As an organization, the UCF Programming Team also promotes participation by UCF students in IEEEXtreme and the Windward Code War programming contests each year, helping to provide rooms, proctors, computers, and food as needed.
Details for IEEEXtreme
The IEEEXtreme programming contest is a 24-hour contest organized internationally by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE Student Branch at UCF provides local sponsorship, and the UCF Programming Team tries to help promote the contest.
This contest is typically held in the fall term (late October), and is open to all UCF students, graduate and undergraduate, who have joined IEEE as student members. Interested students should contact the officers of the IEEE Student Branch.
In the fall of 2013, UCF students, in 7 teams of 3, competed in this marathon contest. In 2014 and 2015, there were at least 3-4 teams of UCF students.
Details for Windward Code War
The Windward Code War is a game programming contest where each team writes an AI player (a computer player) for a game, and then those players are matched against each other. The UCF Programming Team provides local sponsorship.
This contest typically held in the early spring (late January or early February), and is open to all full-time UCF students, graduate and undergraduate. Interested students should contact the UCF Programming Team coaches.
In the spring of 2013, 9 UCF students formed 2 teams from UCF to participate in this contest, including one team comprising UCF Programming Team members. Both teams made it to the semi-finals, and the team "UCF Knights" went to the final round and placed 8th overall.
In the spring of 2014, 22 UCF students formed 5 teams to participate. These included 7 members of the UCF Programming Team and 3 members of our Developmental Team, along with many of the regular guests who train with the team. The team "UCF Batlantis" made it to the semi-finals, but was then eliminated before the final round, by just a few points.
The event was canceled in 2015, but in the spring of 2016, 6 UCF students registered 2 teams. Five UCF Programming Team members worked together to create "UCF Squire", an AI which placed 4th in the final round.
UCF Programming Team members are specifically encouraged to compete in various other online contests for individual participants. These include some prestigious annual contests:
While these online contests are open to everyone (subject to eligibility criteria), regular training with the UCF Programming Team will help you do your best! Contact us to to get information about our training schedule.