Intro to Algorithms: Learn the basics in this 2-night workshop!

CB Insights - 498 7th Avenue New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Sep 19 - 20, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

This class is a 2-night workshop running from 7:00-9:00pm. Food will be provided both nights!

Algorithms are everywhere. From taking an elevator to your office to making music, we use algorithms every day to solve problems. Developers routinely use algorithms to solve programming issues such as:

How will I keep this credit card information secure when I send it?

How can I store this data so I can retrieve it quickly?

How do I make this file smaller so it is easier to share?


In this workshop, we will discuss what an algorithm is, introduce the idea of algorithmic complexity (big O notation), demonstrate sort and search algorithms (with a hands-on demonstrations), and finish with an overview of the many types of algorithms out there.

As a prerequisite, you should have basic familiarity with a programming language (like by having attended our intro to JavaScript workshop or know a back-end language). Not sure if you qualify? Email us.


Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.


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We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking any course over $50 who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Apply here (

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There are no refunds or make-ups for this course unless the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location or cancelled. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding.

We have 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Esther is a software engineer at Betterment. She works mainly in the Rails ecosystem, and enjoys every layer, from bash to Sass. She loves algorithms because she thinks of them as applications in miniature that are explicit about the problem to solve.


CB Insights is a SaaS based market intelligence platform that analyzes millions of data points to predict technology trends in order help businesses make more informed decisions. They're growing 100% year on year without burning through capital, have an amazing culture and have built a product our clients love.


September 19 - 20
7:00 PM (EDT)


CB Insights
498 7th Avenue New York