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Date(s) - 11/11/2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm

HCL Chennai


The India chapter of Society for Technical Communication (STC) is organizing its Second One-day Regional Conference for the year 2017 on 11 November (Saturday).

Exclusive Sponsor: HCL Technologies, Chennai
The session is FREE for both STC and non-STC India members.

Venue: HCL Technologies, Chennai
HCL Technologies Ltd, Sterling Technopolis (Arihant),
4/293, Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR),
Kandanchavadi, Chennai – 600 096,
Landmark: Opposite to MAX showroom



Tentative Agenda

09.30 am – 09.45 am – Registration
09.45 am – 10.00 am – Inauguration
10.00 am – 11.00 am – Most confused words in writing – Tharoor
11.00 am – 11.30 am – Networking Break
11.30 am – 12.30 pm – Common mistakes that technical writers commit – Rajesh Singamsetty
12.30 pm – 12.45 pm – Group Picture
12.45 pm – 02.00 pm – Lunch Break
02.00 pm – 03.00 pm – How to respond to Editorial Comments – Shanthi
03.00 pm – 04.00 pm – Using Visio for Documentation – Kamalakannan Session
04.00 pm – 04.30 pm – Networking Break
04.30 pm – 05.15 pm – Quick Bytes
05.15 pm – 05.30 pm – Closure

About the Exclusive Sponsor

Over the past decade, HCL has been one of the fastest growing technology companies not only in India but in the world – even during the depths of the economic downturn. A combination of technical expertise and an innovative management philosophy that unleashed the innovative thinking of empowered employees, has been the source of HCL’s success even during the period of economic turmoil.
As a $4.5 billion global company, HCL Technologies brings IT and engineering services expertise under one roof to solve complex business problems for its clients. Leveraging our extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries, we provide holistic, multi-service delivery in such industries as financial services, manufacturing, consumer services, public services and healthcare. For more information, refer to their Website.

About the Sessions and Speakers

Most confused words in writing – Tharoor
In the course of writing you encounter these seemingly correct words but they are completely out of context. How do you get rid of such flab from your writing to keep it simple.
Speaker Profile
Tharoor Gopalkrishna has been an active contributor to Twin and STC India learning sessions. Sharing and learning from each other’s experience is something that comes naturally to Tharoor. The focus of this session is to share experiences of last 27 years of his journey in learning and technical writing space. Currently Tharoor is the Technical Editor with Scientfic Games for a team of 26 writer. 11 Nov is always a special moment as it is the second regional conference at Chennai. These conferences are a meeting place to exchange thoughts learn and grow.
Common mistakes that technical writers commit – Rajesh Singamsetty
The session will cover the common mistakes that technical writers commit at work place. Rajesh would share his experience and suggest how to deal with challenging situations at work place and produce productive work.
Speaker Profile
Singamsetty Rajesh is the founder of AuthorTech, formerly known as Institute of Technical Writing, an MBA (Information Technology) from ISBM, with professional experience in Technical Writing more than 8 years in iGATE, and served as Head of Training and Development in Commit Technologies, Mumbai. He is definitely a different thinker from others, being deeply passionate about creative writing and documentation. A Strong commitment towards nurturing the latent professional traits earned accolades from all his trainees.
How to respond to Editorial Comments – Shanthi
Being a writer it is rather difficult to work in isolation. To begin with, what is the point of writing if there is no audience? So, whether you like it or not, there will always be an audience who will read (or scan or flip through casually) and find something wrong with it. But, to ensure that such findings are minimal you must have have the EDITOR do the honors first. But how do you make sure the EDITOR is on your side? Well, just make sure you look left and right and then simply cross over. This presentation will try to look in to aspects of how you should keep aside Unconscious Bias, maintain a positive outlook and deal with Editorial comments with grace where necessary while also standing up for what you think is right.
Speaker Profile
Shanthi has been exploring the field of technical writing for the last 22 years and is currently engaged with Kripya Engineering, Chennai as Consultant – Documentation Services. She enjoys reading, music and opportunities to learn and grow.
Quick Bytes (15 mins per topic)
If you like to present a topic, technology, process or just discuss anything related to Technical Writing, STC India provides you the platform in this Regional Conference for you to discuss Technical Writing related topics. The session can be done using a simple white board also, PPT is not required. If you are interested, please write to Saravanan at chennai@stc-india.org. Please do not miss this opportunity.


Please register for this event by clicking the button below:
Travel Arrangements
We are trying for Carpooling options in this conference. If you find it difficult to travel this far to attend the conference, please fill the Registration form accordingly with your requirements and we will let you know if the Carpooling option is available at your location.

If you have any queries, please contact:
Saravanan (9500040406) [chennai@stcindia.org]
Chennai City Representative
STC India Chapter – 2017