College Students to Compete in IEEEXtreme Worldwide Programming Competition

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Undergraduate and graduate computer programming students are gearing up to compete for the rights to call themselves the "world's best programmers" - and a free trip to one of hundreds of IEEE technical worldwide conferences -- during the upcoming IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0. The third annual worldwide college programming competition involves teams of IEEE student members working collaboratively to solve a series of challenging programming problems.

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Undergraduate and graduate computer programming students are gearing up to compete for the rights to call themselves the "world's best programmers" - and a free trip to one of hundreds of IEEE technical worldwide conferences -- during the upcoming IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 3.0. The third annual worldwide college programming competition involves teams of IEEE student members working collaboratively to solve a series of challenging programming problems.

IEEE, 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 October 24 (8 p.m. EDT October 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.

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.), the world's largest technical professional society, is commemorating its 125th anniversary in 2009 by "Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future" around the globe. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed over 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.

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