Delhi(NCR) STC Learning Session on July 19, 2008 @ Fiserv, Noida

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on July 19, 2008.

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a learning session for technical communicators on July 19, 2008.

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Agenda
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10.00 AM to 10:30 AM
Registration and Introduction…

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Session 1: Session on “Flare: Users Perspective” by Shilpa Singh from Fiserv

About the session
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MadCap Flare is the most versatile and powerful Help Authoring tool in the market. It is an advanced product from the creators of RoboHelp.

This session introduces you to the “MadCap Flare” workspace, highlights some of the frequently used features of Flare, and compares Flare with RoboHelp. Some other aspects of Flare will also be explored, reflecting the utility of this tool in technical communication.

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Shilpa Singh is a post graduate in Mass Communication, with a diploma in Instructional Design and Content Writing. She has a cumulative experience of five years in instructional design and technical writing. At present, she is working with Fiserv India as a technical editor. Shilpa is looking forward to your participation in this session in which she will walk you through various aspects of MadCap Flare!

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11.30 AM to 11.45 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

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11.45 AM to 12.45 PM

Session 2:  Session on “Software Usability and the WOW effect ” by Alok Sharma from SafeNet

This session covers the following topics:
  • Basics of Software Usability
  • What lead to the increased awareness on Usability aspects of a product or project?
  • How can I measure the Usability of my product?
  • How can I determine the ROI on Usability investments?
  • How can I contribute as a documentation professional?

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Alok is working with SafeNet Infotech as a Technical Writer. He has an experience of more than four years in technical documentation. His hobbies include reading (motivational stuff), writing, exploring new gadgets, and listening to diverse forms of music.

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12.45 PM to 01.00 PM
Q&A and Closure

Venue
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Fiserv is sponsoring the venue for the July 19, 2008 session.

Since its formation in 1984, Fiserv has grown into a worldwide organization with clients in more than 60 countries supported by nearly 25,000 employees. We are serving more than 18,000 clients worldwide with over 3600 products and a host of services.

Fiserv Global Services (FGS), as the India offshore development center is known, is operating out of multiple centers in Noida and Pune. The Technical Publications Center of Excellence (Tech Pub CoE) at FGS is a group of skilled resources with expertise in technical writing, instructional designing, reviewing, editing, planning, and delivering of technical documentation. The group has proficiency in authoring tools like Flare, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Captivate and Learning Content Management System, and has worked with screen capture and graphic tools, version control systems and industry-standard style guides.

At this point, the group is associated with a number of projects and has delivered high-quality end-user documentation in various domains such as Banking, Credit Unions, Insurance, Payments and Industry Products, to name a few.

Visit the Fiserv Website at: http://www.fiserv.com

Address
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Fiserv India Pvt Limited
A94/8, Sector 58 (Near EXL BPO offices)
Noida 201301

Note: The session will be held in the facility training room, Ivory

Fiserv Contact
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Aneesha Myles Shewani: 98118-39471

How to get to the venue:
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Please refer the map – http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=28.6020153&lon=77.3597413&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2

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

Registration Details:
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To confirm your participation, please send a mail to Saravanan Manoharan at sara.techwrit@gmail.com and cc to Aneesha Myles at aneesha.myles@fiserv.co.in

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:
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Rs. 100.00 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) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan on or before July 16, 2008.
– 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,
Saravanan
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406
https://rubricate.wordpress.com

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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

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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 www.stc-india.org

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Agenda
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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
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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

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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.

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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
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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.
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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

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12.45 PM to 01.00 PM
Q&A and Closure

Venue
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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 (www.sabercorp.com). 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 http://www.seasiaconsulting.com

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

How to get to the venue
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Please refer the map here – http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=30.7249041&lon=76.8074799&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2

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

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

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
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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,
Saravanan
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406
http://rurbricate.wordpress.com

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

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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
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* 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
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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 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

Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on May 31, 2008 @ Bharti Telesoft, Delhi

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on May 31, 2008.

