Press Release: IEEEXtreme 13.0 Registration Opens on 5th August 2019

Press Release:

Registration for IEEEXtreme 13.0 will open on 5 August 2019.  The competition will take place on 19 October 2019.  Please refer to our website for all current information. 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.

About IEEExTreme

IEEEXtreme was created in 2006 by Marko Delimar and Ricardo Varela who, at the time, were with the IEEE Student Activities Committee. The first IEEEXtreme 1.0 competition was held in 2006 with a global participation of 44 teams and 150 contestants. The numbers more than tripled the second time it was held, in 2008, to 130 teams with 500 participants. The iteration of IEEEXtreme 9.0 in 2015, enjoyed the registration of over 2,300 teams, and participation of over 1,900 teams, 5,500+ student competitors, 600+ proctors, and 100+ volunteers around the world.

Are you Eligible?

  • All participants must be IEEE members (Student member or Graduate Student member only) to register and compete in the competition. IEEE membership numbers are required.
  • Participants must compete as part of a team of up to three IEEE Student or Graduate Student members. Teams should only include a maximum of two Graduate Student members per team.
  • Universities and colleges can have multiple teams.
  • Each team must have a proctor to supervise during the 24-hour programming competition.
  • Team members must solve and complete the problems without assistance from others.
Please note that the intent and spirit of the competition is for the students, not others, to solve a problem. People acting as proctor must limit the level of support and must not contribute in any other form that might be considered original authorship, or in any way that may enable claims of rights or ownership to the submitted entries. In no case will work on behalf of teams or individuals be allowed.

Best Practice:

Many Student Branch within a local geographic area of each other partner up at one University and participate in the competition. Read how Rice University and University of Houston partnered up at one campus.  


Article by Christopher SandersonIEEE Region 5 South Area ChairIEEE-USA Career & Professional Development Committee,  Houston Section Vice-Chair, IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee

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