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My Time at Recurse Center

I’ve spent the last two-and-a-half months at the Recurse Center, where I’ve been learning to code better. Here’s a collection of some things I made, learned, and did during my time there.

Large Projects

Small Projects

Creative Coding

Every Wednesday afternoon, there’s a creative coding event at RC, where we’re given one or two prompts, people disperse to interpret the prompts either alone or in pairs, and everyone involved gathers a couple hours later to share what they came up with. Most of these were put together in an hour and a half.

Other Things

I spent the first two months trying, to various degrees, to avoid unnecessary typing due to tendinitis and possibly carpal tunnel syndrome, which I’ve been coping with for several years now. I’ve learned more about ergonomics/posture, and I bought an Ergodox keyboard (which I love, but I’m not sure how much of a difference it’s making) and a standing desk (which made a huge difference). Each of these could make a blog post - if there’s one in particular you’re interested in, let me know, and I’ll try to get to it when I can!

Posted: Jul 26, 2021. Last updated: Aug 31, 2023.