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a learning session for technical communicators on May 31, 2008.

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Agenda
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10.00 AM to 10:30 AM
Introduction…

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Session 1: Session on “Improving Interaction Between R&D and TW teams for Better Product Documentation” by Roli Sinha from Cadence

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“R&D never provides inputs on time!”, “They didn’t even tell me about the new option!”, “Do they expect me to be a mind reader?”…

Such comments can often be heard from Technical Writers, irrespective of the industry or even company they work with, the kind of documentation that they create, or the part of the world in which they live. Accepting, this situation is probably the first step. But solving this problem requires, looking at this problem from the other side. This means that we need to examine the developer’s mindset and their problems. Based on actual interviews of R&D team members, this discussion intends to provide some practical answers to improving communication between technical writers and the R&D community. After all, as technical communicators, improving communication is the least that we can do!

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11.30 AM to 11.45 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

11.45 AM to 12.45 PM
Session 2:  Session on “Captivating the Learner’s Mind” by Manisha Khurana from Alcatel-Lucent

In this session, Manisha will be captivating the audience with the help of Adobe Captivate.

Manisha Khurana has done MBA with specialization in Information Technology. She is a Technical Writer working with Alcatel-Lucent, Gurgaon. She has around four years of experience in this field. She
has done Technical Writing in IT, Finance, and Telecom domain.

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12.45 PM to 01.00 PM
Q&A and Closure

Venue
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Bharti Telesoft is sponsoring the venue for the May 31, 2008 session.

Bharti Telesoft is a rapidly growing provider of software products and solutions to wireless and wireline operators worldwide. Its portfolio of scalable and flexible applications enables carriers to unlock the revenue potential of their networks and covers key service and operational areas for operators today: Content, Mobile Commerce, Value Added Services, including Roaming, Messaging and Call Management solutions, and Business Support Systems. Bharti Telesoft has deployed solutions in more than 35 countries, for over 60 service providers, including Orange, Vodafone, Airtel, and Hutch. Bharti Telesoft’s customers operate over 100 networks and deliver services to over 150 million subscribers worldwide.

For more details, please refer – http://www.bhartitelesoft.com/

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

How to get to the venue:
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Route to Bharti Telesoft Ltd from Kalkaji.

When you are coming from Nehru Place, take *a right turn under the Maa Anandmayi Flyover* (*in front of Kalkaji temple*) towards Okhla Phase-I.

Note: The straight road from Nehru Place goes to Okhla Phase – III.

After *travelling for about 3 – 4 kms *straight, you will come across a *huge Airtel Office building *on the *left -hand *side. Take a *right turn from the first red light after crossing the Airtel Office building*. There is a Honda showroom and a Maruti showroom on each corner of the road.

After passing 2-3 buildings and diagonally opposite from the Honda service centre, you will see a large glass building on your right and that is Bharti Telesoft.

Alternatively, please refer the map –

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

Registration Details:
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To confirm your participation, please send a mail to Saravanan Manoharan at sara.techwrit@gmail.com and cc to Ashu Saini at
ashu.saini@bhartitelesoft.com

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:
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Rs. 100.00 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) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan on or before May 29, 2008.
– Non-STC members can pay the participation fee at the session
– If you are staying in Noida/Gurgaon and you need help with transportation, please let me know.

Have a great day.

Thanks and Regards,
Saravanan
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406
https://rubricate.wordpress.com

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Tina the Technical Writer

Someone said “Getting (Digging/Extracting???) information is the toughest job of a Technical Writer” 🙂

Some more additional links:

http://www.stc-india.org/indus/042005/articlereena.htm

http://www.dilbert.com/

http://www.geocities.com/suemrose61/MORELinks.htm

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session, March 29, 2008 @ Magma Design Automation, Noida

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on March 29, 2008.

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a learning session for technical communicators on March 29, 2008.

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Agenda
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10.15 AM to 10:30 AM
Introduction…

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

About the session
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In this session you can get to know the basics of Web 2.0 and some insights on Blogs, RSS and Folksnomies.

