IEEE Xtreme is a 24-Hour long online programming competition which
happens every year in the month of October all over the world. The
8th edition of IEEE Xtreme was observed on 18th October, starting at
5:30 AM IST.
A total of 60 students from BMSCE participated in the competition from seven different branches viz. ECE, EEE, IT, ML, MCA, ISE and CSE and from various years of study. They were divided into teams of three and allocated a unique team-name.
The event started at 5:30 AM, Saturday 18th October in FDC Hall. The teams were full of excitement and had reached the venue early in the morning. They were introduced to general rules of IEEE Xtreme and Hackerrank. All the 20 teams were there at the venue by 9 AM and the competition was going in full force. The teams dispersed for lunch at 1 PM and the competition resumed again at 2 PM.
Later in the afternoon, the teams were provided with snacks (Frooti and Veg Puff). The dinner was provided at 9:30 PM from Szechuan Dragon restaurant.
A total of 11 teams stayed overnight. The girls were not allowed to stay after 7 PM. The participants were given soft-drinks and snacks to keep them recharged throughout the night. The competition finally finished at 5:30 AM on Sunday, 19th October with 5 teams making into Top 100 ranks in the country.
All the teams left by 6 AM and the venue was cleaned and locked. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and overall it came as a fresh experience for everyone.