This is the website for a summer course on algorithms and programming for high schoolers, in Kingston, Jamaica from July 1st to 27th, 2024. Here you will find lecture notes and lab assignments. You can follow using Google Colab or, alternatively, by downloading the notebooks and using Jupyter notebook. We are using Python 3.
For reference, morning exercises are marked by “A”, afternoon by “B”, and challenge by “C”.
Course Content
Week 1
Week 2

Day 1: Course and Professor Intro then Variables, Printing, Lists, Functions, Loops. Exercises A, B, C. 
Day 2: Loops. Exercises A, B, C. 
Day 3: Functions, then List Functions. Exercises A, B. 
Day 4: String Functions, More Functions and Lists of Lists. Exercises A, C. 
Day 5: Nested For Loops, Recursion Teaser. Exercises A, C. 
Week 3
Week 4

Day 1: Merge Sort, then Recursion Practice. Exercises A, B, C. 
Day 2: Dictionaries, then Sorting and Time Complexity. Exercises A, B, C. 
Day 3: Graphs Intro, then Graph Traversals. Exercises A, C, Review 1, Review 2, Review 3. 
Day 4: Final exam, then TA lightning talks, then Q&A with Prof. Daniel Coore. 
Day 5: Graduation ceremony. 