Hi, it's me, Rob - Front End Engineer and online instructor with over 15,000 students.
An algorithm is like a recipe. It takes “inputs” (the ingredients), and performs a set of simple and (hopefully) well-defined steps, and then finishes after producing an “output” (the meal).
Each lesson will present you with:
An algorithm for you to solve. This is like challenging you as a chef to produce a specific meal.
I will then teach you to write out pseudocode, how you would solve this problem in your own words. This is where we will write out the recipe together.
Finally, I’ll present you with multiple ways to solve each challenge. Just like there are variations in how to make a meal, so there are a number of ways to solve an algorithm.
Check out any of the sample videos for this course to get a feel :)
Many algorithm courses will present you with a challenge then have you passively watch them solve the challenge. This course will guide you as a beginning in breaking down a problem and learning to solve on your own.
This isn’t the only algorithms course you should ever take. But it should be your first!