Saturday 22 October 2016
A number of Software students from ASU’s Faculty of Information Technology headed to Yarmouk University in Irbid to take part in the top global programming contest Jordan IEEEXtreme. Held by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), the competition had been launched in 2006 with 44 teams. In 2016, there were 2,000 teams from all over the world.
FIT sent a team of 3 students: Hamza Al-Natsha, Abdul-Rahman Abdul-Wahed and Abdullah Al-Faqeer. They worked for 24 consecutive hours to answer 24 questions using programming languages C++/Paython/Java. They had to determine the question’s degree of difficulty, deduce the solution and design the test style. That should pave the way to build special software for completing the answer in the assigned time, which constituted a strong challenge to the problem-solving mental capabilities.
The FIT’s Scientific Contest Committee Rapporteur Dr. Yousef Al-Qasrawi said that today’s edition was the biggest in terms of the number of teams from different world universities.
The participants are tomorrow’s leaders in IT and problem-solving systematic methods, he remarked.
FIT Dean Dr. Mohammad Hijjawi stressed the students’ scientific awareness and high confidence in their competitive proficiency in the field of software. The event is part of the FIT’s strategic plan to support students in joining challenges of international software contests and entering global markets with unique expertise. The ASU students actually occupied the 464th place out of 2,000.
FIT is keen on providing students with all the factors necessary to excel and employ their creative scientific capabilities in software.
The FIT’s software team had also obtained excellent results in the national JCPC contest held in early October 2016.