re: How did you get into programming in the first place? VIEW POST


Never considered IT as a career for a second while at school in the 80s, I was good at languages and literature and figured I would end up a writer of some kind. Did a BA, worked in journalism sub-editing newspapers for a while, then my workplace introduced 'automated page layout' software which basically did a large chunk of my job. Figured it might be good to broaden horizons a bit so I learned some HTML then lucked into a job at a small web design business. From there I learned everything I could get my hands on, got progressively more and more backend, eventually doing everything from sysadmin to UI design. Now have been working as a full stack software developer for nearly 20 years! So I guess I did end up working with languages after all, just not in the way I expected :)

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