Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference on June 2008 @ Oracle, Noida – Report and Pics

We had the First Regional Conference for the year June 2008 @ Oracle, Noida.

The report would be added very soon meanwhile you can enjoy the pics here – Google Picasa Album

PPTs from the Regional conference are as follows:

Do add your comments about the event and the pics 🙂


First STC Learning Session in Chandigarh – June 28, 2008

STC Learning Session on June 28, 2008 @ Chandigarh

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce the first learning session for technical communicators on June 28, 2008 @ Chandigarh.

To know more about STC India, please visit



10.00 AM to 10:30 AM
Registration and Introduction

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Session 1: “Blogs, RSS and Folksonomies: An Introduction to Web 2.0″ by Saravanan Manoharan from MTree Software

About the session

In this session you can get to know the basics of Web 2.0 and its relevance in Technical Communication.

You can also get some insights on:

*   Blogs – How to create a company blog in five easy steps
*   RSS – How to use RSS in your blogs
*   Folksonomies – How to use Folksonomies effectively

Saravanan Manoharan is a Computer Science graduate, currently working with Mtree Software as a Technical Writer. He has around six years of experience in Technical Communication. Saravanan is also pursuing the PGPBM for Working Managers (WMP) course conducted by IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus. His hobbies include networking, playing drums, learning new languages, playing all sort of sports, and reading varieties of books.

11.30 AM to 11.45 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

11.45 AM to 12.45 PM
Session 2:  Session on “Teaching Technical Writing” by Amit Das from Chitkara University, Chandigarh

About the session

In this session, Amit would be discussing the following:

* Technical Writing: Perception and Challenges
* Technical Writing Process
* Resources available for Technical Writers
* Growth in Technical Writing

He would also be informing the audience about the latest Technical Writing books that are available and at the end he would like to discuss with the audience and get inputs for an ideal Technical Writing Syllabus.

Amit Das works as a Senior Lecturer in Chitkara Engineering College, Chandigarh. He is a Post Graduate in English, ELC and has a certificate in Documentation. He has varied experiences starting from working in an NGO to Documentation Manager. Currently, Amit is teaching Technical Writing and College Writing for George Brown College, Toronto in Chitkara Engineering College, Chandigarh


12.45 PM to 01.00 PM
Q&A and Closure


Seasia Consulting is sponsoring their venue for the First STC Chandigarh Learning session on June 28, 2008.

Seasia is one of the fastest growing IT services companies in the Chandigarh region. Seasia exclusively provides offshore development services to Saber Corporation, Portland, USA ( In their work together, Saber and Seasia have demonstrated their close alignment in their values, work ethics and passion for excellence. Saber’s corporate mission is brief and straightforward — “To be the premier provider of software products and services that enable government to better serve citizens.” Saber’s demand for excellence coupled with Seasia’s capability and resourcefulness have combined to help Saber fulfill its commitments to its customers. Saber’s incredible growth rates also create a high rate of growth for Seasia as well as provides employees of Seasia with both temporary and long term career paths into Saber in the US.

For more details about Seasia, please visit


Seasia Consulting
SCO 40,41,42, Sector-26
Madhya Marg
Chandigarh – 160019
Phone #: +91-172-5056600

How to get to the venue

Please refer the map here –

Maximum Number of Participants:

This session is limited to 30 participants only.

Registration Details:
To confirm your participation, please send your contact details (Name of the Company and Contact Number) to Saravanan Manoharan at and cc to Vinish Garg at

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

Participation Fee

Rs. 150.00 for non-STC members. Free for STC members (Please quote your STC membership ID while sending the mail).

Please note the following:

– All participants (STC members or Non-STC members) must register and get a confirmation mail from Vinish Garg or Saravanan Manoharan on or before June 25, 2008.
– Non-STC members can pay the participation fee at the session

Have a great day.

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

STC India Annual Conference 2008 – Dates

Hi All,

Block your dates!

The 10th STC India Annual Conference in Pune (STC-PAC) is scheduled on 12th and 13th December 2008. It is on Friday and Saturday (as usual) so that participants from other cities can also attend.

We are also planning to have the pre-conference workshops on 11th Dec 2008 (Thursday).

The volunteer teams have already been formed and the action will start soon.

We will publish the call for papers by July 2008 and publish the detailed program by November 2008.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Pune.

