Put Your Programming Skills to the Test at the IEEEXtreme Competition

Register now for the 24-hour virtual challenge, taking place on 24 October

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THE INSTITUTE Registration is now open for the IEEEXtreme virtual competition, in which teams of up to three IEEE student members compete to solve a set of programming problems. The 24-hour-long global challenge is scheduled for 24 October.

Each team is advised and proctored by an IEEE member.

Typically, students would compete with their team and their proctor in the same location; however, because many universities are not reopening their campuses this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IEEEXtreme committee is allowing teams and their proctor to communicate using video conferencing.

Despite this year’s need for remote team collaboration and proctoring, team members must solve and complete the problems without assistance from others. The IEEEXtreme committee will be reviewing the team’s work for plagiarism during the competition.

To be eligible, registrants must be IEEE student or graduate student members. A maximum of two graduate student members is allowed per team.

To learn more about the Xtreme competition and how teams can prepare, members can watch the recent live stream event “IEEEXtreme Uncut: Behind the Scenes,” which is available on demand. 

Participants and proctors can register for the competition on vTools.

Lisa Delventhal is the manager of student and young professionals programs for IEEE Member and Geographic Activities.

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