STC Regional Conference in New Delhi on July 24, 2010

by Gurpreet Singh

Posting this on the behalf of Manisha, STC city representative for NCR (New Delhi and Suburbs)

The India chapter of Society for Technical Communication (STC) is pleased to announce the first STC regional conference in Delhi (NCR) on July 24, 2010 (Saturday) at Oracle Noida. Please visit for more details on STC India Chapter.


Delhi (NCR) STC Regional Conference on July 24, 2010 @ Oracle Noida

Sponsor: Oracle



09:45 AM to 10.00 AM Registration, Introduction, and Networking

10.00 AM to 11:30 AM Workshop on Single Sourcing Using the WebWorks ePublisher Platform – Selvakumar

11:30 AM to 11:45 AM Tea Break

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM Session on Power of Mentoring – Ms Aruna Chaba on behalf of Management SIG

12:45 AM to 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking Session

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: Session on Generating Online and Print documentation using Wiki – Suman Lata Malik and Gurpreet Singh

2:30 PM to 4.00 PM Workshop on Advanced Presentation Skills & Positive Body Language – Gurpreet Singh (on behalf of STC Management SIG)

4.00 PM to 4:15 PM Tea Break

4:15 PM to 4:45 PM Open discussion

4:45 PM to 5.00 PM Certificate distribution and Vote of Thanks

About the Session & Speakers




Session: Single Sourcing Using the WebWorks ePublisher Platform

WebWorks ePublisher allows you to single source Adobe FrameMaker, Microsoft Word and DITA-XML content into web, PDF and online help deliverables.

This presentation will cover the following topics:

Overview of the WebWorks ePublisher platform and its architecture.
Overview of the WebWorks Help online help format.
Designing single sourcing templates using WebWorks ePublisher Pro.
This topic will be in the form of a demo that describes creating a single sourcing template to create online help in the WebWorks Help format.
Publishing content using the WebWorks ePublisher platform.
Integrating the WebWorks ePublisher platform with a content management system to create an enterprise-level single sourcing and content publishing environment.

Selvakumar T.S is a Technical Publications Consultant with Cadence Design Systems, NOIDA, India. He has around 15 years experience in Technical Writing.


Session: The Power of Mentoring

Universal Evolution is natural phenomenon, in which every one of us is contributing, by playing different roles of absorber & contributor during our life spans.

To absorb, one has to be a keen learner with open mind, and to contribute through joint or individual actions, one has to be cautious, as every action has a reaction, which may have either positive or negative impact in universal evolution.
Mantee and Mentor are good examples of absorber and the contributor. In the present technological evolution era, when no one has time to give a pause, to look behind, there is a need to revamp the relationship between the two.

Let us all join together in this revamping process, to make this valuable relationship much strong, and contribute positively in the universal evolution.


Mrs. Aruna Chaba, M.Sc( Physics) from Rajasthan University, is Head of e-Governance Standards Division at National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, which is a premier Institution for e-Governance solutions under Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Earlier, as a senior member of Training Division in NIC, she had been responsible for strategic planning and execution of Training of Government officials. She had been actively involved in preparation of easily understandable course material in technical topics, specially related to change management and processes transformation in e-Governance.

In the capacity of Welfare Officer in her organization, she has contributed significantly in building inter-personnel relationships among employees, and had been playing a role of mentor also.

She is a creative writer, especially in the area of spirituality.


Session: Generating Online and Print documentation using Wiki

Technical Communicators have often worked in the comfortable realms of Framemaker, Webworks and RoboHelp authoring environment to create technical documentation in pdf, html and chm format. This session explores and demonstrates the benefits of using web 2.0 technology such as wiki to create technical documentation without using traditional help authoring environment. The session includes a real world case study of a Tech Pubs team movement from the traditional Frame/Webworks environment to Confluence wiki, a discussion on differences, benefits and drawbacks of using a wiki based authoring system as compared to traditional authoring environment, a live demo of a wiki based authoring environment and several web2.0 benefits that wiki provides to technical communicators.


Suman Malik is an independent consultant based in New Delhi with over 12 years of rich technical and marketing documentation experience. A post graduate in Information Science from NISCAIR, she started her career as Information Scientist in INSDOC (a constituent of CSIR), and then worked with several fortune 500 and startup companies including Agilent and McAfee to develop end user technical and marketing documentation for complex Electronics and IT products. She can be contacted at


Session: Advanced Presentation Skills & Positive Body Language

Technical Communicators often have to present information to clients, colleagues and senior management. And, fair or not, we are often judged more on how we say it than on what we say.
Come, join the workshop on Advance Presentation Skills and become far more effective in delivering your message to your key audience. Mastering the art of presenting may not make you rich but it will most certainly help you to succeed in anything you do. This workshop will provide participants with a practical advice on how to deliver presentations in front of an audience. Areas covered will include: Advance presentation skills, Anxiety removal, Positive gestures, Confident speaking posture, Positive body language, Non verbal communication and handling difficult questions.


Gurpreet Singh is a professional writer and a trainer based in New Delhi having a keen interest in Human Psychology. He works in the creative realms of Technical Writing, Business Writing (MarCom), Web-Copy Writing and Training and is having over seven years of professional writing and training experience. He won the title of ‘Best Humorous Speaker’ in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest and ‘Best Speech Evaluator’ in Agilent Toastmasters Club. He has completed Competent Communicator and Competent Leadership program from Toastmasters International and a certificate course on Presentation Skills from British Council, New Delhi. He works with Agilent Technologies as an Advance Technical Writer and maintains a personal blog on Technical Communication, Human Psychology and Public Speaking at


Venue: Oracle


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

The Server Technologies Documentation team at Oracle India is a 40-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



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

Contact No:
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.

For exact map, refer here – Wikimapia


Contact Details

Manisha Khurana (
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter


Registration Details

This conference is limited to 50 participants only.

To register for this event, please send an email (subject as: STC RegCon Registration) to Manisha Khurana ( by 20th July with your details – participant’s name(s), company name (if employed), STC Membership ID (if you are an STC member) and Email ID(s). In addition, click the following link to register yourself:

Participation Fee

Free for All

Additional Details

– All participants (STC members or Non-STC members) have to register and get a confirmation mail from Manisha on or before July 20th, 2010.

– If you need help with transportation, please contact us.

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,
Manisha Khurana ( manisha.khurana [at] gmail [dott] com)
Delhi (NCR) City Representative
STC India Chapter