Interview with Dr Quan Ha Le

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Dr. Quan Ha Le is the author of Developing Modern Database Applications with PostgreSQL, 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. What was your motivation for writing this book?

Dr. Quan: I received great support and valuable opinions to complete the book from the editors.

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

Dr. Quan: I graduated my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Queen’s University of Belfast, United Kingdom in 2005. After Ph.D. graduation, I have been working as PostgreSQL Database Administrator all over Alberta and Ontario, Canada until now. Since 2008 until 2019, I have administered, designed, and developed 24 small, medium, large, and huge PostgreSQL databases in Canada. Since 2016 after writing a good publication for the PostgreSQL database cluster on Clouds, I have been a member of the United States PostgreSQL Association (PgUS) in New York City. Nowadays, I have been a board member of the PgUS Diversity committee since 2018

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

Dr. Quan: Yes, the Covid-19 slowing-down causes too much load on my daily work, but I had a good co-author and support of editors at Packt

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

Dr. Quan: Practice makes perfect. Keep Practicing!

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

Dr. Quan: I have meetings with the United States PostgreSQL Association monthly that keeps me up to date, also I am currently an administrate in Oil-and-Gas PostgreSQL database in Alberta, Canada which also helps me in staying up to date.

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

Dr. Quan: I have learnt much from Packt staff, I will recommend Packt to professional authors.

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

Developing Modern Database Applications with PostgreSQL available on Amazon.com