How I became A Developer

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Computers have interested me virtually my entire life. I don’t remember when I got my 1st computer, I remember my dad and mom taking about how my dad would play computer games or use a bbs and have me sitting in his lap. Around the time I was six my dad was given a computer by one of his friends that apparently wasn’t working, I remember it briefly it was a 286 and the case was a very rugged metal, but what I remember most was that my dad got the computer going again and eventually put it in my bedroom.

There were many days and nights I read out of an old beat up DOS manual. Eventually, my dad got a 486 and I inherited his old 386 that could run Windows 95 and HotDog! I made my first website with HotDog and eventually decided to move onto Homesite 1.0 which was extremely awesome and allowed me to learn HTML 3. I started doing chores and using birthday money to buy books, and better computer equipment.

I continued on and eventually went to Niagara College for Computer Engineering, but eventually switched to Computer Programming because that’s where my passion truly exists.

What first attracted you to this field?
The constantly changing and evolving web and computers has always piqued my interest. I’m lazy, I don’t like repetitive work, I couldn’t imagine working in a factory on an assembly line or working somewhere where I don’t get to learn every day.

What keeps you going
I love learning, experimenting and figuring out how to accomplish a goal as long as I’m still able to tinker I’m sure I’ll develop.

Author: Brian Cline

Brian is a programmer living in Niagara Falls with ten years of development experience. He is passionate about automation, business process re-engineering, and gamification. For the last six years or so, he has been working with Salesforce and JavaScript.

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