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 πŸ™‚


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 – β€œAuthoring 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

Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference – December 8, 2007 @ Oracle, Noida

Well, it was really great to organize a Regional Conference in Delhi, especially in December Winter πŸ™‚

We tried to have parallel sessions this time but we managed to have only one.

Multiple sessions happened throughout the day starting from Vivek Jain’s (Group Product Manager, Adobe India) “Adobe Technical Communication Suite”

Followed by Mak’s innovative session on “The business management lessons I learnt from my gardening hobby”. It was a mind-boggling session. Everyone were hypnotized with his session and the session was very lively and full of energy (in fact we had this session after lunch πŸ˜‰ )

Post-lunch we had an interesting session by Rajeev Jain, Zilog – on “Introduction to API”. It was a great session and participants were questioning, “Is this all, really? Is it that easy?” and most of them even wondered, then why people are not venturing into it. Rajeev said there is a mind block that API means to study and learn coding and we all are very familiar with the famous saying, “anything related to coding, writers take a sharp u-turn” πŸ˜›

Finally we had one parallel session -> Rachna Ganguli’s “Test plans as a source of improving documentation quality” and the other was Manisha Khurana’s “Open Source Software for Technical Communication”

Both were wonderful sessions and in between we also had a group picture.

This time luckily I got the pictures downloaded to my laptop on the same day itself (thanks to Himanshu from Oracle) and they are available here in my Picasa Album (please click here)

Thanks to all the sponsors, speakers, volunteers and participants for making this event a memorable one πŸ™‚

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