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

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