Development of strategies, techniques, and skills used in competitive programming contests. Topics include problem solving and programming techniques and algorithms. Course format consists of weekly meetings that include brief discussion, problem solving and programming practice, a practice programming contest, and a wrap-up discussion.
Grading is based on class attendance and participation, problem solving skills, and programming contest progress and results.
Credit: 1 hour. Prerequisite: CS 25100 (Data Structures and Algorithms).
Text: Competitive Programming 3, by Halim and Halim, Lulu, 2013. 3rd edition.
Class meeting are Thursdays, 3:00-5:50, August 22-October 31, in LWSN B146.