IEEE Monash Student Branch and University of Melbourne Student Branch in Victoria jointly organized IEEE Xtreme 15.0, a 24-hour Global Programming Competition via Discord server on 23rd October 2021 from 11 AM AEDT. The respective Student Branch chairs, Mengqing Xuan and Sina Mansour as well as Noor Shaik, Student Activities Coordinator in IEEE Victorian Section, have actively led their student volunteers and organized the competition. Samin Haque and Chia-Wei Cheng are the Xtreme Ambassadors this year. Yan Wong, Fatemeh Jalali, Emanuele Viterbo, James Saunderson, and Tauseef Gulrez proctored the event this year. 

A total of 14 teams from both universities (8 from Monash, and 6 from UniMelb) participated this year which is twice the number of teams from last year. There have been various IEEE outreach events, tutorials, and competitive programming sessions organised prior to the event to attract student participants. 

Hansen Kurli (#TheSingle team) from UniMelb ranked second in the Australian teams, and first at the Victorian Section level. Maoran Li, Xinyi Li, and Yihong Zhu (#MSB5 team) from Monash University topped the Monash SB teams. Both the winning teams will receive a local cash prize from the Victorian Section. 

The proctors were happy to be involved in this event and extended their support for future events. We are hoping to have more teams next year from various universities in Victoria. 

Team #PiPhiEpsilon (UniMelb)

Team #MSB5 (Monash)