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Ahmad Awais ⚡️
Ahmad Awais ⚡️

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How did you get started in tech?

Would love to continue this amazing discussion from Twitter

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Patryk • Edited

When I was 4 years old, my dad got a Compaq Portable II (Model 3) running MS-DOS. As we lived on a ship, with no other kids my age (except for my sister), I spent a lot of time on the computer. Then I've essentially used all versions of DOS 3-8, and Windows 3.1-Windows 2000 and XP, so I knew so much about computers, I got a job managing a Red Hat server with the LAMP stack, scripting, and essentially learning everything I needed on the job (including C, perl, PHP, etc.)

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Shannon Crabill

As a job, out of necessity. I wasn't getting hired as a designer after graduating, so I started learning to code to try and stay competitive. 10 years later and there is still so much more I want to learn.

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Mohammad Quanit • Edited

Hi Ahmad, It all started in 2016 when I take admission in some computer courses for programming while working as a Data entry operator in a factory. The motivation behind my first step into tech. is my cousin who himself is a software engineer. Started from Html, CSS & Javascript for creating simple websites then move onto Java where I worked for some local freelance projects. At that time, I was doing self-learning, in fact, that's what I do every day now. Then I decided to move on Javascript and it's frameworks. Now I am working as a full-stack javascript developer for two years and a little bit of aws. Thanks to my teacher named Kashif Sulaiman who teach me javascript fundamentals and my cousin Ghufran for motivating me into this field and all those communities who taught me how to contribute whether it's code related or any volunteering service.

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Christopher Hartsough • Edited
  1. I don't Twitter.
  2. In my senior year of high school, that would be 1960, I realized that computers were important. I got a book. Been at it ever since, not continously, but I was never away for long. I started learning logic then circuit design, relays from the phone company. I wrote my first program that Christmas break and ran it on an IBM 650.