USACO Silver Java Course - Part 1

Learn the algorithms you need to perform well in contests such as USACO, Codeforces, and more.
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Sorting with built-in functions
Sorting user-defined objects
Sorting for problem-solving

Requirements

  • Be comfortable with Java fundamentals

Description

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

Topics Covered

  • Sorting with built-in functions

  • Sorting user-defined objects

  • Problem-solving practice

Websites/Contest Sites Used

  • Codeforces

  • USACO

This course contains 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 Java programming language. This course contains lectures on sorting and video solutions to actual Codeforces/USACO problems.

Prerequisites

  • Comfortable with programming in Java

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 looking to learn algorithms and data structures
  • Anyone interested in competitive programming

Course content

2 sections10 lectures1h 56m total length
  • Introduction
    02:21
  • Time Complexity and the Big O Notation
    03:52

Instructors

Tech Organization
AlgoSTEM Courses
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  • 28,658 Students
  • 7 Courses

Hello everyone!

AlgoSTEM is a non-profit organization led by Arushi Gupta 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, Codechef, and various math competitions.

Competitive High School Programmer
Sama Setty
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 42 Reviews
  • 3,109 Students
  • 2 Courses

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 USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) contestants after noticing the lack of free, structured resources available to them.