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IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members—supported by an IEEE Student Branch, advised and proctored by an IEEE member—compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.




A message from Mouser: Design Something Useful for Astronauts to Use in Space.

You design it. We’ll 3D print it in space. Mouser is looking for an innovative design idea from college engineering students that will be used by astronauts at the International Space Station. A useful device. A handy tool. It’s up to your imagination. Grant Imahara and former ISS Commander and astronaut, Chris Hadfield, are judges to determine which design makes it to space. From now until 7 October 2016, keep dreaming of the stars and coming up with inventive ways to get there.

 Hacker Rank The HackerRank team is on a mission to flatten the world by restructuring the DNA of every company on the planet. HackerRank ranks programmers based on their coding skills, helping companies source great talent and reduce the time to hire. The HackerRank platform is the destination for developers to improve their coding skills and companies to find top engineers. Over 1,000 companies partner with HackerRank to build and grow their engineering teams. For more information, visit

Global sponsors

Indeed Prime

A message from, the number 1 job site in the world, has created a special site just for tech: Indeed Prime. Indeed Prime is designed to connect software engineers with the best employers in Austin, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City, USA. Land a job and get US $2k from Indeed Prime.

Offer to IEEEXtreme Participants (US market):

  • Guarantee for resumes of top US teams to be highlighted to tech employers
  • Land a job and get US$2,000 from Indeed Prime
NokiaA message from Nokia: An innovation leader in the technologies that connect people and things, combining network infrastructure, software, and services with advanced technologies for smart devices and sensors to tap the power of connectivity.

Our unique strengths:
Technology that thinks ahead: We deploy self-managing technology that works invisibly and magically in the background, intelligently learning and adapting to anticipate people’s needs, reshaping dynamically to fulfill them.
Making sophisticated technology simple: We select, create, and apply technology thoughtfully. Our considered approach ensures our technology seamlessly integrates, and is effortless and intuitive to use, for both customers and end users.
Integrity of design and execution: Our technology, networks, and data are resilient and dependable. Privacy and security are built in from the start, not an afterthought. We are a values-driven business, and quality is designed into everything we do, from our systems, processes, and software interfaces, to the service we provide to customers.
Grounded in real life: We are realistic about how technology works for people in their lives each day. Our innovation focuses on meeting real human need, using technology to positively impact the everyday experience of people.

Nokia to present during IEEEXtreme competition a real-world challenge.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants (San Jose, Bangalore, Ottawa, Paris and Poland markets):

  • Guarantee for top teams in each location to interview with Nokia






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In-kind sponsors


Kellerman Software

A message from Kellerman Software: Kellerman Software creates powerful .NET libraries such as SFTP, FTP, Encryption, and Email Validation. We wish all participants good luck and to do their best.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants: 

  • 1st place team: Gold Suite license (valued at US$2,000)
  • All participants and volunteers: Free license of CSV Reports

A message from Das Keyboard: Das Keyboard is known for making premium, high-performance mechanical keyboards. We fearlessly push the limits with products that inspire by creating the first blank keyboard, being the first to add a 3.0 USB hub to our keyboards, and recently developing the world's first cloud-connected, open API, RGB mechanical keyboard. Our products are made with premium material, durable construction, and superior experience to bring the typing experience to the next level.

We also have a gaming line. Division Zero is Das Keyboard's newest gaming line for pro gamers. All of the Division Zero gaming equipment is built with premium materials, no-compromise design and exceptional comfort. All hardware products are equipped with metal detailing to increase durability and provide an unmatched gaming experience.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants (US markets):

  • 1st place (one each): Das Keyboard 4 Professional keyboard + Division Zero Mousepad (valued at US$188) 
  • 2nd and 3rd place (one each): Division Zero Mousepad + T-shirt (valued at US$34)
  • 20% off all new mechanical keyboards valid for one week following the competition (22-29 Oct)

A message from O'Reilly Media:

What is O'Reilly Media?
Technology Books, Tech Conferences, IT Courses & News
O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants:

  • One free e-book/video from a selection of 12 titles
Logic NP

A message from LogicNP Software: LogicNP Software specializes in the development of developer-centric software products such as reusable controls, components and libraries for .Net, WPF, ActiveX and MFC/ATL developers. Our mission is to provide innovative, developer-friendly, robust and easy-to-use software that helps developers build the best applications that today's competitive marketplace demands. Our products are used by thousands of large corporations, multi-national companies, consultants, ISVs, and professionals from all over the world working in finance, government, military, education, technology, health, insurance, consulting, and more.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants:

  • Top 3 Teams (one each):
    • Crypto Obfuscator For .Net (valued US$399)
    • CryptoLicensing For .Net (valued US$399)

A message from Syncfusion: Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for software development, delivering a broad range of web, mobile, and desktop controls coupled with a service-oriented approach throughout the entire application lifecycle. Syncfusion has established itself as the trusted partner worldwide for use in mission-critical applications.

Offer to IEEEXtreme participants:

  • 1st place team: Essential Studio Enterprise Edition - Essential Studio Enterprise Edition is an enterprise-class toolkit with more than 650 controls and frameworks for web, desktop, and mobile development. The most comprehensive suite of components available for .NET, JavaScript, and Xamarin, including grids, diagrams, schedules, Gantt controls, maps, gauges, docking, ribbons, and much more (valued at US$1,995) 
  • 2nd place team: Essential Studio for Xamarin - Comprehensive suite of components for Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.Forms including the fastest chart and grid (valued at US$995) 
  • 3rd place team: Essential Studio for ASP.NET MVC - The most comprehensive suite of ASP.NET MVC components for enterprise web development. It includes several complex widgets like DataGrid, Chart, Gantt, Diagram, Spreadsheet, Schedule, Pivot Grid, and much more (valued at US$995)





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  • Sponsorship of IEEEXtreme includes web and print advertising opportunities for branding and awareness before, during, and after the competition.
  • IEEE has more than 1,800 Student Branches established at universities and colleges with 100,000 Student and Graduate Student members worldwide.
  • Sponsorship is a great way to get an edge on recruiting the next generation of top talent in the engineering, computer, and technology fields. 
  • There are several levels of corporate sponsorship packages available for IEEEXtreme. Review the Corporate Sponsorship brochure (PDF, 244 KB).


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