Dear Valued IEEE Student members and their Advisors
You have a chance to participate and win prizes (up to USD10000 value) in the IEEEXtreme programming competition (http://ieeextreme.org/).
IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of student members, supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE Member, compete in a 24-hour time span, starting on October 20, 2018 at 00:00 UTC (2AM South Africa time) and ending at 23:59:59 UTC, against each other to solve a set of programming problems.
The competition was created to:
Provide IEEE Student Members with a new and interesting activity
Give IEEE Student Members a challenge to embrace teamwork – an important skill to develop for career success
Increase the number of IEEE Student activities with a focus on the computer, programming and information technology fields
Other benefits include providing Student Branches with ways to get IEEE Student Members involved in the local activity in a fun and engaging way.
1st place: The winning team members will receive an expenses-paid trip to an IEEE conference of their choice. The maximum value of this prize is $10,000 per team.
2nd place: Each member of the team that wins 2nd place in the IEEEXtreme 11.0 competition will receive a Series 2 Apple Watch. The estimated retail value of this prize is $400.
3rd place: Each member of the team that wins 3rd place in the IEEEXtreme 11.0 competition will receive a Series 1 Apple Watch. The estimated retail value of this prize is $300.
4th place: Each member of the 4th through 10th place teams in the IEEEXtreme 11.0 competition will receive a Bluetooth Speaker. The estimated retail value of this prize is $45.
Top 100: All members of teams that place in the top 100 at the end of the competition will receive a special edition IEEEXtreme 11.0 gift bundle, including a reserved IEEEXtreme “Top Coder” t-shirt. In addition to prizes for the top 10 teams and in honor of the 10th anniversary of IEEEXtreme new initiatives and rewards will be in play for both proctors and participants.
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.
Looking forward to hear from you.
With best regards
on behalf of the team
Meera Joseph, Wynand Lambrechts, Nwabisa Letsoha, Lindokuhle Shongwe and Philip Strydom