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Date(s) - 07/10/2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm



The India chapter of the Society for Technical Communication is pleased to announce a One-day regional conference on 7th October (Saturday), 2017 in Bengaluru. (Please visit https://www.stc-india.org for more details on STC India Chapter).
One-day regional conference: 7th October (Saturday), 2017
Venue Sponsor: Radisys Bengaluru
Address: 6th Floor, B-Wing Electra, Exora Business Park, Sarjapur – Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103, Study Centre
Registration Fee Details: Registration is FREE for the STC members.
Non-STC members will pay a nominal fee of rupees 200 per registration.



10.00 – 10.15 Welcome speech: Shashank Taneja, Director-Engineering,   Radisys
10.15 – 11.15 Workshop on working with DITA: Ghaus Rabbani
11.15 – 11.30 Tea Break
11.30 – 12.45 Workshop on working with DITA: Ghaus Rabbani (continued)
12.45 – 2.00 Lunch and networking
2.00 – 2.45 Writing for global audience: Ashwathama Gudugunti
2.45 – 3.30 Be responsive, generate responsive content: Laxmikant Balappa Yadav
3.30 – 3.45 Tea break
3.45 – 4.15 Documentation Analytic: Balchander BM
4.15 – 4.30 Certificate   distribution

There will be two quick-bytes too. We will update soon on the topics and the speakers.

About the venue sponsor, Radisys:

Radisys Corporation is a publicly traded company located in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States that makes technology used by telecommunications companies in mobile networks. Founded in 1987 in Oregon by former employees of Intel, the company went public in 1995. The company’s products are used in mobile network applications such as small cell radio access networks, wireless core network elements, deep packet inspection and policy management equipment; conferencing, and media services including voice, video and data.

Abstract of the topics:

Workshop on working with DITA:

This topic covers the following:

  • What is DITA
  • Components of DITA
  • XML and DITA
  • Challenges and opportunities in DITA based environments
  • Setting up a DITA – OT testbed
  • Working with DTDs
  • Migrating to and from DITA

Writing for global audience:

If technical writing is a skill, writing for global audience is a niche skill. As every company aspires to expand and thereby sell their products in the international markets, localized technical content plays a key role In globalizing products. In this presentation, you will be introduced to why you should write for global audience along with some writing tips.

Be Responsive, Generate Responsive Content:

It highlights usage of the Adobe FrameMaker to produce and customize responsive HTML5 output. The topic explores on the advantages and features of the responsive HTML5 output.

Documentation Analytic:

This topic covers the following:

  • What is Analytics?
  • What do data scientists do?
  • Data Analysis in the age of the Internet
  • How do you measure performance of Content on the Web?
  • Developing KPIs for Web content
  • Drawing inferences from data

Speaker profiles:

Ghaus Rabbani

Ghaus has more than 10 years of experience in developing, architecting, and delivering Technical Content. He started as a Technical Writer at AOL when structured authoring platforms were not widely available and DITA was fairly new. He then went on to architect content in addition to writing and delivering it working across multiple domains. He has served as a Lead and SME delivering content audits, tools training, product training, and helping create content transforms before taking up management and delivery of services.

Ashwathama Gudugunti

Ashwath is a localization program manager at NetApp. In the last 15 years, he has contributed to content development practices in different roles. At NetApp, he is tasked with ensuring that the authoring systems are optimized to deliver, publish, and maintain localized content.

Laxmikant Balappa Yadav

Laxmikant is working at Radisys as a Senior Writer for the last 3 years. He has completed his MTech in Electronics. He owns the Content on the Web initiative at Radisys.

Balchander BM

Balchander comes with a 16 Years of work experience ranging from Contact Center, Sales, Operations, Analytics & Project Management. By the virtue of his Education, he is a Bachelors in Electronics and Masters in Business Administration. He also carries Project Management, Black Belt and Scrum Certifications as his Professional interests vary from Project Management to Content Analytics. When he is not glued to the computer, he spends his time on the road by doing Biking, Cycling or Trekking. He is currently working on Content/Web Analytics and enabling Analytics in his day to day activity.

Registration details:

Register here.


After registration, you will receive a confirmation mail. Please carry a copy of the confirmation mail and a Govt. ID proof to the venue.

For any assistance, please write to bengaluru@stc-india.org or call me at 973 973 2224.

Thanks and regards,
Bibhudatta Sahu
City Representative
STC India Chapter