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


  • Be comfortable with Java fundamentals


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


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.


  • 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
  • Time Complexity and the Big O Notation


Nonprofit Organization
AlgoSTEM Inc.
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AlgoSTEM is a non-profit organization led by Arushi Gupta and Akshaj Gupta that aims to increase accessibility to STEM education. Through its free online courses, AlgoSTEM has taught over 30,000 students worldwide. AlgoSTEM instructors are experienced and knowledgeable about various subjects including computer science, math, and various sciences.

Along with having multiple Udemy courses, AlgoSTEM has a popular YouTube channel called Algorythm that covers solutions to coding problems including those from Leetcode, Codeforces, Codechef, and various math competitions.

Competitive High School Programmer
Sama Setty
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Sama Setty is an incoming freshman at MIT from 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.