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By yubowenok, 3 months ago, In English

Are you fascinated by programming? We, the IEEEXtreme 15.0 Executive Committee, are opening the registrations for a select few judges and problem authors.

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems authored by industry professionals and coding experts like yourself. Over the 15 years since it began, the competition has attracted over 70,000 competitors from over 2,500 schools in 90 countries around the world.

This is an opportunity where you can not only develop the coding challenges but also you can evaluate them while having the opportunity to associate with some of the top experts in the field. The judging staff of IEEEXtreme are all volunteers who strive to make the contest a fun and exciting experience for all.

Judges responsibilities may include one or more of the following:

  • Develop at least 1 original and innovative problem. You may see examples of the format of the IEEEXtreme problems here: https://csacademy.com/ieeextreme-practice/
  • Review and evaluate the problems proposed by another judge and provide feedback;
  • Provide independent solutions to other proposed problems using any of the competition programming languages;
  • Be online during the day of the competition for 1-2 hours based on their availability in order to address the contestants' questions related to the authored challenge.

While not everyone who submits a nomination will be selected, we will carefully review all nominations and thank you in advance for your time to express your interest! We look forward to welcoming you aboard to the IEEEXtreme community!

Please apply using this form on or before 2021/09/19.

More delineations can be acquired from: [email protected]

 
 
 
 
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My background is in high-performance computing, would this competition include challenges that require parallel and/or distributed execution?

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    Though we currently do not have distributed program execution infrastructure for the contest, IEEEXtreme's do have creative tasks that are a bit different from standard algorithm questions :)

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can the problem authors share the editorial of the contest ?

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Is it still possible to become Problem Author?

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Could anyone show me how to do problem The tortoise and the hare and problem Candy Shop?

The problems are with high quality in my opinion. It would be incredible if somebody help me. Thanks.

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    I couldn't solve these problems during the contest but I found this paper for "The tortoise and the hare" after the contest ended and I was able to get AC implementing this idea.

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    There is editorial of Candy Shop.

    Short editorial
    Full editorial
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    The tortoise and the hare can be easily solved with the same ideas in 1163F - Indecisive Taxi Fee's editorial. Basically you want to see which edge has a prefix shortest path from S and suffix shortest path from T which doesn't intersect with the entirety of the original shortest path and find the minimal of those paths.

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    I would also appreciate an explanation for Polygon

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I really like the problems. The problemset was very diverse and interesting, although I suppose it was harder for beginners than previous editions. I also like the 24-hour format with few problems being released each hour, it's unique.

However, in all the times that I've participated in this competition, I've never found an editorial after the contest ends (if there is a place where ieeextreme editorials are posted, please let me know). If you could provide an editorial for at least some problems, it would be really appreciated.

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Is it possible to participate in this contest without joining IEEE and getting spam mails (including physical mails btw) every day?

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Did somebody get 100% on problem "Big Matrix Small Determinant"? I'm stuck trying to get over 50% :(.

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    I did because I am an author

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      Could you give me some hints? :^)

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        Hint $$$1$$$: read the first answer here

        Hint $$$2$$$: find a matrix with the needed number of odd numbers and with an odd determinant. Using it, you can get the required matrix.

        @@@ solution

        On finding a matrix with an odd determinant
        On getting from the odd determinant to 1
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How to do the interactive problem Secret boxes?

Thanks.

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    Hint 1
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Ok, I just solved Big Matrix Small Determinant and that got me thinking again about something that has bothered me about IEEEXtreme for a long time.

It is not such a hard problem; the fact that it was unsolved during the contest and has 2 solves in upsolving really shows something about the level of the contest. None of the really good and strong universities (I mean WF medalist strong) ever participated during my participation.

I really enjoyed the unique format of IEEEXtreme every time I participated, and I would really like to continue participating in the future. The problem quality varies a lot, but it has improved consistently. And the prizes are respectable.

Here's the thing though. Actually getting to participate in the contest seems hard. You need to be a student in an university, and then you need someone who is a full member of the IEEE to proctor. Why is the IEEE membership necessary? I think it is actually a pretty big hurdle to overcome. And honestly, I don't think it should be limited to students either.

I also think that the IEEE hasn't done enough to reach out to the competitive programming community. It seems to exist in isolation. Competitive programmers don't know what it is, and the people who actually do participate don't know what competitive programming is. This year is the first time I actually see a post on Codeforces, all the previous years I have only heard of this contest because by happenstance, someone at my university heard of it once and started organizing it.