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.
IEEEXtreme 9.0 will be held 24 October 2015 00:00:00 UTC. Registration will be open between 17 August 2015 and 12 October 2015.
- 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.
Proctors should be an IEEE member of higher membership grade (not an undergraduate or Graduate Student member).
- Monitoring the general flow of the activity
- Informing students when the competition begins, at the middle of it, when there are six hours left, and when there is one hour left
- Ensuring that no one external to the team members helps or assists the student participants in resolving the problems in any way.
A proctor can monitor no more than eight teams.
Student Branch activity
Students attending universities who do not have an IEEE Student Branch on campus can still participate in the IEEEXtreme competition. This is an opportunity to bring students together to have fun with IEEE activities. Consider using this opportunity as a way to form a Student Branch.
All active participants in the competition will receive a digital certificate and gift. "Active participant" is described as a team that makes a reasonable attempt at solving a problem.
Prizes for IEEEXtreme 9.0
1st place: The winning team members will receive an expenses-paid trip to an IEEE conference of their choice, anywhere around the world. Roundtrip coach airline tickets for each winner from winner’s preferred major metropolitan airport to the conference destination, conference registration fees, and a three night hotel stay (confirmation pending) will be provided by IEEE for winning team members.
2nd place: Each member of the team that wins 2nd place in the IEEEXtreme 9.0 competition will receive an iPad Air.
3rd place: Each member of the team that wins 3rd place in the IEEEXtreme 9.0 competition will receive an iPad Mini.
4th-10th place: Each member of the 4th through 10th place teams in the IEEEXtreme 9.0 competition will receive a Raspberry Pi computer.
Top 100: All members of teams that place in the top 100 at the end of the competition will receive a special edition IEEEXtreme 9.0 gift bundle, including a reserved IEEEXtreme “Top Coder” t-shirt.
Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each winning team member. Void where prohibited by federal law.