On Saturday 14th of October 2017, starting at 0:00 UTC and for a grand total of 24 hours, IEEE Student Branch of Università di Napoli Federico II will take part for the first time in the international programming competition IEEEXtreme 11.0 in the Complesso Universitario di San Giovanni a Teduccio. It’s the first time a southern Italy based University takes part in such an event.
IEEEXtreme is a 24 hours long hackaton (programming competition), during which, IEEE Student Members all across the wold, organized in groups consisting of 3 members, compete in resolving programming problems and tasks of various levels.
The competition has three main goals:
- to provide IEEE Student Members with a team challenge, which is a key skill needed to build a successful carreer;
- to increase the number of activities that informatics and programming have as their objective;
- to create a local network in a fun and addictive way;
The groups with a high leaderboard position will be awarded with prizes ranging from a paid partecipation to an IEEE conference of their choosing to an Apple Watch. Minor prizes include t-shirts of the competition, among others.
The event will be held simultaneously all across the world and will allow two groups of three Student Members who are part of the IEEE Federico II Student Branch to compete, confront and interact with their colleagues thanks to the support and the organization provided by the IEEE Federico II Student Branch and its proctor, professor Paolo Maresca. On the website http://ieeextreme.org it is possible to find additional information about the competition, along with real-time results.