Chennai STC India Chapter – Regional Conference – Sep 19, 2009 @ IIT Madras

The India chapter of Society for Technical Communication (STC) is organizing a One-day Regional Conference in Chennai on September 19, 2009 (Saturday).

Schedule for the event
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09:00 AM to 09:30 AM – Registrations
09:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Welcome Speech
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM – Documentation Metrics – Tharoor Gopalakrishnan
11.15 AM to 11.30 AM – Break
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM – Being Successful Technical Writer – Manish Mohan
12:45 PM to 02:00 PM – Lunch
02:00 PM to 03:15 PM – Knowledge Management – Speaker to be announced soon.
03.15 PM to 03.30 PM – Break
03:30 PM to 05:00 PM – To be announced soon.

About the Session & Speakers
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Tharoor Gopalakrishnan
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Documentation Metrics: An overview on the parameters that add value in terms of quality of the document, the writer and the overall productivity in terms of completing the task.

Tharoor Gopalakrishnan was in Technical Writing for the last 8 years before he moved to Software Quality – Delivery Assurance. Prior to this he has been with the training industry for more than a decade. The need to share the learning is being channeled through the Regional Conference.

Manish Mohan
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Being Successful Technical Writer – What does it take to succeed as a technical writer? What skills and traits are companies looking for in a technical writer? This session shares some perspectives for succeeding as a technical writer. This session will discuss skills companies look for in a technical writer, how to be successful in managing technical writing projects and career options as a technical writer.

Manish Mohan heads the content development at Element K, Chennai. He has been in the content development industry for more than 17 years and has held management and leadership positions managing large multi-functional teams. Manish started as an instructional designer and has successfully managed many large projects. Manish is actively involved in recruiting and managing instructional designers and technical writers.
Sponsor – WRITELOGIK
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Writelogik is among the few organizations that provides cutting edge professional technical writing services that includes in scope Technical Writing, Training, and Documentation.  Whether Training or Documentation or Technical Writing for clients, Writelogik aims at delivering the best solutions through consistent practices. 

WriteLogik has the professional experience and technical knowhow to meet with the ever growing technical writing needs of various industries. WriteLogik is a technical collaborator with other technical institutions effectively inventing state of the art tools and training methodologies for organizations and institutions.  
 
WriteLogik specializes in Technical Writing projects, documentation and training services. We write, edit and format help guides, manuals as per your needs. We specialize in creation of user guides, training materials, reference manuals, reports, white papers, etc

For more details please visit us at www.writelogik.com
Venue
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The workshop will be held at IIT Madras, Guindy, Chennai.

To reach the venue, use the following link on Google Maps:

http://maps.google.co.in/maps?near=IIT+Madras&q=iit+madras+address&f=p&btnG=Search+Maps

We would send an updated email with exact auditorium details later.

Directions to reach the venue
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IIT Madras is located next to the Cancer Institute Adyar.

Participation Fee
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Free for STC members
Rs.150/- for non-STC members

How to register for the event
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Please visit the following hyperlink to register for the event:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dExXNmJVWVN2ZktZaEVBRmdrLVQ1Q0E6MA..

You can pay the registration fees directly at the venue.

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Registrations close on September 15, 2009
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If you have any queries, please write to me at sara.techwrit@gmail.com. Please do not discuss this event on the mailing list.

Thanks and Regards
Saravanan Manoharan
Chennai City Representative
STC India Chapter
9500040406

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Second Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – October 18th, 2008 @ Adobe, Noida

We have immense pleasure in announcing this event. This is the Second Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference for the year 2008. Please visit http://www.stc-india.org for more details on STC India Chapter.
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Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – October 18, 2008

Sponsor: Adobe
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Agenda
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10:00 am – 10:15 am – Intro, Registrations, etc
10:15 am – 10:30 am – Inauguration
10.30 am – 11.30 am – “FrameMaker Support for DITA”, by Mahesh Kumar Gupta, Adobe
11.30 am – 11.45 am – Tea/Coffee Break
11.45 am – 12.45 pm – “Developing and Promoting Technical Writing Profession”, by Himani Nargotra, GlobalLogic
12.45 pm – 01.00 pm – Group Picture
01.00 pm – 01.45 pm – Lunch Break
01.45 pm – 02.45 pm – “Optimizing Frame Documentation For Online Help Delivery” by Pawan Nayar, Adobe
02.45 pm – 03:00 pm – Tea/Coffee Break
03.00 pm – 04.00 pm – Interactive session between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team
04.00 pm – 04.15 pm – Closure

About the Speakers & Session
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FrameMaker Support for DITA

Mahesh is the Product Manager for Adobe FrameMaker. He has managed multiple products and made a key contribution to the first ever Technical Communication Suite. Prior to his MBA, he worked with IBM.

