Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – June 20, 2007 – Presentations

Much awaited Regional Conference presentations…

Next Regional Conference in planned for December, 2007…

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on July 28, 2007 @ Oracle, Noida

Hi All,

Here are the details of the next STC Learning Session.

Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on July 28, 2007.

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a
learning session for technical communicators on July 28, 2007.


09.45 AM to 10:00 AM

10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Session 1: “Introduction to DITA” by Selvakumar from Cadence, Noida

Selvakumar T.S works as a Technical Publications Consultant with Cadence Design Systems, NOIDA. He has around 14 years experience in Technical Writing.

11.15 AM to 11.30 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

11.30 AM to 12.45 PM
Session 2: “DITA Demo”- A demo of authoring in DITA using Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 / FrameMaker DITA Application Pack and delivering content using the DITA Open Toolkit by Selvakumar from Cadence, Noida

12.45 PM to 01.00 PM
Q&A, Discussion and Closure

01.00 PM to 01.30 PM

Oracle, Noida is sponsoring the venue for the July 28, 2007 session.

The Server Technologies Documentation team at Oracle India is a 40-member team, and it’s growing! The team manages a documentation set that contains 100 documents and includes Developer’s Guides, User’s Guides, and Online Help. To work on these documents, the team uses the latest authoring tools, such as Adobe FrameMaker (Structured), Macromedia Dreamweaver, Qarbon ViewletBuilder, and Robocop. Projects that the team works on offer writers the opportunity to learn about the latest Oracle products and interact with Oracle development teams around the world. The team works from Oracle offices in Bangalore and Noida.

Visit the Documentation section of the Oracle Web site at


Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Logix Technopark,
Tower D, Level 2, 6
Plot No. 5,
Sector 127, Noida 201301
Contact Nos:
Promila Chitkara 9811324317
Reema Khosla 98108165616

How to get to the venue:

Located 3 Kms. from the Toll Road crossing, situated next to the Lotus Valley School and 2 minutes drive from Amity University.

Maximum Number of Participants:
This session is limited to 30 participants only.

Registration Details:
To confirm your participation, please send a mail to Saravanan Manoharan at and cc to Promila Chitkara at

Please do not inquire about the session on this mailing list. Your participation is confirmed only if you receive a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan.

Participation Fee:
Rs. 100.00 for non-STC members. Free for STC members (Please quote your STC membership ID while sending the confirmation mail).

Please note the following:
– All participants (STC members or Non-STC members) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan on or before July 25, 2007.
– Non-STC members can pay the participation fee at the session
– If you are staying in Delhi/Gurgaon and you need help with transportation, please let me know.

Have a great day.

Thanks and Regards,
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter

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Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – June 30, 2007 @ Radisson, Noida

Thanks to Shyamsree Dasgupta from CSC for this writeup…


The first Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference for the year 2007 which took place on June 30, 2007 at Radisson Hotel, Noida was a great success! We had about 50 participants from all over Delhi and NCR. STC Delhi (NCR) volunteers, our sponsors, and all speakers helped in making this event a true achievement. The conference was sponsored by Sage India,, and Adobe India.

The main topic of this conference was FrameMaker, its usage and its various aspects, analysis with MS-Word, and some great tips. The conference included morning and afternoon presentations on technical writing, several sessions on FrameMaker and its features, a networking lunch followed by an award ceremony for the speakers and the volunteers.

The day began at 8:45 am with the smooth registration process, wherein participants were given the Demo CDs of RoboHelp 6 and FrameMaker 7.2. This was the time when participants got the chance to meet their old friends and colleagues and engaged in informal networking before things got under way.

After a short welcome from Saravanan, the STC Delhi Chapter Representative, our morning speaker got underway with a look at FrameMaker 7.2. Aseem Dokania, FrameMaker – Product Manager, Adobe India, emphasized the importance of structured authoring and also gave an insight of DITA, which he said is a rule book based on the best practices of documentation.

If technical writing is an art, template designing is a specialization blended with creativity!

Template designing is a unique aspect of technical writing that gives a face to your work. Asit Pant, Technical Publication Consultant with Cadence Design Systems, presented the technicalities of template designing followed by an overview of XML and structured FrameMaker. His presentation helped understand the importance of continually developing our skills to stay abreast of ongoing trends and new techniques and not allowing ourselves to fall behind.


The hour long informative session drew the participants to the sumptuous lunch served by Radisson. This was preceded by the group photo taken by Himanshu Marathe from CSC.

Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference - June 30, 2007 @ Radisson, Noida

Our afternoon session began with a presentation on Zen and the Art of Technical Writing by Narssimhan. With a career in training, technical writing, hardware maintenance, software selling/programming, Narssimhan provided a valuable insight to technical writing as an art, craft, and practice of logical translation into grammatical. He narrated several short stories to connect life with technical writing. He spoke about Zen which is not a sect but an experience as is technical writing.

Madhumita from SafeNet shared her experience and learning of creating Indexes in FrameMaker. She presented the methods of creating various indexes that ease our searches in huge manuals. Her session was followed by a very useful discussion by Vidisha from SafeNet, on 10 Great Tips on Using FrameMaker.

The power-packed learning sessions was geared up with a coffee break followed by Shalini Vaishnav’s (from SafeNet) presentation on Framemaker and MS-Word an Analysis. We all started our career with MS-Word to document manuals. This session provided an interesting way of looking at the usefulness of FrameMaker over MS-Word.

Cheri Mullins from GENBAND, Past President of the STC Austin (Texas USA) community, took the participants to the plane of understanding the When, Which, and Why of FrameMaker in the next session. She addressed the advantages of FrameMaker over MS-Word, some useful keyboard shortcuts and the prime benefits of FrameMaker.

We closed the event with the award ceremony for the speakers and the volunteers.




For more pics refer my Picasa Album


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