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IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0 Information Session – October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Dear University Undergraduate & Graduate Student Programmers,

Want to put your programming skills to the test? How about for 24 straight hours!? Then sign up to compete in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0!

Students from the University of Manitoba IEEE Student Branch, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, ENGAP, or any other University Department, are encouraged to participate in this international programming competition. Our location for the competition will be in E2-609 EITC, at the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus. The event runs Friday October 18th at 7pm until Saturday October 19th at 7pm.

In order to compete in the event you must be registered as either a student member or a graduate student member of the IEEE. You compete in teams of up to 3 people, and each team requires a proctor (IEEE Member Supervisor). The registration deadline is October 7th and registration can be done here:

Starting to sound complicated? Do you already have questions like:

  • How do I become an IEEE student member?
  • How do I register for the competition?
  • How do I find a proctor?
  • What languages are supported?
  • I don’t have a ton of programming experience, will this be fun anyway?
  • Really, 24 hours? Do I need to stay the whole time, and more importantly, do I get fed?
  • I’m interested but don’t have a team and I want one. Help?
  • I heard that this year there are prizes for our local teams? Is this true?

Then please join us at our:

IEEEXtreme Programming Competition 13.0 Information Session:

5:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday October 1st, in E2-330 EITC, University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

The information session will consist of a short presentation of what to expect, including some tips, and how to participate in the IEEEXtreme Programming Competition. The presentation will be delivered by students that have participated in past competitions. There should be ample time for questions, looking for potential teammates and/or assisting with getting teams registered and finding proctors.

If you are unable to attend this information session due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Jolene at umkoza (at) myumanitoba (dot) ca and we will email you the presentation shortly after the info session. Alternatively if there are any general questions please feel free to contact Jolene directly.

RRC Arduino Workshop

Sunday, March 16th, 2014


On March 22, 2014, the Red River College IEEE Student Branch will be hosting an Arduino workshop.
for beginners and intermediate users. The workshop will cover the basics of using LEDs, LCD screens,
motors, and sensors. Ultimately, the participants will use their skills to control a cookie extruding
conveyor machine, bake some cookies, and enjoy some tasty treats.


Dario Schor, Software Engineer at Magellan Aerospace Winnipeg
Troy Denton, Leads Systems Administrator / Developer, Younes Sleep Technologies Limited.

Time & Place:

Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 12:00noon to 5:00pm

Room A402 Red River College
160 Princess Street (Exchange District Campus)


Seats are limited. Register online at

Cost is $5 for IEEE members and $10 for non-members + parts as listed on the website.

Pizza, pop, and cookies provided


For more details, email


UMIEEE – Android Workshop

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


Friday, December 20, 2013 from 10am-4pm


E3-516 EITC
University of Manitoba


Mr. Paul White


In this workshop participants will learn how to develop applications for Android – the world’s leading mobile platform.


$5 for IEEE members per workshop $10 for non-members per workshop. Bring your own Android if you have one.

To register, complete and submit the registration form.


For more information contact Kiral Poon or Ray Blostein.

Welcome to IEEE GOLD!

Thursday, April 25th, 2013


To welcome recent graduates into the IEEE GOLD Winnipeg community, we invite you to participate in a multi-facet event on May 9th that combines the best of what GOLD has to offer!

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Room E1-270, University of Manitoba
Transportation to Triple B’s not provided
Cost: FREE!
This event qualifies as APEGM Professional Development Hours

Both IEEE and non-IEEE members are encouraged to attend. Please register, so we can prepare a flash drive with the workshop materials. You can register by clicking here.

Event Schedule:

Part 1: Technical Seminar from the 2013 IEEE GOLD Capstone Award Recipients

Kasun Samarasekera, Udeesha Annakkage, and Malsha Annakkage will present their work on “Developing a Controller for an Electric Motorcycle Driven by a Permanent Magnet Brushed DC Motor”.

Part 2: Technical Workshop: “Quick & Dirty Way to Boot from a Linux Drive”

In under 60 minutes participants will be guided through the process of booting into Linux from a USB stick by current GOLD members, and will learn how to trouble-shoot some day-to-day problems.

Part 3: Networking + Snacks

Enjoy some delicious snacks while networking with current GOLD members. Learn how you can earn your APEGM Volunteer and Professional Development hours with IEEE GOLD.

Part 4: After Party at Triple B’s

Join IEEE GOLD for a relaxing evening of pool and beverages at Triple B’s.

IEEE GOLD Winnipeg focuses on professional development, technical expertise, and networking for recent graduates. This vibrant group organizes many events to help in the transition to industry.

For more information contact Kathryn Marcynuk, IEEE GOLD Winnipeg Chair, IEEE WiE Winnipeg Chair at

UofM Capstone Project Awards 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

On April 8, 2013, the IEEE Winnipeg Section handed out the awards to the best Capstone Design Projects from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Manitoba.

2013 IEEE Winnipeg Section Undergraduate Thesis Award:

  • 1st Place Award
    • Students: Rory Jacob, Marc Friesen, Tyler Mailey, and Paul Grestoni
    • Project: “Real-Time Traffic Monitoring Utilizing Bluetooth Device Discovery”
    • Advisor: Dr. Bob McLeod

  • 2nd Place Award
    • Students: Kasun Samarasekera, Udeesha Annakkage, Malsha Annakkage
    • Project: “Developing a Controller for an Electric Motorcycle Driven by a Permanent Magnet Brushed DC Motor”
    • Advisor: Dr. Shaahin Filizadeh

  • 3rd Place Award
    • Students: Shan Dickson and Matthew McQuaker
    • Project: “ALFRED: Autonomous Logic Fulfillment for the Replenishment of Ethanol-based Drinks”
    • Advisor: Dr. Derek Oliver