Interview with Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma is the author of BBC Micro:bit in Practice, we got the chance to sit down and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: What are your specialist tech areas?

Abhishek: Internet of Things and AI

Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?

Abhishek: Researching the current trend related to my area is always interesting. I like to get involved with hardware’s and try to DIY. It keep me happy and I feel good.

Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?

Abhishek: No

Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?

Abhishek: The technologies mentioned in the book are closely related to present and future requirements. Learning them will help readers to keep themselves updated.

Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?

Abhishek: The book is one of a kind. There are many options related to Micro:bit with JS and scratch coding but very few were available with micropython.

Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?

Abhishek: My advice would be to experiment as you are learning and create cool and interesting things. This really helps all the information sink in a fun way.

Q. Do you have a blog that readers can follow?

Abhishek: No

Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?

Abhishek: It was fun and a pleasure. I am very thankful to the co-authors and packt team for their kind support and coordination.

Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?

Abhishek: I am member secretary of IEEE CTSoc Application-Specific CE for Smart Cities (SMC)


You can find Abhishek’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

BBC Micro:bit in Practice is available on


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