Free Crash Course - Algorithms not Al Gore's Rhythm

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The Iron Yard - St. Petersburg & Tampa

260 1st Ave South Suite 300 · Saint Petersburg, FL

How to find us

We are located on the third floor of the white, Station House Building. Take the gold elevator on the outside of the building to the third floor. Parking is available at the metered spaces out front or paid parking is available at parking garages.

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Details

Overview

Join our Back End Engineering instructor, Gavin Stark (http://www.meetup.com/The-Iron-Yard-Tampa-Bay/members/1412901/) to learn about the fundamentals of computer algorithms and sorting techniques along with our Student Enrollment Representative, Holly Valenty (https://www.meetup.com/The-Iron-Yard-Tampa-Bay/members/215169340/), to learn more about The Iron Yard (http://www.theironyard.com/).

This course assumes no previous knowledge of any programming language.

Outcomes

The first half of the course will be a short lecture on the basics of algorithms and their application to computer algorithms followed by a review of several algorithms for sorting data. We will wrap up by discussing how to measure the efficiency of algorithms and discuss some notoriously difficult problems in computer programming.

Requirements

• There isn't any coding planned, so feel free to come with yourself and a notebook.

Agenda

• What is an Algorithm?

• Real world use cases

• Examples of algorithms in every day life

• Formal definitions

• Sorting algorithms

• Algorithm complexity

• Challenging problems in computer programming

Stick around for networking and Open Code (https://www.meetup.com/The-Iron-Yard-Tampa-Bay/events/qjfsklywgbjc/)!