC has an integrated recruiting agency. We help companies of all sizes hire our alumni. If you care about building productive, diverse teams, get in touch.

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What does it mean to do RC remotely?

Oct 22, 2020 — RC is a unique opportunity to dedicate time to your growth as a programmer.

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What is Virtual RC like?

An introduction to some of the tools and practices that we've developed to make remote batches a great experience.


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  1. February 15th, 2021
  2. March 29th, 2021
  3. May 17th, 2021