We agree with decades of conventional wisdom that familiarity with common algorithms and data structures is one of the most empowering aspects of a computer science education. This is also a great place to train one’s general problem solving abilities, which pays off in every other area of technical study.
It’s tempting to say that we focus on the portions of a traditional algorithms course which we find to be most relevant to software engineers. While true, this does a disservice to the field. Really, it is a rare topic in an undergraduate treatment which is not useful to the practicing software engineer.
Where ours differs from a traditional undergraduate course, however, is in our emphasis on deploying these mental tools. As such we compromise a little on depth of theoretical exploration, and instead emphasize practice in problem solving and working familiarity with the algorithms and data structures covered.
This course assumes confident programming ability in any language.
This course is next scheduled to run Wednesdays 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm for three weeks starting Wednesday, 29 March 2017. The total price is $1,800.