Updown's blog

By Updown, 4 months ago, In English,

Hi CodeForces,

As promised, I am opening registration today for a competitive programming course.

Dates: The classes will go from January 12 to the March 16 (10 classes total). Each class is 1hr 30 mins.

Times: Saturdays 8:30am-10am, 8am — 10am with debugging (PST).

Course:

Based on interest, I am opening course 2.

Course 2: recommended level [1200-1700] most problems: [1300 — 2000] The topics are dynamic programming, depth first search, data structures, binary search, two pointers, implementation and math.

Each class there will be a set of 3-5 problems depending on the difficulty. We will discuss the solution to each problems and the thinking process to arrive at that solution. You can see the my screen, as I am writing on a whiteboard. You can ask questions while the solution is being presented.

There is also an additional debugging section. I noticed that there are people who need help debugging their codes so 30 mins before each class starts (except the first one), I can help you debug your codes from the previous week. The only downside is that the number of people who can sign up for this is limited.

If you are interested, register here! Note that on the previous post, the form was a survey for times. This is the official registration.

I will send out an email to the first few people who register for debugging help letting them know that they got in (and a separate email to those who didn't get in). Unfortunately, if there are too many people, I won't be able to help everyone so I am limiting the sign ups. The first few people who sign up for debugging get in for sure. I am also saving a few spots for those who have been working hard solving problems and can prove it (through things like submissions).

 
 
 
 
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4 months ago, # |
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I always get stuck with these problems Thank you for opening such courses :"

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If we miss the videos live, can we watch them at some later time ?

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    Within a week (equivalent to before the next class), you can watch.

    Upd: I am thinking of not making the videos available after the class because they aren't as useful afterwards and I don't want to give anyone a reason to procrastinate (I get that this contradicts my profile pic).

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Can everyone attend the live lectures or it's limited too?

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    The live lectures are limited to those who signed up because I want to be able to respond to all of questions during the lectures and there are about 470 signups.

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      When will you mail those who are accepted ?

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        I'll send out an email closer to the start date, most likely Jan 1.

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Wow. Pretty impressed by your initiative. But I am really curious how long you'll last. Not trying to be cynical. But there are just too many people who need help (some even expect to be spoonfed).

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    yes, he is ruining the coaching business that Errichto and me started.

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      You teach system design, so you're one step ahead of her.

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        yeah, but poor Errichto is now out of business :(

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          I disagree, what I'm doing is not 1 on 1. Errichto's coaching is 1 on 1, which is better (but more expensive).

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          A disclaimer: riela isn't serious here.

          (I'm saying this because I was asked a moment ago about it and I don't want people to be confused. I do give 1 on 1 lessons.)

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            yes I was joking, I just wanted to emphasize that updown is doing something good and for free.

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              Something good and for free? Like youtube streams? :D

              Of course, it's awesome that he is doing something for others. I hope a lot of people will learn from his lessons. I wish all the best for him.

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It is quite sad to see people(riela and Errichto) presuming updown1's gender.

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Thank you! This is super helpful.

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Thanks for taking such this initiative :)

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    I'm happy to help people! Thank you for everything you are doing with your supervision and for making the junior training sheet. You are helping a lot of people in the community.

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I saw the post today. I am really interested for this course. could I please get the invite, I registered btw.

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    I can only add 100 people every 24 hours so I'll add you (and everyone else who registered today) tomorrow.

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    I am now current on adding people, so you should be added. I already sent out the emails with the problems and week 1 class link (and I don't want to resend to avoid spam) so you can find those links in the previous messages in the group.

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Hi, I have just filled the form. Will I get the chance?

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    itna magazmari kahe ka karna. kaun sa iska class karke tu petr mitrichev ban jayega.

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      All it took was an effort to put a comment. Nothing wrong to get something from great coders!

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    Yes, I will add everybody regardless of when they signed up.

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I filled the form a few days back but did not get any mail.

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    I sent an email to you a while back, message me directly so we can fix this.