# Data Structures and Algorithms in Python

This course is a beginner-friendly introduction to common data structures (linked lists, stacks, queues, graphs) and algorithms (search, sorting, recursion, dynamic programming) in Python. This course will help you ace coding assessments and technical interviews.

## Highlights

- Watch live hands-on coding-focused video tutorials
- Practice coding with cloud Jupyter notebooks
- Solve questions from real programming interviews
- Earn a verified certificate of accomplishment

### Lesson 1 - Binary Search, Linked Lists and ComplexityPreview

- Linear and Binary Search
- Complexity and Big O Notation
- Linked Lists using Python Classes

### Assignment 1 - Binary Search PracticePreview

- Understand and solve a problem systematically
- Implement linear search and analyze it
- Optimize the solution using binary search

### Lesson 2 - Binary Search Trees, Traversals and RecursionPreview

- Binary trees, traversals, and recursion
- Binary search trees & common operations
- Balanced binary trees and optimizations

### Assignment 2 - Hash Tables and Python Dictionaries

- Hash tables from scratch in Python
- Handling collisions using linear probing
- Replicating Python dictionaries

### Lesson 3 - Sorting Algorithms and Divide & Conquer

- Bubble sort and Insertion Sort
- Merge sort using Divide & Conquer
- Quicksort and average complexity

### Assignment 3 - Divide and Conquer Practice

- Implement polynomial multiplication
- Optimize using divide and conquer
- Analyze time and space complexity

### Lesson 4 - Recursion and Dynamic Programming

- Recursion and memoization
- Subsequence and knapsack problems
- Backtracking and pruning

### Lesson 5 - Graph Algorithms (BFS, DFS & Shortest Paths)

- Graphs, trees, and adjacency lists
- Breadth-first and depth-first search
- Shortest paths and directed graphs

### Project - Solve a Programming Problem Step-by-Step

- Pick an interesting coding problem
- Solve the problem step-by-step
- Document and present the solution

### Lesson 6 - Python Interview Questions, Tips & Advice

- Practice questions and solutions
- Tips for solving coding challenges
- Advice for cracking coding interviews

## Certificate of Accomplishment

Earn a verified certificate of accomplishment (sample) by completing all weekly assignments. The certificate can be added to your LinkedIn profile, linked from your Resume, and downloaded as a PDF.

## Instructor - Aakash N S

Aakash N S is the co-founder and CEO of Jovian. Previously, Aakash has worked as a software engineer (APIs & Data Platforms) at Twitter in Ireland & San Francisco and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He’s also an avid blogger, open-source contributor, and online educator.