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 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 team work – 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 local activity in a fun and engaging way.
Participants of all experience levels are allowed to participate as they are called to solve a variety of programming problems, categorized as easy, medium, and hard. All of the problems can be answered in any of the supported languages (C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby, Perl and PHP). Contestants can also choose to use different languages to solve different problems.