Return Statement

I’ve finished my time at Recurse Center, and a small tradition is to write a “return statement” about what you did in your time there.

Attending Recurse Center was a very rewarding time for me, personally and professionally. I succeeded at studying some difficult topics, I learned about a number of things I’d never have thought to look for, and even more important I got to spend three months with a group of curious, kind, smart, generous developers. I am both proud and humbled to be a part of the Recurse community.

I was a bit unusual among Recurse attendees in how narrowly I focused on studying Haskell, so most of this list of things I did is other stuff:

If you’re considering attending Recurse, it is almost certainly worth your time. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have by email, on Twitter, or on Freenode.

If you’re considering hiring through Recurse (they keep the lights on with recruiting fees), it is an excellent source of high-quality developers. I don’t know what stronger signal you could get than someone choosing to spend three months learning and collaborating, really.