First official morning study session with M.
We are going to take turns leading sessions (only two of us though) in the mornings. It's my turn today to bring up a topic and I suggested for us to study about dynamic programming.
T: Let's learn how to make use of dynamic programming.
M: Why bother?
T: If applied to a right kind of problem, it can be very useful, especially for calculating layout, allocating tasks, ... I think we can work on problems from programming contests and see how we can do well w/o dynamic programming (maybe brute force search), then see how dynamic programming can help.
M: It seems hard to start working on such problems right away.
T: I see. By my next turn, I'll pick a simple problem from a contest that can be solved in a straight forward way.
So anyway I'm going to stick with dynamic programming for a while. M will work on poi, and he'll explain it to me next time.
Posted by takeshi at 11:17