Computer Society Well-Represented in Contest

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 November, 2009 – Nearly half of the winners in the recent IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0 are members of the IEEE Computer Society.

A record 700+ teams from 40 countries participated in this year’s IEEEXtreme, in which teams of up to three IEEE Student Branch members tested their collective coding expertise online against other student programmers. Participants had only 24 hours to solve the programming challenge.

IEEEXtreme 3.0 was open to undergraduate and graduate IEEE Student Branch members. Each Student Branch hosted the IEEEXtreme 3.0 competition for its local teams, with each team simultaneously competing head-to-head online with teams worldwide.

Eleven of the top 25 teams, or 44 percent, are IEEE Computer Society members. They include:

  • Amobear, from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Texas Codeboys, from University of North Texas, United States
  • Sapientia et Doctrina Stabilitas, Queen’s University-School of Computing, Canada
  • Bar Code, Bilkent Üniversitesi, Turkey
  • Crowbar, Binghamton University, United States
  • The Bagpipe Lubricators, University of California-San Diego, United States
  • AlgoJobs, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Emertxe, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • XYZZY, University of California-San Diego, United States
  • Upgrade, University of Passau, Germany
  • Fizz, University of British Columbia, Canada

About the Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.

The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.

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