All of the problems can be answered in any of the supported languages, which are indicated at a specified URL (currently https://csacademy.com/about/environment/). Each problem will have time and memory limits, and it is possible that certain programming languages will have different time limits and memory limits, to adjust for factors such as virtual machine overhead (see the above URL for details).
The unofficial results will be available in CSAcademy at the close of the competition. From the close of the competition, through 31 October, the IEEEXtreme Technical team will be evaluating code submissions. IEEE reserves the right to disqualify a team if it’s found to have manipulated or cheated during the competition. The official results will be communicated on or about 2 November. Winners will be contacted by IEEE directly.
I’ve heard the contest is pretty difficult and that a lot of people from later courses participate. I’m in my first year of university and don’t think I’m good enough. Should I participate?
Yes. For a start, taking advanced courses does not mean you’re necessarily better at programming. More importantly, this 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 novice to expert levels.
IEEE is excited to bring forth a new set of top ten prizes to IEEEXtreme. You can see the list on our home page.
What is the proctor expected to do during the 24 hours of the contest? Are students allowed to sleep?
The proctor should just make sure that it is the team members working on the problems and no outside help is being provided from other individuals. The proctor should ensure that the student teams are not sharing code, which is strictly prohibited. In general, proctors help ensure that the students are comfortable and are able to get food, water, and exercise during the 24 hours. The main goal is for the participants to have fun. The students do not have to be isolated.
Sleep is part of making sure the team members are comfortable. The team members can alternate getting some sleep, and you can make your own arrangements for sleeping.
There may be some surprises, about every six to eight hours, so it is important to keep monitoring the contest.
The browsers that are supported to run CSAcademy for IEEEXtreme are: IE 11, Chrome v 44, and Firefox v 39. Please consult each browser’s Web site for more information on latest stable updates.
If you are unable to secure a proctor for IEEEXtreme, please utilize the IEEE Collabratec network by visiting the following link: https://ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/my-network .
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