Ashwin Pajankar 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?
Ashwin: Computer Programming, Maths, Electronics
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Ashwin: I wrote my first book with Packt in May 2015. Since then, I have published 2 dozen books.
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Ashwin: Not much research… MicroPython is easy
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Ashwin: Not many. I am familiar with publication process
Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Ashwin: The technology MicroPython is a very important area, and it will dominate the world of micro controllers soon.
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Ashwin: This is easy and step by step practical guide to MicroPython and micro bit.
Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Ashwin: MicroPython and Microbit
Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Ashwin: Explore yourself…
Q. What are your favorite tech journals? How do you keep yourself up to date on tech?
Q. Can you share any blogs, websites and forums to help readers gain a holistic view of the tech they are learning?
Ashwin: BBC Microbit Homepage and MicroPython Homepage.
Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Ashwin: Fantastic. I highly recommend Packt for the first-time authors.
Q. Do you belong to any tech community groups?
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Ashwin: It comes naturally to me. I have written 20+ books.
Q. What is that one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Ashwin: Organize and research.
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You can find Ashwin’s book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here