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IEEEXtreme Uncut: Behind the Scenes. [Live-Stream]

The IEEEXtreme executive committee would like to invite you all to our upcoming live stream at IEEE.tv

During this event the 2020 IEEEXtreme Executive Committee will give student members an interactive “sneak peek” into the history, preparation, and fun the volunteer leadership is planning and executing for our flagship contest for student members across the globe.
During the 24 hour contest the committee feeds up the challenges, this live streamed event is your chance to challenge them with questions about this year’s contest on October 24.

Live Stream Link: http://ieeetv.ieee.org/live_event/studentactivities

Registration Page: https://engage.ieee.org/September-Student-Live-Sign-Up.html

Date and Time: 17 September, 1:00 pm EDT


Little facts about IEEEXtreme

2006: there was a local qualification round at each University.
2008: the local qualification round was made invalid about a week before the competition so a lot of Universities had already hosted their local competitions for nothing… It was a good practice session for the optimists.

No competition was hosted in 2007 as it was too much effort for the committee to evaluate by hand the submissions of the 44 teams which included using dead programming languages and writing poems.

2009 – 2012 no professional support on the grader (volunteers only). System would occasionally crash and judges would have to monitor the system constantly to reset the various modules that would get stuck.

After 2013 free t-shirts for everyone had to stop with the increase of the expenses and thus one of the major reasons for the decrease.