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.
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.
Dear student, Registration for the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition is now open!
What is the IEEEXtreme?
IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
Who can compete?
Teams of up to three collegiate students who are current IEEE student members. There is no limit for local colleges and universities as they can form multiple teams.
What could I win?
Fame: Unlimited bragging rights and an item for your resume.
Fortune: Among other great prizes, the Grand Prize is a trip to the IEEE conference of your choice, anywhere in the world.
All active participants in the competition will receive a digital certificate and a digital gift bundle.
How about the date and time?
IEEEXtreme 13.0 will take place on October 19, 2019. It will start on 00:00 UTC for all contestants around the globe and it will end 24 hours later.
Since it is a global competition, where is the location?
As IEEEXtreme is a virtual online competition, a physical location, or venue, must be identified for participants to use during the 24-hour competition.
Venues can be in an IEEE Student Branch office, a college lab, or another location on campus. It must be a place that participants can use for the 24 hours during the competition, it should be equipped with at least one computer, and some type of connection to the internet must be provided.
I’ve heard the contest is pretty difficult. I’m in my first year of university and don’t think I’m good enough. Should I participate?
Yes. The competition is all about the experience. IEEEXtreme is a lot of fun, and will help you face real-world problems that you may not see during college. Furthermore, the competition includes questions from various difficulties, from easy/novice to expert levels.