11.30 AM to 11.45 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

11.45 AM to 01.00 PM
Session 2: “Using Wiki as an Intranet” by Saravanan Manoharan from Mtree Software

About the session
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In this session you can get to know how to install a Wiki and use it as an Intranet with the following features:

* Blog
* Forum
* Articles
* Calendar

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Saravanan Manoharan is a Computer Science graduate, currently working with Mtree Software as a Technical Writer. He has five 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.

01.00 PM to 01.15 PM
Q&A and Closure

Venue
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Magma Design Automation is sponsoring the venue for the March 29, 2008 session.

Magma Design Automation, with headquarters in Silicon Valley and a global network of sales & support personnel, develops software for electronic design automation (EDA), enabling integrated circuit designers to meet critical time-to-market objectives, improve chip performance and handle multimillion-gate designs.

Magma Design Automation provides electronic design automation (EDA) software that enables chip designers to meet critical time-to-market objectives, improve chip performance and handle multimillion-gate designs. Magma software comprises a system that is integrated yet open, capable of reading and writing data in industry-standard formats. By providing unequaled automation, scalability and predictable results, iterations can be eliminated and time to market can be significantly improved. Magma’s complete RTL-to-GDSII design flows include design planning, prototyping, synthesis, place & route, and signal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, enabling chip designers to “Design Ahead of the Curve”™. Magma’s software also includes products for capacitance extraction; circuit simulation; characterization and modeling; and CAD navigation.

Magma’s customers – among them Broadcom, Fujitsu, Infineon, NEC Electronics America, Samsung, Toshiba, Texas Instruments and Vitesse, to name a few – include the world’s leading semiconductor companies, creating chips more advanced than ever before.

Magma’s stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol LAVA. For more information about Magma and its products, visit http://www.magma-da.com.

Address
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Magma Design Automation India Pvt Ltd
A-41, Correnthum,
Tower ‘B’, Lobe-3, Fifth Floor.
Sector-62
Noida-201 301
Uttar Pradesh
India
Tel: – 0120- 4018400
Fax: – 0120 -4018499

How to get to the venue:
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Please refer the map – http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=28.626927&lon=77.372139&z=16&l=0&m=a&v=2

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

Registration Details:
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To confirm your participation, please send a mail to Saravanan Manoharan at sara.techwrit@gmail.com and cc to Vishal Gupta at vgupta@magma-da.com

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:
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Rs. 100.00 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) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan on or before March 26, 2008.
– 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,
Saravanan
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406

Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session February 02, 2008 @ Bharti Telesoft, Delhi

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Delhi (NCR) STC Learning Session on February 2, 2008.

The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a  learning session for technical communicators on February 2, 2008.

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Agenda
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10.15 AM to 10:30 AM
Introduction…

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Session 1: Session on “Knowledge Management” by Angelo Mohanan from Accenture

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Angelo Mohanan is a Commerce Graduate, presently Working for Accenture as a Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist. He has previously worked with Wipro Net. as ISP Trouleshooting Support, with NIIT Ltd. as Instructional Designer / Content Developer, with Impetus Technologies as Technical Writer, and with Intersoft Data Labs into MARCOM and Business Documentation. Angelo has overall 6 yrs of writing experience.

11.30 AM to 11.45 AM
Tea/Coffee/Snacks break

11.45 AM to 01.00 PM
Session 2:  “Programming Concepts for Writers” by Saravanan Manoharan from Mtree Software

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Saravanan Manoharan is a Computer Science graduate, currently working with Mtree Software as a Technical Writer. He has five 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 languages, playing all sort of sports, and reading varieties of books.

01.00 PM to 01.15 PM
Q&A and Closure

Venue
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Bharti Telesoft is sponsoring the venue for the February 2, 2008 session.

