The month of December resonates with excitement and exhilaration among the technical communicators as the Information Technology industry draws close to celebrate the most awaited STC India Annual Conference. To everyone's delight, the 16th STC India Annual Conference is held in the heart of the magnificent city of Bengaluru, Taj Vivanta. This conference will not only showcase talent among variety of writers and specialist, but also acts as a unifying platform to share knowledge and professional experience.
This year STC India Annual Conference emphasizes more towards the growth of technical communication amongst the new entrants to the demanding industry oftechnical writing. The 2-Day program in Bengaluru, which has the largest gathering of technical communicators in India, will explore and highlight content and technology driving content: S1000D, CLOUD, DITA, XML, STRUCTURED AUTHORING, HTML5, CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, TRANSLATION & LOCALIZATION and a whole lot more. It is perceived in such a way that discussions, deliberations and experience sharing are epitomized among technical communicators.
STC India Annual Conferences are not only widely popular but are largely attended by technical writers, managers, documentation specialist and professionals not only from India but also across the world. The 16th STC India Annual Conference invites everyone to participate and celebrate the distinctive field of technical writing. The 2014, STC India Annual Conference at Bangalore is going to be spectacle of show, which will allow every participant not only to contribute and share but also gain insightful knowledge of the domain.
Lakshminarayanan Vaidyanathasamy (LNV Samy) is vice president of engineering for Technology Products division at Unisys. He is responsible for managing the technology, research, development, and support of Unisys’ enterprise modern mission-critical solutions delivered from the Global Technology Centers in India, China, and Australia.
Samy has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, having held key positions in organizations such as BAE Systems (Australia), Fujitsu Australia, and ABB India. He is a member of IEEE and The Australian Computer Society. He has served as a member of several eminent industry bodies including the Industry Advisory Committees – Macquarie University, Australia and ICT R&D Roundtable – Austrade, Commonwealth of Australia. Samy has, for several years, been on the judging panel of the Australian Business Excellence Awards and has played a key role in committees of various technology conferences including IEEE and SEPG.
Samy holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Honors) from the University of Madras, India. He also has a master’s degree in Technology, Software Engineering, from Macquarie University, Australia, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia. Samy has published several papers in software engineering in number of international conferences and journals.
Samy will address the gathering on "Product management and its implications in technical documentation".
Joe Welinske specializes in helping your software development effort through crafted communication. The best user experience features quality words and images in the user interface. The UX of a robust product is also enhanced through comprehensive user assistance. This includes Help, wizards, FAQs, videos and much more. For over twenty-five years, Joe has been providing training, contracting, and consulting services for the software industry. Joe published the book, Developing User Assistance for Mobile Apps. He also teaches courses for Bellevue College, the University of California, and the University of Washington.
There is no question that the field of technical communication offers a lot of excitement and challenging work. The best user experience features quality words and images. Whether you are working with software, hardware, or general documentation, the success of your offerings is enhanced through a comprehensive approach. This might include reference information, procedures, Help, wizards, FAQs, videos, and much more.
As tech comm professionals, we employ a wide variety of skills and techniques in our work. We are particularly challenged by having to master a wide range of disciplines. From foundation skills like writing and editing—to the coding of content—to usability testing and user interface design, we find ourselves in a profession that is difficult to define.
Through a series of surveys, collaboration with peers, and discussions with leading technical communicators, Joe Welinske has some answers to those questions.
In this session, Joe will present a snapshot of our collective professional life in an attempt to identify what we value in our daily work as user assistance professionals. Find out what interests and challenges you share with your UA peers. The content will include information on skills, technologies, tools, and salaries.
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