November 2015, Cairo – ITWORX, the global software professional services organization, extended mentorship and advice throughout the IEEEXtreme 9.0 programming competition that took place worldwide on October 24th. As a solid endorser of the software industry in Egypt, ITWORX has hosted 30 Egyptian participating students at its headquarters and assigned a group of its own professionals to provide tutorship and guidance.
With over 5,000 participating students, IEEEXtreme is one of the largest global virtual challenges in the world bringing together thousands of students from around the globe into an exceptional 24-hour event where contestants compete to solve a set of programming problems. IEEEXtreme is open to all undergraduate and graduate college students who are interested in becoming student members in IEEE, the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
“Having a clear and promising vision for IEEE Egypt, we were looking for a well reputable software house to help competitors to perform at their best,” commented IEEE Egypt President Dr. Ahmed Darwish. “Given its extensive expertise, ITWORX offers us the opportunity to meet this vision and streamline those efforts to boost the contestants’ performance and the overall quality of submissions.”
ITWORX gathered participants from a number of Egyptian universities including, Benha University, British University in Egypt, Helwan University, Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology, South Valley University – Qena, Tanta University, and Zagazig University. The challenge supported by ITWORX mentors showed successful outcomes as three of the Egyptian students have made it to the list of best 100 worldwide by the end of the competition.
Commenting on the initiative, Hafez Hamdy, ITWORX’s CEO, said: “We’re very pleased to have hosted such a group of young Egyptian talents competing in this highly regarded global competition, and we’re proud of the exceptional results a number of our students have achieved”. He added: “Spreading a culture of IT excellence remains a core goal of ITWORX as we strive to help talents, enterprises and governments raise their performance bar through best in-class technology solutions. We hope we’ve contributed to the success of our young generation and have created a memorable experience for our Egyptian students.”
In line with its commitment towards the development of young students, ITWORX has recently launched an engaging internship program where interns were able to learn and work as full time employees. The internship program was part of ‘ITWORX Productive Summer 2015’ with a focus on developing productive interns who used their theoretical background in creating an effective input to the company.