IEEEXtreme global challenge – Update

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

Coventry Branch Committee member Yuri had been invited to act as the Proctor for this students competition in the Computer Science area. Rules may be found at

The team winners from Coventry achieved the top 2% of best teams (among 6373 registered teams from 62 countries)!

We are happy to congratulate the Team, which Yuri proctored, with excellent results in the very prestigious international competition “The IEEEXtreme 16.0 students’ competition”. The Team won the prize of one of the 100 best teams (among 6373 registered teams from 62 countries). This is the top 2% of the best teams. They had a very little time for sleep, and they put in huge effort to solve 25 difficult tasks online in just 24 hours.

The proctoring of the team brings international recognition to Coventry University as the active organization for the promotion of students’ top-level competitions, to test students’ skills in the engineering, mathematics, software design and team-work arena.

Coventry Branch also offers their congratulations to the Team, and to Yuri for this excellent result.

Yuri previously invited students from Coventry and Warwick universities to take part in this competition. Yuri registered as the Proctor in August 2022. The virtual competition started on 22nd of October 2022. (Students had to register on the website at least 24 hours before the competition start.)

Students were asked to solve several tasks in Computer Science during the fixed time. Students could use any programming language they preferred from the list of supported programming languages (C/C++, Java, PHP, Fortran, Python, etc.). The programming , compilation and execution of programmes were done online using the Virtual Machine, which was provided on the IEEE server at

This was an excellent opportunity to promote computer science education in the UK, to involve students in the very useful practical test of their knowledge and skills and to build international collaboration. There were prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions and participation Certificates.

Watch out for next year’s competition!

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