FrameMaker 8 provides robust support for authoring and publishing documents that conform to DITA. The session covers

  • Evolution of FrameMaker
  • Using DITA – rich set of DITA features including topic authoring, map authoring, content fragment reuse (conref) and book building from DITA maps.
  • Integration with DITA OTK.

Developing and Promoting Technical Writing Profession

Himani has been into this field of Technical Writing since last 7 years and currently working with GlobalLogic. She started her professional career as a developer in Socket Programming using C over
Unix. In those days, Technical Writing was not a much defined career option. Most of the writing jobs were outsourced to students and freelance writers who would spend specified period of time to
understand the product and come up with some technical manuals that were never much used. This was the time when she was working with USHACOMM in Calcutta. Later she drifted into the field of
communication because she loved the field and also because of the limited availability of options in socket programming.

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As a Technical Writer, there are many skills you will need to acquire to be successful in your chosen profession. Some of these you will learn from your mentor, some of these you will learn in your course of experience and your professional attitude. Having a professional attitude includes being aware of what you as a Technical Writer are responsible for. It also includes the awareness of the ethical
implications of one’s area of work.

Technical writing is a specialized field that requires personal discipline, skill in writing clearly and concisely, understanding of technical products and processes, organization skill, and knowledge of
numerous software tools.

In this session you will get to know a lot about how to develop and promote your Technical Writing profession.

Optimizing Frame Documentation For Online Help Delivery

Pawan is the Senior Documentation Manager at Adobe. Prior to Adobe, he worked as the Documentation Manager at Cadence.

The presentation will cover best practices for preparing Frame documentation for optimized Online Help delivery, where

  • all aspects of navigation – TOC, index, mini-TOC, Forward/Next buttons – are optimized
  • Search returns topicized or article information rather than running chapters
  • Look and feel is optimized for web delivery
  • Context sensitive help merges well with natural article flow
  • Cross-references are optimized
  • Misc tips

Interactive session between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team
(Developers and Testers)

This is the first ever interactive session happening between Technical Writers and FrameMaker Core Team (Developers and Testers). This interactive session would help you to put across your
suggestions/issues/comments on FrameMaker, which in turn will help the Adobe FrameMaker team to come out with a better upgraded version.

Do not miss this opportunity!

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

Address
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ADOBE Systems India Private Limited
Adobe Towers
I-1A, City Centre, Sector : 25A
NOIDA-201301

Tel +91.120.2444711
Fax +91.120.2537681

How to get to the venue
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Please refer the map – http://www.adobeindia.com/contact/images/noida_map.gif

Contact Details
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Saravanan Manoharan (sara.techwrit@gmail.com)
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406

Registration Details
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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 (sara.techwrit@gmail.com ) by 16th October 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
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* The participation fee is 300 INR for non-STC members.
* For STC members, it is 150 INR.
* For spot registration, it is 500 INR per participant.

Corporate Offer
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If there are three or more participants from the same company, the registration fee would be only 200 INR per participant.

Additional Details
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– 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 October 16, 2008.
– STC and Non-STC members have to pay the participation fee by October 16, 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
Mobile: 9811324317

For Delhi

Ashu Saini
Bharti Telesoft Ltd.
F-13, Okhla Phase – I,
New Delhi -110020.
Tel : +91-11-41611666
– 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 (sara.techwrit@gmail.com)
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406
https://rubricate.wordpress.com

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 🙂

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

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

Sponsors: Oracle and Bharti Telesoft
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Agenda
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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
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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…

Venue
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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
http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/index.html

Venue Address
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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:
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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 – http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=28.535398&lon=77.345263&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2

Contact Details
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Saravanan Manoharan ( sara.techwrit@gmail.com)
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406

Registration Details
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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 ( sara.techwrit@gmail.com ) 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
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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
Mobile:9811324317

For Delhi

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

For Gurgaon

Manisha Khurana
ALCATEL DEVELOPMENT INDIA
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 ( sara.techwrit@gmail.com)
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406
https://rubricate.wordpress.com