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About IEEEXtreme 14.0

IEEEXtreme is a global programming competition where IEEE students compete against each other in small teams.The competition has an unconventional timespan which lasts 24 hours and it will start on the 24th of October 00:00 (UTC +0) for everyone around the globe.

During that period the teams are asked to solve algorithmic challenges using their programming language of preference.
The competition platform supports more than 20 different programming languages, including all the popular ones.
This is making it easier for the majority of students to compete as all common programming languages taught at school are covered.

We strongly encourage all students to join the IEEEXtreme as the challenges set contains challenges of all kinds of difficulty levels.
There will be for sure challenges that can be solved by junior students and some mind boggling challenges for the advanced and experienced students.

If you are a junior student, by joining early you will get experience on how to handle the workload with your team members and perform efficient time management based on your skill set.
This participation will allow you to improve as a team for the years to come and greatly improve your ranking in the future.

Each team can be composed of up to 3 people so start building your team and register at https://ieeextreme.org/!
We hope to see you soon in the biggest programming competition of IEEE which is composed of ~10.000 contestants and several hundreds of volunteers around the world!

To know more about the IEEEXtreme and how to prepare visit our site (https://ieeextreme.org/) or hear it from the people that are creating the competition on the stream “IEEEXtreme Uncut: Behind the Scenes” (https://ieeetv.ieee.org/channels/students/ieeextreme-uncut-behind-the-scenes).


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.


IEEEXtreme 13.0: Registration is open!

IEEEXtreme 13.0: Registration is open!

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.

Get your team together early and register today. Together you can prepare for the competition by visiting our Practice Community.

In 2018 the IEEEXtreme hosted 9,500 participants from 76 countries!
Represent your school and your country in this year’s competition. Help us break the 10,000 participants benchmark and

REGISTER NOW!

Good luck!
The IEEEXtreme Team

For more information and to connect with the IEEEXtreme Team visit:

 Void where prohibited. Those residing in OFAC-embargoed countries may compete, but are not eligible for monetary awards.

Information on the upcoming IEEEXtreme programming competition

Some amazing IEEE magazines for good reads

ComputingEdge magazine by IEEE Computer Society

At the following link (https://www.computer.org/web/computingedge/current-issue) you will find all of the issues of the ComputingEdge magazine of IEEE.

This publication is produced by the Computer Society and we believe you will find it to be very interesting to read.

ComputingEdge curates the hot technology knowledge from the 13 leading technology publications of Computer Society, plus adds unique original content, and makes it available in a single experience. The features and columns in ComputingEdge always emphasize the newest developments and current trends. ComputingEdge keeps you up to date by showing you what’s hot and what you need to know across the technology spectrum. It’s both an informative and an enjoyable read. ComputingEdge caters to your need-to-know key information about all aspects of the technology arena so you can make integrated decisions regarding your areas of specialty.

Modified from: https://www.computer.org/web/computingedge/

We’ve been reading this magazine for some time now and there is always a couple of articles that get our attention.