Lydia Cupery

Camp Counselor

Let's Sort Out Sorting: How to Think About Sorting like a Computer

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Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 7:30 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation

Room: Aloeswood

We, as humans with brains, can sort things without thinking too hard. But how do computers go about sorting things? We will answer this question together by exploring three different sorting algorithms: BOGO sort, insertion sort, and bubble sort. We will evaluate the efficiency of each sorting algorithm with questions like “How many times would you have to go through a list of unsorted things with this method before you can know for sure it is sorted?” and “How could we make that faster?” This talk is geared towards kids and those without much background in Computer Science.

Take Aways

  • Learn how to systematically sort things

Supporting Resources

favorited by:
Craig Jeffords David Tran Ariana Levin Rolando Lopez Josh Kinstler Michelle Chin Jacob Graf Dave Smith