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OAU IEEE Team competes at the 2018 IEEEXtreme global challenge (Updated)

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IEEEXtreme is a yearly global challenge organized by IEEE in which teams of students compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

The student branch of IEEE in OAU (IEEEOAU SB) has been participating in XTREME for about 6 years now, out of which OAU has produced the winning team in Nigeria, 5 times.

This year was no different. On October 20th, 2018, IEEE OAUSB presented 7 teams for the 12th edition of Xtreme. All 7 teams presented, were placed among the first 10 teams in Nigeria, with Team Kratos OAU and Team Aries OAU emerging the 1st and 2nd positions respectively beating 23 other teams to the premier spots. The teams had undergone months of training on different concepts in Computer Science and Mathematics ranging from Data Structures and Algorithms to Combinatorics.

Although we could not meet our global target of having a team from OAU finish in the top 100 positions in the world, we were able to maintain our premier spot in Nigeria and further extend our dominance.

IEEE OAU SB has plans to intensify training sessions and preparation for future editions and would not relent until our teams break into the top 100 spots in the world and put OAU on the global map.


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