Recurse Center

Due to the spread of COVID-19 and its effects on the global economy and our business, we are currently only offering grants of up to $1,000 to women, trans, and/or non-binary programmers for the Spring 2 and Summer 1 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 1,900 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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How we use Zoom at RC

Apr 1, 2021 — What we've learned about using Zoom to foster connection and collaboration

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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.


Apply and start on

  1. May 17th, 2021
  2. June 28th, 2021
  3. August 9th, 2021