IEEE Students Place in Top 100 in Society Programming Contest

IEEE students Calvin Hopkins (CE'12), Ethan Setnik (CS'12), and Andrew Purcell (EE'12) participated in the IEEEXtreme programming competition on October 23, 2010. IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE 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. Almost 1,000 teams from more than 50 countries registered for the competition.

Each team comprised of up to three students (combination of undergrads and grad students) had 24 hours to solve 17 questions. The score for the competition was based on the number of problems solved by the team and the time taken to solve them.

The inaugural team known as "LookMaWatchMeCode" solved 13 of 17 questions, placing first in IEEE Region 1 and 69th overall.