Attention: The registration is currently only available for the Zurich workshop. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this is the only currently confirmed location and may be canceled on short notice if cases increase rapidly. Wearing a mask will be obligatory as well. Additionally there are only limited places, so sign up as soon as possible.
Learn everything you need to know for the first round at our workshops
This year there are online workshops as well. Find the detailed description here.
We invite you to two single day workshops. They serve as an opportunity to get started with algorithms and competitive programming. No prior knowledge is required, though being good at maths and having some experience with programming can be an advantage.
This year we will carry out the workshops in two seperate tracks: Beginner and Advanced. In the Beginner track the focus will be on setting up C++ and the syntax of C++. While in the Advanced track the focus will be on algorithms used in the first round and solving theoretical tasks.
- Part One:
- Beginner: We cover basic concepts needed to solve the first round in C++, such as: Input / Output, data types and control flow.
- Advanced: A short presentation on graph representation and DFS. The main focus will be on independently solving DFS related tasks, together with coaching from leaders.
- Part Two:
- Beginner: A presentation on more useful C++ concepts from the standard library. Afterwards we analyse and solve old SOI tasks. During this time leaders will be available to help whenever you get stuck.
- Advanced: A presentation on Dynamic Programming and theoretical tasks. Here we will practice solving theoretical tasks. The main difference between practical and theoretical tasks is that in theoretical tasks, a proof is needed for both the validity and runtime of an algorithm.
There are two parts and we recommend you go to both.
- 24.10: MNG Rämibühl (held in German)
- 25.10: MNG Rämibühl (held in English)
- 1.11: MNG Rämibühl (held in German)
- 7.11: MNG Rämibühl (held in English)
During all of these weekends, you can talk to us in German, French or English. The tasks will be available in all three languages. Even if you are not so fluent in, say, French and attend a French workshop, you probably will be able to follow most of it just fine.
- meet like-minded people from all over Switzerland,
- learn those topics from experts and let them help you debug your code and
- enjoy a friendly but competitive atmosphere.
Besides the lectures and tons of time for coding and solving problems, we will also have some quizzes and card games.
As said, we do not expect any prior knowledge from you. But you will profit the most if you have learned the basics in some programming language before. We teach C++ even though C++ is not the easiest language to start with.
If you are completely new and want to get started as fast as possible, we recommend that you refer to the training page.
We will later put a form here where you can register. The registration has not opened for the moment.
Interested? Then please fill in the registration form:To the registration form
The number of spots is limited and we will consider registrations by order of registration date.
For questions ask us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Zurich, Lausanne and/or Bern!