Interview with Francisco Javier Ramírez Urea

Francisco Javier Ramírez Urea is the author of Docker Certified Associate (DCA): Exam Guide, we got the chance to sit down with him and find out more about his experience of writing with Packt.

Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey…

Francisco: People from Packt contacted me because of my community interaction with Docker technologies.

Q: How long did it take you to write the book?

Francisco: 8 months

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

Francisco: I did a lot of research because I know and teach the technologies applied in the book but I wanted to improve how to teach others, not present on a classroom. I also had to prepare mock exams similar to what readers will find in their real exams.

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

Francisco: Yes, I had many. The most important was becoming a “writer” on a foreign language. It was hard because it is not easy to write down thinking on another language. I have experience teaching and talking in conferences in English but it was hard. It is not easy to teach without having the people listening (and having their reactions and questions) in your classroom.

Q: What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?

Francisco: It is necessary to learn everyday, technology changes very fast these days. Keep track of tendencies and follow tech-blogs and news. They will give you a good reference in what disciplines, programming languages and new architectures you should learn.

Q. How do you keep up-to-date on your tech?

Francisco: I read a lot of blog posts and books.

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

Francisco: My experience with publishing this book was awesome. I really appreciate the work Packt has done for me, I have learned a lot. I would like to give thanks to all editors and reviewers that helped me in this journey. It was such a great experience, I would love to repeat this journey again!

You can find Francisco book on Amazon by following this link: Please click here

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