IEEE Gears Up for College Programming Competition

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is gearing up to host its third annual programming competition for college students, the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is gearing up to host its third annual programming competition for college students, the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0.

IEEE officials said undergraduate and graduate computer programming students are gearing up to compete for the rights to call themselves the "world's best programmers." The third annual worldwide college programming competition involves teams of IEEE student members working collaboratively to solve a series of challenging programming problems. The winners will receive a free trip to one of hundreds of IEEE technical worldwide conferences.

IEEE, which touts itself as the world's leading technical professional association for the advancement of technology, conducts the computer programming competition. IEEE student branches will host the competition on their local campuses.

The 24-hour competition will begin simultaneously at college campuses around the world at 00:00:00 UTC Oct. 24, or 8 p.m. EDT on Oct. 23. The registration deadline is Oct. 12, 2009. More information about the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0, including an online registration form, is available at http://www.ieee.org/xtreme.