IEEEXtreme Programming Competition – 2017

The University of Auckland IEEE Student branch is proud to present the highly anticipated IEEEXtreme 24 hour programming competition – IEEEXtreme 11.0!

This is a global online programming competition which invites students from all over the world to compete against each other for bragging rights and the ability to travel to any IEEE conference located anywhere in the world! So get up to two keen (and preferably amazing coders) friends together to form a team and enter the competition.


Date/Time: 14th October, 12am – 11:59pm

Location: To be confirmed

Entry: Teams of up to three students or graduates (max. two grads). Free entry for IEEE member, $27 for non-IEEE members. Sign-ups include an IEEE membership.


Sign up information can be found on the Facebook Event.

Look out for the next post detailing the link to the registration form – registrations open on the 7th of August! In the meanwhile, gather your friends, brush up on some programming and practice staying awake for 24 hours!

More information can be found on the IEEE website: or flick us an email at this address ( and we’ll be able to sort you out!

2017 Practice Interviews

The University of Auckland IEEE Student branch’s biggest event is right around the corner – the annual IEEE Practice Interviews!

This is the perfect event to practice your interview skills with real industry professionals from 10 of Auckland’s top companies. With a catered networking session following the interviews, it’s also a great opportunity to network and score a feed!

Register now at

You must also submit your CV in PDF format to along with your name (matching the form above) to be eligible for interviews. Note that your CV will be sent directly to the interviewers.


Date/Time: 20th July, 1:40 pm – 5:20 pm (interview times only, does not include networking session)

Location: OGGB, UoA City Campus

Deadline for registration: 17th July (you may not withdraw your registration after this date)

Entry: Both members and non-members welcome, however members will have higher priority when choosing the companies to be interviewed.

If you are a non-member you can still join us at:


Companies that will be interviewing:

  • ABB
  • Cubic Defence NZ
  • Beca
  • Honeywell
  • Powershield
  • The Resource Guys
  • Flex Ware Limited
  • Vodafone
  • Tru-test
  • Xero


Should you wish to withdraw your registration, please let us know ASAP at

Please direct any enquiries to

Robot Soccer Championship 2015

The 2015 NZ Robot Soccer Championship is here! Too busy studying/partying to play actual soccer? Program a team of bots to do it for you and win cash prizes! Contact A/Prof. Bruce MacDonald ( or Dr Ho Seok Ahn ( to participate.

IEEEXtreme Ambassador NZ North 2015

Aaron Yeoh is the 2015 IEEEXtreme 24-hour Programming Competition Ambassador for the IEEE New Zealand North Section. He and the passionate Student Branch volunteers will be running the event at the University of Auckland this October.

He also is available to assist if you need any support, guidance or any additional details on participating in Xtreme in New Zealand.

Other IEEE Student Branches in New Zealand are also very welcome to contact him if you are interested in running/are running a local IEEEXtreme event or would like to talk about topics related to IEEEXtreme.

Aaron Yeoh

Aaron Yeoh


Contact Aaron at or send us a message through our Branch’s Facebook page.


More info on IEEEXtreme:


2015 Events


We have a whole host of exciting events lined up for the coming year. Membership with IEEE gives you many benefits, including entry to the University of Auckland IEEE student branch events. 


Semester 1

Memberships drive

Week 3

Visit to Huntly Power Station

4th May

A chat with Graduates

11 May

Job Skills Seminar

10 July

Practice Interviews

17 July (Inter-semester break)

Semester 2



Visit to Auckland Sky Tower

Week 3

Soccer Tournament

Week 4

ECE Pub Quiz Night

Week 6

Part IV Exhibition tours

Week 7

IEEEXtreme 24 hour programming competition


ECE Quiz Night

The IEEE Student Branch is organising an ECE Quiz night at Shadows on Wednesday 24th September! The event will be MC’ed by none other than the hilarious Mark Andrews. There’s going to be pizza, beer, snacks and non-alcoholics for all to enjoy included (plus access to purchase food/drink from Shadows as well). There will be spot prizes, and bar tabs for first, second and third!

Questions range from ECE related topics (of course!) to a good range of other general knowledge questions such as outer space, geography and a Sponsored by Mark Andrews round. All in all it’s stacking up to be a great night, and you’re all invited to get in on the action!

So how do you get involved?:

– When: Wednesday 24th September at 7pm
– Teams need to pre-register on the Google form by 23 September at this link:

– Teams need to be between 3 to 6 people and you need to have a team name.
– Entrance costs $10 for IEEE members and $15 for non-IEEE members (this is per person). This covers free home-brewed beer, pizza, snacks and non-alcoholics. But you are free to purchase from Shadows as well. Bring cash on the night.
– Where: Shadows Private Function room (Go into the bar turn right and continue on past the toilets)

Registrations close on Tuesday 23rd September so make sure you get in quick! Spaces are limited due to the venue size. Any changes to teams or questions can be made by contacting IEEE Student Branch email up to 24 hours before the quiz.

Hope to see you there!

Membership Drive + FREE BBQ!

We’ll be around from Tuesday 29 July to Thursday 31 July for the Semester Two membership drive. If you are not a current member of the largest technical professional association in the world, come visit us and find out more about our membership benefits and events!

Stall Times:
Tuesday 29 July 11am-1pm Engineering Foyer, level 4
Thursday 31 July 11am-1pm ECE e-space (science building)

And yes, there is a FREE BBQ on Wednesday for all our current members! It will be held at 11:30am-1pm on Wednesday 31 July at the engineering cafe courtyard. Join the Facebook event below:

Practice Interview 2014

On the 18th of July 2014, the University of Auckland’s IEEE Student Branch hosted the annual IEEE Practice Interviews. The Practice Interviews are a great opportunity for IEEE Student Branch members to receive industry advice in regards to their interview performance and CV while making some great professional connections.

Set in the stylish business building of the university, this year’s event saw over 20 interviewers and more than 40 students attend. The interviewers came from a variety of engineering companies, specialising in fields from telecommunications to electronics to consultation.

Each student was given the opportunity to meet with a selection of companies of their choosing, and had a 15 minute mock interview followed by a 5 minute feedback session, where the students had a chance to receive some great advice in regards to their interview performance and CV. At the conclusion of the interviews, both interviewers and students were invited to a networking event where the students were encouraged to talk to the companies and further their networking skills.

This event, once again, proved a great success. The students walked away with constructive feedback, and the companies with a feel for the ‘talent pool’. Some students even scored real interviews with their companies!


Job Skills Seminar

Hi everyone! We’re hosting a job skills seminar on Friday 11 July at 11-1pm. Tania McGovern from the Human Resources dept will be speaking, and she will be bringing a recent grad with her to give us some insight. Evelien Van Vliet from Career Development Services will also be there. The seminar will cover CV writing, interview skills, and how to find a job. Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to all, free of cost!

You can RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you there!