On the 22nd of august it was time for the yearly IEEE Xtreme. At 2:00 in the night the contestants slowly poured in. Creative working spaces were build on floor 7 by the teams with speakers, desktops and extra screens. With hope and motivation the teams started tackling the first programming questions, which were all hard this year.

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Every 2 years something magical happens in IEEE region 8. This magical event is the student branch congress, also known as the SBC. This time we went to Regensburg, a small city in Bavaria, Germany. The early morning flight did not make everyone happy, but after arriving at the hotel and resting for a little bit plus a good lunch with a beer, as is a German custom, the congress could really start.

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Some say that doing something two times is tradition. Well on Monday the 21st of March we organized a lock picking workshop for the second time and we hope we can make this a recurring event for the coming years. The workshop was given by Walter Bergers from Madison Ghurka, who is a world champion i...

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There are some activities that you have to do each year. One tradition of our student branch is to give 2 LaTeX trainings, a beginner and an advanced. We started by giving the beginner course and since we made extra promotion under the students who are doing their bachelor end project we had more th...

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Having organized the new years diner previous year, it was again a challenge this year to arrange a date and a restaurant to feed 27 people at once. This year we started again with the traditional drink in het Walhalla beforehand. We had an informal drink there with some old board members, present b...

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