Trends. DITA. Gamification. TOC. Careers. Agile.
11 and 12 December 2015
STC India Annual Conference
Joy. Creativity. Problem Solving. Change Agents.
Hyatt Regency, Nagar Road, Pune
Trends. DITA. Gamification. TOC. Careers. Agile.
Not only about DITA. Agile. Rich media.
Joy. Creativity. Problem Solving. Change Agents.
About Your Space. The Joy. The Creativity.
Gamification. Trends.
Being a Change Agent.


As promised earlier, the pre-conference workshops offer you some serious learning. We have four pre-conference tracks, and each will be organized at a different location across Pune. We will send out an email to registered participants for the exact locations and timings for each track. All you need to do is be there on time with a fresh mind focused on learning.

Update on 31 December 2015: You can download the slides for each session now.

Alpha of DITA Sessions

It's one of those uncomfortable answers in the interviews. A mystery, only because you haven't had a chance to work on it. If placed in a DITA authoring scenario, can you hit the ground running? If not, come to this workshop. All you need to know is here. Note: For this track, participants must bring their laptops to the session (essential requirement). Participants are also expected to know HTML basics.

Venue sponsor: Persistent Systems Limited, Aryabhata-Pingala, 9A/12, CTS/12A/12 Erandawana, Pune 411 004

Writing with DITA by Anindita Basu and Vidhya V Kumar (Download the slides, 2.56MB, PDF)

Hollywood of Help Sessions

We will soon have Amitabh Bacchan's voice guiding users towards enlightenment. May be not yet. Let's start with you. With workshops on story boarding & video making, learn everything you need to make your help engaging and glamorous.

Venue sponsor: BMC Software Wing 1, Tower 'B', Business Bay, Survey No. 103, Hissa No. 2, Airport Road, Yerwada, Pune, 411006

Storyboarding 101 by Vishakha Naik (Download the slides, .9MB, PDF)

Videocracy by Hemant Baliwala and Amol Redij (Download the slides, .2.26MB, PDF)

Square Pegs in Round Holes Sessions

The advanced techie geeky technical writer who can code and also save the world, is that you? Then this workshop is where you meet other like minds and become geekier, if that is possible. Stuff like scripting, TIN CAN - a new learning framework, API documentation, and information design will be discussed here.

Venue sponsor: Avaya India Pvt. Ltd. Tower 11 411028, Cybercity, Magarpatta City, Hadapsar, Pune, 411028

This side up (Information Design) by Suyog Ketkar (Download the slides, 1.25MB, PDF)

Automate to Innovate: Learn what scripting can do for you by Puneet Singh (Download the slides, .7MB, PDF)

How regular expressions can save your day by Roy Savio Athayde (Download the slides, .47MB, PDF)

Exploring API documentation by Punam Saxena (Download the slides, .45MB, PDF)

Live Long and Prosper! Sessions

Meant for senior technical folks of technical communication, this workshop helps you better understand yourself, and what you need to do to take your career to the next level, have a positive impact on your organization and the writing community. Time to understand your personal brand value here! 

Venue sponsor: IBM Software Labs Building 6, 1st floor, Commerzone IT Park, Yerawada, Pune, 411006

Know Yourself and Develop Yourself by Brinda Sahota

Understanding Expectations and Influencing Without Authority by Bhavana Sontakke (Download the combined slides for Brinda's snd Bhavana's sessions, .74MB, PDF)

Change is constant and Creating an Environment of Innovation by Samartha Vasishtha (Download the slides, 2.2MB, PDF)

Selling Your Ideas to Management and Defining TechComm Strategy by Wasique Robbani (Download the slides, 1.39MB, PDF)