Programming education is becoming incredibly important as humans become increasingly dependent on digital environments. Many web developer jobs are becoming readily available and in a bid to make the education more accessible and affordable, retreats like Recurse Center are launched. The initative is a self-directed course that boasts "no teachers, no curriculum, no grades, and no certificates." It is three-month long and it is free to attend.
What sets this programming education retreat apart is its dedication to making coding accessible to minority groups. Over 50% of Recurse Center's most recent round of students identify as women, trans or non-binary. In addition, the organization offers its needs-based grants to individuals who also fall in categories of genderqueer, black, Latinx, Native American or Pacific Islander.