USACO Silver C++ Course - Part 1

Sorting for USACO Silver
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USACO Silver C++ Course - Part 1
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (4 ratings)
1,028 students
STL Sort Function and Comparator
Structures and Sorting
Sorting Problem-Solving Techniques
Time Complexity


  • Comfortable programming in C++


Prepare for the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) Silver Competitions and other programming contests! This course is the first part of a series that will give you an overview of the algorithms you need to perform well in contests such as USACO, Codeforces, and more. This course will specifically cover how to sort in Java/C++ and how to solve sorting-related problems.

Topics Covered 

  • STL Sort Function and Comparator

  • Structures and Sorting

  • Problem-Solving Practice

Websites/Contest Sites Used

  • Codeforces


This course will contain problems from these websites. It is recommended that you make an account (free) on these websites so you can solve the problems we will go over.

Content Overview

Suitable for beginner programmers. It is preferred that you are familiar with the C++ programming language. This course will contain lectures on sorting and video solutions to actual Codeforces/USACO problems.


  • Comfortable with programming in C++

Who this course is for

  • Anyone who is interested in competitive programming

  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about algorithms and data structures

  • Anyone who wants to prepare for the USACO Silver competitions

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone aiming to qualify for USACO Gold
  • Anyone interested in algorithms and data structures
  • Anyone interested in competitive programming

Course content

2 sections • 10 lectures • 1h 0m total length
  • Introduction
  • Intro to Big O Notation and Time Complexity
  • Time Complexity Applications in USACO


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AlgoSTEM Courses
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Hello everyone!

AlgoSTEM is an organization led by Arushi and Akshaj Gupta. Both have past experience in competitive programming and understand the fundamentals behind advanced algorithms and data structures.

AlgoSTEM also has a popular Youtube channel that covers solutions to coding problems including those from Leetcode, Codeforces, and Codechef.

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Sama Setty
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Sama Setty is a senior at Washington High School in Fremont, CA. As an experienced competitive programmer, she has taught algorithms at her high school, AlphaStar Academy, and various libraries around the Bay Area. She began creating her own curriculum targeted for programmers interested in competing after noticing a need for students to have access to free and readily-available resources.