Thank you to those who sent across nominations for the CommuKnitterTM award. It was heartening to know of all the good tech community building work being done across India.

We are pleased to announce that Satish Talim will be presented the IndicThreads CommuKnitterTM award at the Pune 2015 conference, for his exemplary work in building technology communities in India.

Vibrant communities are critical for innovation & enterprise to thrive. The IndicThreads CommuKnitter Award is a “thank you” from the community to individuals like Satish, who put in passion, time, effort & ideas into bringing people together and building communities that benefit everyone. The award carries a trophy, a conference pass and a cash prize of rupees two thousand.


Ej5lgfQh_400x400[1]Satish Talim is a programmer, author, trainer, and speaker with over 35+ years of I.T. experience.

He has been associated with Java since 1995 and was instrumental in creating and driving the oldest Java User Group (JUG) in India, for Pune city.  He is the creator of (a thorough collection of Ruby Study Notes) and (offers online Ruby courses). He has published several Ruby programming eBooks. He is also the founder of the Pune Ruby user group. He has played a key role in raising Ruby awareness and adoption amongst developers and academia.

He has lately taken up the Go language and is an organizer of GopherCon India, the first Go Conference in India. He is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops and writes on varied software development topics. He is currently on the board of Josh Software and Maybole Technologies.

Past Awardees:

Navin Kabra (right), of being presented the award by Suhas Kelkar, CTO (APAC) at BMC Software.