On October 6th, 2018, IEEE BRAC University Student Branch held a workshop for IEEEXtreme 12.0. The aim of the workshop was to give the participants of the IEEEXtreme 12.0 contest a clearer idea of what they were about to face on the actual day of the programming competition and prepare them for it.
The workshop started at 11:20 with a briefing from the Student Branch’s Vice-Chairperson and Campus Ambassador for IEEEXtreme 12.0, Ishmam Mahmood. She explained the nature of the contest and the rules and regulations that it came with. Conducting the workshop were Shaily Roy, a 12th-semester student from the CSE department, and the Student Branch’s Webmaster, Sajjad Ahmed. The attendees were asked to sign up in Vjudge where they were given to solve a few mock problems, similar in nature to the ones they could come up against on the day of the event. During the workshop Shaily and Sajjad went around the room helping the participants with their codes, giving them useful bits of advice and suggestions. At the end of the workshop, they explained the logic behind the codes and algorithms for certain solutions while taking questions from the crowd. Afterwards, the attendees were provided with some light snacks.
The workshop ended at 2:30 and the participants left with a greater understanding about the IEEEXtreme 12.0 programming contest, which will kick off at 6:00 pm on October 19th and come to a close at 6:00 pm on October 20th.