Why I am publicly disassociating myself from the Recurse Center

Posted here is an email I broadcast to the entire Recurse Center alumni community, of which I was a part, through their internal email list serve called Community (source code). The subject of the email was “Why I am disassociating myself from the Recurse Center.” Predictable spoiler alert: after sending this email, RC faculty has […]

The Penniless Recursers’ Survival Guide

As I no longer have access to the private discussion and collaboration spaces hosted by the Recurse Center, published here is one page from their internal Wiki that I authored. It is presented in its original Markdown format. > [[Wiki|Home]] ▸ [[Guides and advice]] ▸ **Penniless Recursers’ Survival Guide** First off, we’re thrilled you’ve chosen […]

Ethics Refactoring: An experiment at the Recurse Center to address an ACTUAL crisis among programmers

I’ve been struggling to find meaningful value from my time at the Recurse Center, and I have a growing amount of harsh criticism about it. Last week, in exasperation and exhaustion after a month of taking other people’s suggestions for how to make the most out of my batch, I basically threw up my hands […]