Interview with Ashwin Pajankar

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?

Ashwin: Youtube

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?

Ashwin: No

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

BBC Micro:bit in Practice is available on


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