IEEE Student Branch Hosts IEEExtreme Programming Competition

December 09, 2011

IEEExtreme Programming Competition Logo
IEEExtreme Programming Competition Logo

Think you can code? On October 22, students from the ECE department participated in this year's IEEExtreme, the 24-hours long, global programming competition.

The IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 5.0, hosted by IEEE, is an innovative global online competition in which you and a team of up to two other IEEE Student Branch members can collectively code to compete in a 24-hour time span against other student programmers around the world to solve a set of programming problems. All of the given problems could be answered in any of the supported languages (Java, C, and C++).

Student coding from this years competition
Student coding from this years competition

Since the competition, the official IEEExtreme results were announced and the teams from NC State did quite well. There were a total of 1,448 teams competing globally and one of our teams finished 9th in the region. In additon, 9 out of 10 of our teams finished in the top 50 percent, with 6 out of 10 in the top 25 percent and 4 out of 10 in the top 10 percent. A total of 30 students made up the 10 NC State teams participating this year.

The IEEE Student Branch at NC State was responsible for organizing the event on campus.  The student branch provided food, including full meals, throughout the competition and a faculty and/or a professional IEEE member was constantly present to proctor during the entire event.