The University of Auckland IEEE Student Branch would like to invite you on a field trip to the Stebbing Recording Centre Ltd – a CD and DVD manufacturing plant in Ponsonby.
Stebbing Recording Centre started out as a recording studio in the mid-1940’s and since then has moved into cassette, VHS, CD and DVD replication. Their replication facilities in Ponsonby transform raw polycarbonate into the fully packaged CDs and DVDs that are available at retail outfits all over New Zealand. This field trip is an excellent opportunity to see a high-tech industrial automation facility that incorporates all areas of electrical and computer engineering.
From the 23rd to 24th of October, 17 teams battled it out against other teams for the worldwide 24-hour IEEE Xtreme 5.0 Programming Competition.
The official results have just came in, and we would like to congratulate our top team Bitware, who comprise of Ronald Chan, Lu Wang, and Ralph Versteegen, for ranking 15th among the top programmers in the world!
This year, we have had to compete against over 1500 teams, a substantial increase of competition from last year’s 900 teams, despite this, overall our Branch’s teams have done extremely well with six teams with top 100 rankings – one more than last year. All the teams from The University of Auckland are:
For the full list of rankings and country or region based results, here.