This playlist gets you from knowing basic programming to being a yellow-red rated coder in CodeChef / Codeforces / TopCoder / etc.
Expected time to completion: 40-60 sessions (about 2-3 months)
You'll learn about a dozen algorithms while solving problems. Each problem will teach you something new, so make sure you understand it before moving on. The algorithm tutorials include short intuitive video tutorials, as well as links to a more in-depth text tutorial.
Shiv Pratap Singh asked me a bunch of questions about the Facebook internship application. I can't be 100% sure about the application specifics, but 95% certain based on my past experiences.
Shiv: I am in 2nd year in my college and next semester I will be looking for internships. I saw from your linkedin profile you interned at FB. I gave FB Hacker Cup first time and qualified upto 2nd round. Can you help me for that in any way?
Keshav: FB likes people who are active in CP and perform well. Just submit your resume on their website. If you know anyone in FB (same college, etc), contact them and tell them you submitted your resume. But you don't need to do more than that. Just need to submit resume and tell someone inside the company to make sure it gets looked at. If they come to your campus, that would be the better place to do it.
Shiv: So, you also performed in hackercup to get internship? I have 1856 rating on CF just -44 from purple. I think my CP skills are good because CodeNation organized their Internship challeng...
Hey there! I’m Sumeet Varma. I am extremely interested in Algorithms and Data Structures and so I do a lot of competitive programming. I am also a big fan of Counter-Strike, Politics and reading random answers on Quora.
My team (FruitSalad) came 1st in ACM ICPC ‘17 Kharagpur Regionals, 2nd in Kolkata Regionals and 7th in India Finals and we have qualified for World Finals. Also, I have been Red on Codeforces and the highest rated Indian programmer on Codeforces, Hackerrank and Topcoder in the past.
Currently, I am doing an internship at Directi (Bangalore) as a part of my project for final semester at DA-IICT, Gandhinagar.
Ask me anything!
Moderator note: We are very excited to host Sumeet for a Q&A session! He has a max rating of 2515 on Codeforces and 2173 on TopCoder, and you can see the graph going up consistently over the last 2.5 years. It's time to find out more about the person behind ...
This discussion is for expanding your array of maneuvers needed to code quickly and efficiently.
The first and most important thing that I'd like to discuss about is the C++ STL. Learning it would enable you to code up an assortment of algorithms and complicated data structures in a matter of seconds.
You can learn to use the C++ STL from the following amazing sites:
Studytonight : Contains syntax and examples for most of the STL containers and algorithms.
Sanfoundry : Shows how to implement what you've learnt in complete programs
Topcoder(Highly recommended) : This place teaches yo...