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Algorithms Study Group

We will be watching videos on algorithms from Coursera, white boarding, and discussing algorithms. Coursera is offering a new 6-week algorithms course from Stanford called "Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Part 1". A version of this course is taken by sophomore, junior, and senior-level computer science majors at Stanford as a required course. The class will cover fundamental principles of algorithm design: divide-and-conquer methods, graph algorithms, practical data structures (heaps, hash tables, search trees), randomized algorithms, and applications. Sign up to take the course online and download the videos:

https://www.coursera.org/course/algo


This event is exclusively open to people who identify as female.

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  • Carmella S.

    It's great to tackle these together; Zoe does a fine job of leading

    August 7, 2013

  • Marie Antoinette L.

    Here's a good pre-req for this course :
    https://www.udacity.com/course/cs101

    August 5, 2013

  • Hannah M.

    I popped in out of curiosity, and though I am more into front-end coding and the algorithms study group focuses on back-end coding, this seems like an excellent study group for those who want to do great in difficult courses. Members have connections to, and material from, Stanford, and there is good focus and participation with the material being learned by the group. I was certainly out of my depth but I still felt like I was allowed to be there just for a peek at something I had not considered doing before.

    August 5, 2013

  • Leticia S.

    Couldn't make it tonight, but I'll check out Marie A's link below..

    August 5, 2013

  • Hannah M.

    I'm running late, but looking forward to meeting more programmers :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Lillian C.

    Boo - something came up. Another time! Have fun tonight! :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Sonali B.

    I'm a speech-language pathologist and amateur writer trying to learn more about programming for the fun of it. Looking forward to this!

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Zoe M.

      Awesome! My background is in Cognitive Linguistics.

      1 · August 4, 2013

    • Sonali B.

      Hey cool! Man, I'm curious to learn more about what you studied, but I just got back from another project... I said I'd be able to make it but I'm now discovering I won't be able to get the train in time! Have fun watching the video for me!

      August 5, 2013

  • Chenoa S.

    I'm about to move to Colorado and decided that I don't have the time to put into this anymore. I'm glad to have learned about the Coursera Algorithms class, though! I'll start going through it as soon as I have the time.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should we be eating beforehand? (My first time to one of these!)

    August 5, 2013

  • Carla

    Run a Women's group in HealthTech. Looking for someone to help on a project.

    August 5, 2013

  • Chenoa S.

    Hey, is this something where I should be OK joining the group in the middle of the class, or will I probably be lost?

    August 4, 2013

    • Zoe M.

      Hi Chenoa -- I think it's really up to you. There was a previous algorithms course meetup and I joined partway through. I felt a little lost, but I enjoyed it anyway. If you really desire, you can join the class (even though it's late) and can download the videos. If you just watch the ones on Big-Oh notation, that'll be the background for the rest of the course.

      August 4, 2013

  • Zoe M.

    When you get in use the first elevator on the right. Press the down button to make that elevator appear. When you get in, press the "call cancel" button and then floor 16.

    August 4, 2013

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