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C701 - USACO Contest Sprint

36 hours of in-person learning + 12 hours of Q&A and contest mock simulation

Dates:  September - December
Time:    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

                  Saturday, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:  Needham Classroom


C602, C604, or Strong Programming Experience

Course Description

The USACO is a competitive programming contest designed for pre-college students who are new or experienced to algorithmic problem-solving. In this course, you’ll learn fundamental concepts, advanced programming skills, algorithms, and tackle a variety of interesting problems. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to solidify your understanding, USACO is a great starting point.

Key Topics Covered
• Basic Algorithms: Dive into essential algorithms such as sorting, searching, and basic data structures (arrays, lists, etc.).
• Greedy Algorithms: Learn how to make optimal choices at each step to maximize overall gain.
• Simulation Problems: Practice modeling real-world scenarios using code.
• Graph Theory: Explore graph algorithms like breadth-first search (BFS) and depth-first search (DFS).
• Dynamic Programming: Understand the concept of memorization and solve problems efficiently.
• Mathematics: Brush up on number theory, modular arithmetic, and combinatorics.

Course Structure:
• Lectures: Engage in interactive lectures covering theory, examples, and problem-solving techniques.
• Practice Sessions: Work on a wide range of problems to reinforce your understanding.
• Contests: Participate in mock contests to simulate the actual USACO experience.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Solve the USACO problems confidently.
• Understand common algorithms and their applications.
• Approach new problems systematically.

Fees and Enrollment:

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