If you’re curious about what the Recurse Center is actually like, the best people to ask are Recursers themselves. Many alums have published reflections on their time at RC: their goals, their projects, what they learned, the relationships they formed, and how attending a batch impacted their lives.
Below, you’ll find a selection of those posts, linked in reverse chronological order by publishing date. The retreat has changed a lot over the years, so the more recent posts offer a more accurate picture of the day-to-day experience of doing a batch now, but people have always attended for the same reason: to become better programmers.
Matt Ambrogi (W2'22) — Recurse Center Final Reflection
Maggie Zhou (W1'21, S'13) — Why return to RC?
Jake Donham (SP1'21) — Recurse Center Retro
Sam van Gool (SP1'21) — Beginner's Mind
Fabrizzio Gonzales Zurita (W2'21) — Programming in community
Patrick Weaver (F1'20) — Participating in a Remote Batch at RC
Sara Farquharson (S1'21, m6'20) — Lessons learned from an RC mini-batch
Serena Peruzzo (SP2'20, SP1'15) — Reflections on Spring 2 '20 and beyond
Bryan Braun (m2'20, m5'19) — The best conference I ever attended
Jennifer Wang (m4'18) — My week as a hardware-leaning programmer at RC
Wylie Conlon (F2'18) — Reflecting on time at the Recurse Center
nico leffel (SP1'18, W1'17) — transitions & transformations
Julia Evans (W1'20, F'13) — How I spent my time at the Recurse Center
Alicja Raszkowska (W2'18, F1'16) — return programmer;
Rudi Chen (S1'17) — Never graduate! Reflections on Recurse Center
Lindsey Jacks (F1'15) — Reflections on Recurse Center
Pam Selle (m1'19, SP1'15) — Recurse Center: The return statement