Bharti Telesoft is a rapidly growing provider of software products and solutions to wireless and wireline operators worldwide. Its portfolio of scalable and flexible applications enables carriers to unlock the revenue potential of their networks and covers key service and operational areas for operators today: Content, Mobile Commerce, Value Added Services, including Roaming, Messaging and Call Management solutions, and Business Support Systems. Bharti Telesoft has deployed solutions in more than 35 countries, for over 60 service providers, including Orange, Vodafone, Airtel, and Hutch. Bharti Telesoft’s customers operate over 100 networks and deliver services to over 150 million subscribers worldwide.

For more details, please refer – http://www.bhartitelesoft.com/

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

How to get to the venue:
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Route to Bharti Telesoft Ltd from Kalkaji.

When you are coming from Nehru Place, take *a right turn under the Maa Anandmayi Flyover* (*in front of Kalkaji temple*) towards Okhla Phase-I.

Note: The straight road from Nehru Place goes to Okhla Phase – III.

After *travelling for about 3 – 4 kms *straight, you will come across a *huge Airtel Office building *on the *left -hand *side. Take a *right turn from the first red light after crossing the Airtel Office building*. There is a Honda showrrom and a Maruti showroom on each corner of the road.

After passing 2-3 buildings and diagonally opposite from the Honda service centre , you will see a large glass building on your right and that is Bharti Telesoft.

Alternatively, please refer the map –

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

Registration Details:
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To confirm your participation, please send a mail to Saravanan Manoharan at sara.techwrit@gmail.com and cc to Ashu Saini at
ashu.saini@bhartitelesoft.com

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:
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Rs. 100.00 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) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Saravanan Manoharan on or before January 30, 2008.
– Non-STC members can pay the participation fee at the session
– If you are staying in Noida/Gurgaon and you need help with transportation, please let me know.

Have a great day.

Thanks and Regards,
Saravanan
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter
9818220406

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Gyankosh – Technical Communication Library

STC India Chapter and Technowrites are glad to announce the beginning of a new era in Technical Communication in India.

STC India Chapter and Technowrites have joined hands to start India’s first Technical Communication library. The library has been nominated as “Gyankosh” (Knowledgebase).

The objective of Gyankosh will be to make the best Technical Writing related books available in India.

Anyone (even Non-STC Members) can join Gyankosh.
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The tentative fees structure is given below.

  • Monthly fees Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) per card
  • Yearly fees Rs. 1200/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred only) per card, if paid on month-to-month basis.
  • Or Rs. 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only) per card if paid lump-sum.
  • Security Deposit of Rs. 800/- (Rupees eight hundred only) per card.
  • Typical book issue period will be 4 days to 28 days. A late fee of Rs. 10/- per day (Rupees ten per day will be charged) in case of delayed returns.

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  • The library will be open between 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Wednesdays and between 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturdays.
  • Members can take only one book per card at a time. More than one cards can be issued to the same person, but the fees and deposit will increase likewise.
  • Gyankosh will be managed by Technowrites’s administrative team. It will be hosted at Technowrites’s office in Kothrud (Pune). For a location map visit http://www.technowrites.com
  • Gyankosh will be supervised by the Gyankosh Advisory Committee. It will be nominated by STC-India Admin Council. For the year 2007-2008 Frederick
  • Menezes, Edwin Skau, and Mak Pandit have been nominated as volunteers to work on the committee.
  • Corporate membership will also be available. The library cards will be issued in the name of the company. The company can give the cards to their employees/contractors/consultants. It will be the responsibility of the company to pay the late fees and book cost (in case of lost or damaged books)
  • You need not be in Pune to join Gyankosh. You can join from anywhere in India. You will be sent the books by courier. You will need to return the previously issues book (by hand-delivery or by courier) before getting the next book issued. Outstation Gyankosh members will need to pay additional deposit of Rs. 500/- (Rupees five hundred only) to cover the courier charges. The actual courier charges will be deducted from this amount and members will be asked to pay the deposit again. This facility will also be available to members in Pune.
  • An exhaustive list of all the books will be made available to Gyankosh members on the http://www.technowrites.com web site.