Mak Pandit
Program Manager – STC India 2008 Pune Annual Conference

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Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – June 14th, 2008 @ Oracle, Noida

Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – June 14, 2008

Sponsors: Oracle and Bharti Telesoft
09.30 am – 09.45 am – Inauguration
09.45 am – 10.45 am – “Creating user assistance in a Web 2.0 world with Adobe AIR”, by Akshay Madan, Adobe
10.45 am – 11.00 am – Tea/Coffee Break
11.00 am – 01.00 pm – Panel Discussion – “Authoring Tools Versus Writing Skills”
01.00 pm – 01.15 pm – Group Picture
01.15 pm – 02.00 pm – Lunch Break
02.00 pm – 03.00 pm – “Creating a Sustainable Multimedia Demo Creation Process” by Pawan Nayar, Adobe
03.00 pm – 04.00 pm – Debate – “Innovation and Creativity are Practically Impossible in Tech Writing”
04.00 pm – 04.15 pm – Tea/Coffee Break
04.15 pm – 05.15 pm – “Documentation Review Cycle” by Shalini Vaishnav, SafeNet
05.15 pm – 05.45 pm – Technical Writing Quiz
05:45 pm – 06.00 pm – Closure

About the Speakers and Topics

Creating user assistance in a Web 2.0 world with Adobe AIR

If you have visited Adobe Labs lately, you may have read about the RoboHelp Packager for Adobe AIR, which allows you to convert existing WebHelp files generated using Adobe RoboHelp to an Adobe AIR application. Help and knowledge bases delivered as Adobe AIR applications have a consistent look and feel across Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms. It’s a whole new way of providing “help as an application” based on a fast-growing cross-platform technology called Adobe Integrated Runtime (Adobe AIR). Attend this session to know more…

Panel Discussion – “Authoring Tools Versus Writing Skills

  1. Pawan Nayar, Senior Documentation Manager, Adobe Systems
  2. Ashu Saini, Documentation Manager, Bharti Telesoft
  3. Deepshikha Seth, Documentation Manager, Nucleus Software

Moderator: Alok Sharma, SafeNet

“Creating a Sustainable Multimedia Demo Creation Process”

This paper talks about how to define a multimedia demo creation process for your business unit or organization.

You will learn how to:

  • identify the content that makes a good demo candidate, set relationship in a demo suite (small demos, large demos, CBTs, demos that call small demos etc).
  • define a basic storyboard check list that helps you capture the best of what you want to demonstrate or highlight in identified content that you want to demo.
  • set a basic process that you can replicate to create consistent demos across your organization.

Debate – “Innovation and Creativity are Practically Impossible in Tech Writing”

In this session, we would be diving the group into “For” and “Against” for this topic and let the participants debate on the topic. Do come prepared with your inputs, either for or against this topic…

Documentation Review Cycle

Shalini Vaishnav would explain how the documentation review cycle is done in companies, challenges faced, and would also request contribution from the participants…

Oracle is sponsoring the venue for the Delhi (NCR) STC Regional conference.

The Server Technologies Documentation team at Oracle India is a 30+ 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

Venue Address
Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Logix Technopark,
Tower D, Level 4
Plot No. 5,
Sector 127, Noida 201301

Oracle Contact:
Promila Chitkara 9811324317

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. When coming from Noida, Logix TechnoPark will be on your right, on the toll road. So before entering the Greater Noida toll road, you need to take the service lane on your left and take an U-turn to reach Oracle building.

For exact map, refer here –

Contact Details
Saravanan Manoharan (
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter

Registration Details
This conference is limited to 40 participants only.

To register for this event, please send an email (subject as: STC RegCon Registration) to Saravanan Manoharan ( ) by 11th June with your complete details – participant’s name(s), company name (if employed), STC Membership ID (if you are an STC member) and Email ID(s).

Please do not inquire about the conference on this mailing list.

Your participation is confirmed only if you receive a confirmation mail from Saravanan

Participation Fee
* The participation fee is 250 INR for non-STC members.
* For STC members, it is 100 INR.
* For spot registration, it is 500 INR per participant.

Corporate Offer
If there are three or more participants from the same company, the registration fee would be only 150 INR per participant.

Additional Details
– STC suggests the participants to actively seek their organizations for sponsoring the registration fee. It can be added to their training costs.
– All participants (STC members or Non-STC members) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan on or before June 11, 2008.
– Non-STC members have to pay the participation fee by June 11, 2008.
– If you are staying in Gurgaon/Delhi and need help with transportation, please contact us.
– Participants can leave cash in sealed envelopes for the contact person with the security personnel at any of the following venues (please ensure that you include your name and contact info on the envelope):

For Noida

Saravanan Manoharan
Mtree Software Private Limited
4th Floor, Sandesh Building
C 56/31, Sector 62
Noida – 201307
Mobile: 9818220406

For Noida Express Highway

Promila Chitkara
Oracle India Pvt. Ltd.
Logix Technopark,
Tower D, Level 2, 6
Plot No. 5,
Sector 127, Noida 201301

For Delhi

Ashu Saini
Bharti Telesoft Ltd.
F-13, Okhla Phase – I,
New Delhi -110020.
Tel : +91-11-41611666

For Gurgaon

Manisha Khurana
Block A and B, Plot No 25, Sector 18, Electronic City,
GURGAON – 122015
Tel: +91-124-2455050 Ext: 4721

– If you cannot hand over cash in person, please let us know – we can look for other alternatives.

We look forward to seeing you at this regional conference. Please note there are only limited seats. If you need any help/clarifications, do mail/call me.

Have a great day.
Thanks and Regards,
Saravanan Manoharan (
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter