The competition is held in the city's IT Park on August 24th – 25th.
Over 150 participants arrived to Kazan from all over Russia and several European countries. Kazan University is one of the organizers and a host of one of the events of the championship.
Both personal and team contests are held. Men over 60 years of age and women over 55 are allowed. Each team has one male and one female member.
Valery Ryazansky, Chairman of the Russian Union of Retirees, told us that 20 percent of the competitors are from the countryside. He said that more than 104 thousand senior citizens completed 36-hour courses of basic IT literacy in 2014 all over Russia. In Tatarstan more than 70 percent of all retirees attended the courses.
More than 40 percent of competitors are still in the active workforce. More than half of them attended IT literacy courses and have 5+ years of experience with everyday PC user tasks.
Zoya Gauss, member of team Tatarstan, says, 'We have already made our homework – a presentation about IT and their significance in our lives. The contest tasks will include web search, text processor knowledge, MS Power Point, E-government portal knowledge. The E-gov portal of Tatarstan is very good! Really saves much time for you'.
All tasks will be evaluated on a 10-point scale. In the event of a draw the prize will go to the older participant. The closing ceremony will take place today in the Universiade Village.