Learn Competitive Programming With CodeChef | Weekly Roundup

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It’s time for a recap of everything that went on last week in the hectic world of Learn Competitive Programming With CodeChef program on Unacademy. If you’re new around here, let us give you some key background details. This is our traditional weekly round up blog where we bring you up to date with all the free live classes a.k.a Special Classes, weekend events, and test series that are held on Unacademy. If you’re curious as to what Special Classes are, we’ve added a more thorough description at the end of this blog. Below are a few of the classes from this week which we loved, enjoy! 

To access these classes on the Learn Competitive Programming With CodeChef category on the Unacademy platform, always remember to use the Access Code – CODECHEF.

Plenty Of Classes = Plenty Of Learning! 

Bitmask DP – In a brilliant session, Educator Istasis Mishara broke down the basics of Bitmask DP, considered one of the most fundamental DP. He explained that Bitmask DP is actually a concept one can master despite it being regarded as highly advanced. The class also covered Yate’s DP, Broken Profile DP, and SOS DP. If you want to catch up with this session, head on over here.

Queues – In this session learners were taught queues in greater depth. Educator Chitrank Mishra also explained how queues are kind of a FILO/LILO Data Structures. The aim of the session was to help everyone make their own Queue Class, define its various utility functions and understand how it all works! If this sounds like something you want to learn, you can watch the class here

Sliding Window Technique – In this class, Google SDE and our Educator Tarun Gupta explained how exactly Sliding Window is a powerful problem-solving technique. The session was entirely focused around helping everyone present build their own thought process in order to be able to execute the concept efficiently on their own. The class had no prerequisites, and you can watch the recording here

Popular Interview Problems On Dynamic Programming – As the name suggests, this class was centered around helping learners better equip themselves to deal with popularly asked interview questions. The session was beginner-friendly, and Educator Riya Bansal put great emphasis on implementation as well as intuition building. The class was perfect for everyone aiming to ace interviews, and if you fall in that category, you can watch the class here

Extra Events For Extra Learning! 

Our unopposed favorite event this weekend was our special Sunday Lab focused on how to Build & Deploy Order Book for Stock Exchanges! The Lab came with more than 3 hours of practical learning, and the satisfaction of building & deploying something on your own. The lab was followed by an AMA session on how to leverage projects in placement preparation, and a Live class on Sorting and Searching! Even if you missed out on the live fun, you can catch the Lab here

This weekend we also had our 7th test in our ongoing series Elevate! The test is basically 60 minutes where you try to solve 35 MCQ questions to the best of your abilities. The best part – the winner gets a free 3-month subscription to Learn Competitive Programming With CodeChef! Additionally, all coders that finish between 2-100 also get a scholarship to the same! Although the test has concluded, there are more to come, and you can solve last  weekend’s test here as practice! After you’ve practiced properly, stay alert for the next Elevate! 

What is a Free Class (aka Special Class), and how can you attend one?

Free classes are called Special Classes and can be attended by anyone on the Unacademy Platform who registers and chooses Competitive Programming as their goal. To access these free classes, follow these steps – 

  1. Ceate an account on the Unacademy Learn Competitive Programming platform beforehand for a seamless learning experience. To create an account, click on ‘Login’ on the top right side of the page and then ‘Create an Account’.
  2. If you are a mobile user, then please download the Unacademy Learner App: https://bit.ly/3sZlWwG
  3. Register on the Unacademy website/app today to check out the recordings of our past weekend labs & classes.

That’s all we have from our side at the moment! The next week at Learn Competitive Programming With CodeChef is going to be just as exciting as this one, and we promise to bring you a recap! Until next week, let’s crack it! 

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