On 25 September 2021, the IEEE Sarawak Subsection hosted a training workshop that aimed to aspire participants to join the IEEEXtreme 15.0 competition in October, 2021. This workshop was also conducted to prepare the participants for the 24-hrs IEEEXtreme competition via Microsoft Teams online platform.
The event covered the welcoming remarks followed by IEEEXtreme participants sharing session as well as the programming workshops. The Chair of Educational & Student activities, Dr Tay Fei Siang gave the welcoming remarks and briefed our participants on important rules for the competition.
Previous IEEEXtreme 13.0 participants, Mr Josiah Yang Qi and Mr Kok Zhen Hui were invited to share their experience in handling and managing competition’s tasks. In addition, they also provide a few important tips on how to better score in competition.
The training workshops were facilitated by Ir. Dr. Hudyjaya Siswoyo Jo and Dr. Lee Beng Yong where both facilitators guide the participants to prepare their solutions via C programming and assembly language. A few competition examples were given and explained during the training workshop.
All the participants were invited to join the IEEExtreme 15.0 and they were supported by the IEEE Sarawak subsection. One team from Swinburne Sarawak (Swinburne Coding Party) and two teams from UiTM (Kenyalang Bytes and The Error List) participated IEEExtreme 15.0 2021. Swinburne team won 4th place in Malaysia region.
Commenting on the training workshop, Dr. Tay said this workshop provides beginner tips and guidance to the new participants before the IEEExtreme 15.0. He added that he is proud of the proctor and their team’s efforts despite joining the competition amid a busy schedule. “Participating the IEEEXtreme will help students to learn and solve real-world problems using programming approach which they might not experience in the classroom setting along with their University life. IEEE Sarawak is always here to provide guidance, support, and to encourage our students to take part in IEEE competitions.” Dr. Tay