By, Ramesh Aiyyangar
Persistent Systems Ltd. (PSL) was the venue sponsor for the STC Learning Session conducted on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at AR-PG, PSL Pune. The event was attended by a good mix of senior and junior technical writers representing various MNCs.
It was a Saturday morning and to begin with an energizing boost, Ramesh greeted the attendees and initiated a quick warm up, followed by an introductory game. And, the atmosphere was set right!
With enthusiasm pumped up, Amruta H. started the first session on Identifying and evaluating logical fallacies. She started with an introduction to the common logical fallacies. This was followed by a group activity, which generated a lot of interest among the attendees. The group members shared their views on the given topic. Amruta explained the logical fallacies in detail. She also provided some instant tips and tricks to recognize and evaluate the logical fallacies. Overall, the session turned out to be an interactive and useful. The attendees learnt about the important aspects of editing, identifying logical fallacies, and ways to fix them right.
As the first session concluded, attendees were eagerly looking forward to more excitement and knowledge. Khurshid Alam conducted the next session and the topic was Identifying the Audience and Determining Their Requirements for Technical Documentation. Khurshid dwelt on this critical skill that a technical writer needs to acquire. He elaborated on audience analysis and their requirements. Additionally, Khurshid introduced Learn about Parallel Differential Analysis© (PDA), a comparative analytical table with measurable metrics. He also explained the use of PDA for technical documentation and concluded the session. Overall, the session turned out to be very useful for the attendees, having understood the importance of audience analysis.
Concluding the colloquium, Deval, Pune’s STC representative, appreciated the efforts put in by Ramesh and the PSL volunteers (Ranjit, Utkarsha, Sharvari, Saumya, Shivanjalee, Ashwini, Smruti, and Vedant), which made the event a success.
On behalf of Pune City Representative 2016 – Deval Faldu
About the Author
Ramesh works with Persistent Systems as a Business Head for Technical Communication. He has over 20+ years of experience in creating and managing content. He has considerable experience in enterprise content management system, designing single source solutions, technical writing and editing. His strength lies in determining the best ways to efficiently author, maintain, publish and archive content.
Deval is working as an Associate Information Developer with BMC Software. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.