The Algorithm of an Algorithm

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The Algorithm of an Algorithm

Working at Outco for the better part of a year now, I’ve noticed some patterns in how engineers learn the material and what kinds of roadblocks they run into. We cover a lot during the 5-week program, from how to traverse trees and graphs, to sorting lists efficiently, to reducing the time complexity of recursive functions. Looking through some of my old college course readers, the breadth of material covered is roughly equivalent to two semesters of computer science topics because we deliver it in such a condensed way. And although engineers going through the program will learn a lot by sticking to the material we provide them, the ones that learn the most excel at another, more meta skill that is harder to teach explicitly. (… Read Full Article on Medium )

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