IEEEXtreme is a global online challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members, supported by an IEEE Student Branch and advised and proctored by an IEEE member, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
Yes, all the members of a team have to be either Student members or graduate Student members of IEEE. This is also an opportunity to promote IEEE membership on your campus and help recruit new Student members using the online join process.
Yes, proctors should be an IEEE member of a higher membership grade (i.e., not an undergraduate or graduate Student member).
Yes, each Student Branch may have an unlimited number of teams, consisting of three IEEE Student members or graduate Student members and one proctor. One proctor can supervise a maximum of eight teams. Note that a university without an IEEE Student Branch can also form a team of the required number of IEEE Student members and a proctor.
Problems can only be answered in any of the supported languages (C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl, and PHP).
No, not really. Apart from the fact that they sound similar, there’s little in common: Extreme programming (or XP) is a software engineering methodology; IEEEXtreme is a programming contest. Teams are entitled to use any methodology they want to solve the problems as long as it works correctly.
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.
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.
All active participants in the competition will receive a digital certificate and a digital gift bundle. “Active participant” is described as a team who makes a reasonable attempt at solving a problem.
IEEE is excited to bring forth a new set of top ten prizes to IEEEXtreme. You can see the list on our prizes page.
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
If you know that all members of your team are eligible to participate in IEEEXtreme and you receive this error message during registration, please email IEEEXtreme@ieee.org with your team name, member number, and information about the participants who are receiving the error.