* The books will be sent on requests and availability basis.
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Simplifying Book Donations & Memberships:

Please click here to download the Gyankosh_Membership_Form and Book_ Donation_Form.

You will need to attach the following documents to your membership form.

  • Three passport size photographs (add one copy for every additional card if you want to have additional cards)
  • Self-attested Photocopy of address proof (driving license, phone bill, electricity bill, passport copy, or letter from employer. The couriers will be sent to this address)
  • Appropriate fees in cash or cheque (payable to STC India Chapter)

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You can also send donation books/membership forms & payment cheques to Technowrites by courier.
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The address for sending the courier is

Technowrites Pvt. Ltd.
24, Chitradurga, Kshipra Society, Karvenagar, Pune 411052
Phone: 020 2538 7949/2538 8203

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If this experience is positive, STC-Technowrites will repeat start Gyankosh in Bangalore within next 6 to 12 months.

If you have any queries or suggestions please write to mp@vsnl.com
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We will NOT be able to accept ayments by credit cards at this moment. We will try to make this facility available at a later date.

Gyankosh will be a knowledge pool that is slated to play a vital role in the development of Technical Writing community in India. To make this happen we need lot of good books. Though most of the books will be bought, some books can also be accepted through donations.

You can donate new or old (but good condition) books. Your name will be written on the book so that Gyankosh members come to know about your kind gesture.

The books can be related to the following topics

  • Technical Writing
  • English Grammar
  • Editing
  • Creative Writing
  • Business Writing/Communication
  • Management (Business Management, Project Management, People Management, Resource Management, Planning, Marketing…)
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Technology (Software Development, Databases, RDBMS, Object Oriented Technologies, Agile Development, Embedded Technologies…)
  • HTML, XML, UML
  • Soft-skills (Communication, Presentation, Interviewing, Negotiations, Public Speaking…)

You can also donate

  • Training CDs
  • Audio Cassettes
  • Newsletters & Journals (Intercom, Technical Communication)
  • Other Periodicals (related to communication, technical communication, writing, technologies…)

If you wish that your donations should specifically be given to the Bangalore library, you are most welcome to say so. We will transfer these contributions to Gyankosh Bangalore as soon as it starts (planned in next 3 to 6 months, depending on the success of the Pune experiment).

STC India Chapter has decided to donate a sum of Rs. 40,000/- (Rupees forty thousand only) to Gyankosh. Technowrites will be donating a sum of Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) in phases over next one year.

Gyankosh has already received following personal contributions and I thank the contributors for the same.

  • Shubhangi Godbole (from BMC Pune): Rs. 1,500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred only)
  • Pawan Nayar (from Cadence Noida): Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only)
  • Wasique Robbani (from Cadence Noida): Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees one thousand only)
  • Mak Pandit (from Technowrites): Rs. 1,200/- (Rupees one thousand two hundred only)
  • Melanie Doulton (from BMC Pune): Rs. 1,500/- (Rupees one thousand five hundred only)

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Total: Rs. 6,200/- (Rupees six thousand two hundred only)
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We have also received the following as a personal donation from Mak Pandit

  • 15 issues of Technical Communication (the journal published by Society for Technical Communication)
  • 25 issues of Intercom (Newsletter published by Society for Technical Communication)

Since we will be having many non-STC members joining the library, the more copies of Intercom and Technical Communication we have, the better it will be. I appeal to all STC Members in India to think about donating past issues which they may not be referring to any more.

We propose to make previous issues of Indus (the award-winning newsletter of STC India Chapter) available in print-form (in multiple-copies). The activity will include printing the issues, making copies, binding them and sending them to me. Any one willing to volunteer for this effort please contact Mak (mp@vsnl.com).

STC India hopes that maximum members will take advantage of Gyankosh.

You are also welcome to give your donation in cash, cheque, or gift voucher form. For more information call Mak on +9198220 58813 or drop him an email (mp@vsnl.com).
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