IEEEXtreme 14.0, the biggest programming competition of the year, was held on October 24, 2020. A total of 4132 teams consisting of 9494 participants have participated this year, of which 10 teams were from Brac University. IEEE Brac University Student Branch Counselor, Prof. AKM Abdul Malek Azad sir and IEEE Brac University Computer Society Student Branch Chapter Advisor, Annajiat Alim Rasel sir registered as proctors.

To prepare the members for IEEEXtreme 14.0, a series of events were organized:

1.      Webinar on IEEEXtreme 14.0

Time:7:00 PM to 8:00 PM [GMT +6:00] on 9 October, 2020 (Friday)

Speaker: Ms. Shaily Roy, Lecturer, Brac University

The goal of this webinar was to encourage the students to participate in IEEEXtreme 14.0. The webinar had satisfactory participation and different tips and tricks regarding competitive programming were discussed. Ms. Shaily Roy is a former competitive programmer and had been a part of many programming competitions. She shared her valuable experiences with the audience which helped gain valuable insights regarding the competition beforehand.

2.      Competitive Programming Workshop Day 1

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM [GMT +6:00] on 10 October, 2020 (Saturday)

Instructors: Mr. Sajjad Ahmed, Data Scientist, Axiata and Samiul Islam, Competitive Programmer, Ranked 5th in Bangladesh in IEEEXtreme 13.0

This workshop played a pivotal role in providing the students with on-point information regarding what resources to use and how to prepare in a short amount of time. As a plus, insights on the interview questions of the current job fields of software engineering was provided by Mr. Sajjad Ahmed.

  1. Competitive Programming Workshop Day 2

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM [GMT +6:00] on 16 October, 2020 (Friday)

Instructors: Mr. Sajjad Ahmed, Data Scientist, Axiata and Ms. Shaily Roy, Lecturer, Brac University

A mock contest was organized to provide the participants with a taste of what to expect in IEEEXtreme 14.0. After the mock contest, the questions were discussed and different ways to solve each problem were introduced.

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