Satish Talim was born in 1955 in Pune, India. He grew up in London, Mumbai, New Delhi and returned to Pune in 1974. For over thirty eight years he has been teaching various computer programming languages like C, Java, Ruby, Go at various educational institutes affiliated to the University of Pune. His first book, "The Ultimate Guide to Ruby programming" has been well received by the Ruby programming community. In 2008, he was declared Ruby's Top Teacher and in 2009 was the Winner Shorty Award in Education.
He has also been teaching Ruby programming at his site http://rubylearning.org/ since 2005, where over 35000 participants from across the globe have learnt Ruby programming and related software.