I didn't own a computer until I was well into my 20s. I knew immediately I wanted to do something professionally with them once I had one. I tried and failed several times to get an IT support job.
A friend of mine started taking programming classes at the UCSD extension thing, and he said I'd probably enjoy it, so I started taking classes at a community college. I fell in love. I could type out some instructions and the computer would do what I told it to!
I started automating parts of my boring data analyst job via scripting tools and VBA in Excel spreadsheets. I made web portals for teams at work. I tried to get into the app dev team there, but they didn't think I was qualified, so I went out and found a Jr. Web Dev job.
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