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Discussion on: How did you get started in software engineering?

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Gabriel Ramirez

I was a kid that wanted to make games and apps. My dad got me a visual basic introductory book. With that, I did two two-inputs, one operation calculator. Then I slowly learned different topics.
My first touch of an actual problem was to build a static website for a family member. Software development has been part of my life as much as any other activity I suppose.

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Brad Johnson Author

Thanks for sharing Gabriel! A few devs I've worked with now have kids that are starting to code themselves. 🙌 to your Dad for being so supportive.

Do you feel like you've evolved as a developer since starting out, and what's been the biggest change? Any advice for new developers just getting their start?