On Sunday, May 28th, 2023, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch successfully organized a webinar titled “Unlocking Your Potentials and Pushing Your Boundaries with IEEEXtreme 17.0”. The webinar was held with the purpose of helping participants better prepare for the upcoming IEEEXtreme 17.0 by providing relevant and productive information. It highlighted the importance of teamwork, creativity, time management, a healthy lifestyle along with having skills for instant challenges and problem solving.
Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, Advisor, IEEE EMBS AIUB SB Chapter, inaugurated the event by discussing briefly about IEEEXtreme and its significance. He further went on to emphasize about the need for problem solving, before handing over the stage to the honorable speaker. Md. Jamil Istiaq, Information Technology Officer, Semiotify; Former chairperson, IEEE Computer Society AIUB SB Chapter, took the floor as the speaker of the session. His session focused on IEEEXtreme, its benefits, the opportunity it provides, and its recognition. He inquired about topics such as how the competition is conducted, methods for hosting, participating, organizing and highlighted the various activities involved in IEEEXtreme. The webinar aimed to inspire IEEE members to participate in IEEEXtreme 17.0 and showcase their abilities on this platform.
The discussion continued to explore the importance of teamwork and creativity along with the need for proper health and rest. Md. Jamil mentioned that problem-solving is a key aspect of the competition and described different types of problem-solving approaches. Furthermore, he provided tips for practicing, managing time, using programming languages and tools, demonstrating problem analysis, implementation, testing, and solution submission. Lastly, he gave an idea for the IEEEXtreme Portal and CS Academy Website and provided a guideline for the activities on the day of IEEEXtreme. Following the completion of the speaker’s session, an engaging Q&A session took place, allowing participants to further delve into the topics discussed. Dr. Shameem Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Motivator, IEEE AIUB Student Branch, concluded the session by expressing gratitude to the honorable speaker and presenting a token of appreciation on behalf of the IEEE AIUB Student Branch. Overall, the webinar served as an educational platform, noting the importance and benefits of IEEEXtreme while signifying the necessity of different types of skills required for the competition. The webinar's objective aligned with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 which aims to ensure access to quality education for all. The webinar started at 7:00 PM and ended at 8:30 PM. A total of 95+ participants attended the webinar.