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.
Is anyone participating this year? I'm a Electrical Engineering student myself, and it's my first year participating (first year university creates a student branch). I know quite a bit of programming (self taught, mostly), but this competition really pushes you to the limits. Students from all over the world participate from various backgrounds.
Should make for a fun 24-hours!