From Saturday (02:00 am) until Sunday (02:00 am) the IEEExtreme Programming Competition was held in Norway for the first time. Four Norwegian teams joined the 24 hour global programming event from Gløshaugen.
This year was the 8th iteration of the event, and almost 2000 teams participated. The best Norwegian team was ranked among the top 200 teams. An Icelandic team won, followed by a team from the USA on 2nd, and a Sri Lankan team on 3rd place.
When I visited the competitors at Gløshaugen, they had already endured 22 hours of competition, caffeine, programming and fun. Two of the teams had finished just hours before I arrived.
The organizing team was lead by Traian Preda and Håvard Hartviksen from the Department of Electrical Power Engineering. They are the Chair and the Vice-Chair of the IEEE NTNU Student branch. Anne Elster from our department was the Lead Proctor for the local event.
The event was supported by IEEE Norway section lead by Chair Yuming Jiang and Students Activities Coordinator Hasala Dharmawardena from NTNU. ARM and Q-Free sponsored the local event. A detailed report follows at http://ieee.no