Penn State Harrisburg Team receives favorable ranking in worldwide programming contest

The Penn State Harrisburg team of students Austin Barket, Isaac Polinsky, and Siddharth Dahiya placed 17th in the United States and 120th in the world, in the IEEEXtreme 7.0 Programming Contest, held on October 26. The contest is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

More than 1,800 teams competed in this 24-hour worldwide contest, including more than 250 teams from the United States.  The contest recognizes some of the world's top up-and-coming computer programmers.

Penn State Harrisburg teams have competed in the IEEEXtreme contest for the previous three years.  This year, Penn State Harrisburg fielded 13 teams, each comprised of three undergraduate or graduate students.

IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE student members, supported by an IEEE student branch and advised and proctored by an IEEE member, compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems.

More information and the official results for the IEEEXtreme contest can be viewed at: