Location: Universidade Aveiro
Organization: Universidade de Aveiro Student Branch
Number of participants: 6
Name of event: Xtreme 10.0
The IEEEXtreme 10.0 took place between 1:00 of October 22nd to 1:00 of October 23rd.
We provided to the participating teams a room with 1 monitor per participant, a gaming console
and playing cards for entertainment during pauses. We also provided all the meals and snacks
to the participants. Due to the low amount of participants, we couldn’t find any interested
sponsors, besides the department that offered us the space.
In the end of the event the participants, all of them with more than one participation on
the activity, were not pleased with the growing shift of the contest, from programing to more of a
mathematical competition. Also they complained that the grading of the most intuitive solution
was too far from the completely correct one, even though both solved the problem for the trivial
cases. The participants pointed that the hidden test cases always failed with timeouts, and since
they were hidden it was hard to identify the cause, and improve the solution. They let us know,
that if the test cases kept on being hidden, they would not participate again.
To conclude the participants showed gratitude to us, happy with the conditions and
working environment provided, but as described previously they were unsatisfied with the
IEEEXtreme 10.0 organising team.