Thursday, April 21, 2022

Applying Computer Science

Ben Sandofsky:

People seem to think Computer Science all data structures and sorting algorithms, when that’s maybe 5% of CS.

So for folks just starting out, I made a short intro to a different area of CS, and a powerful tool I use every day: the transform matrix.

Ben Sandofsky:

I don’t think sorting algorithms are the best introduction to Computer Science. So let’s talk through a real world example of speeding up a blurring algorithm. We touch on time complexity (“Big O”) and what a quadratic algorithm looks like.

Steve Yegge:

A commenter asked if I could talk about whether you need a CS degree to be in Big Tech and make it as a software engineer. So that’s the topic for today!

In this episode, I talk about what you would actually need to study in order to get the equivalent of a CS degree, and I also call our the most core fundamental stuff[…]

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