- So Nicholas did this goofy thing...
- ...which brought up this nice little story...
- — Nicholas Vining (@nvining)Sat, Dec 12 2015 05:02:3512. It's my uncle's fault that I'm a programmer. He put me in front of a 286 running Turbo Pascal 5.5 when I was bored at a dinner party.
- And I thought I might ask for other stories...
- — Ryan C. Gordon (@icculus)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:38:40Everyone tell me "how I got started programming" stories, please! I love them. https://twitter.com/nvining/status/675541231275929600 …
- And the flood gates were opened! Here they are. Do any of these stories match yours?
- — David Gow (@DyslexicDeity)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:44:59@icculus My cousin walked me through simple QBasic when I was 6. Father Christmas fills my stocking with a thick BASIC book that year.
- — David Gow (@DyslexicDeity)Sat, Jan 16 2016 20:22:27
- — Coranna Howard (@komiga)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:51:12@icculus One day, 10ya, I just… decided I wanted to make computers do stuff. I started using a BASIC dialect and largely learned through RE.
- — Kyle Kneitinger (@kneitinger)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:51:45@icculus Was a music major, found PureData and Arduino to make new synths/controllers. Switched to CS focusing on music & operating systems!
- — Cheeseness (Josh) (@ValiantCheese)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:52:21@icculus When I was 7, we got an Amiga 500. My Dad and I learned AmigaBASIC and Amos by copying/changing stuff out of magazines
- — corey (@vapidsquid)Sat, Dec 12 2015 06:54:30@icculus 11. Learned how to make web pages at a summer camp. Made an X-Files fansite on Geocities with animated gifs and background midi.
- — A Merry Walton (@awalton)Sat, Dec 12 2015 07:00:21@icculus was given a Zenith 486 with 2 cheesy games and a BASIC interpreter. Got more fun out of BASIC once I cracked the code. Rest=History
- — Aaron Gutierrez (@argutierrez92)Sat, Dec 12 2015 07:21:08@icculus 17. Computer Applications class was boring so I asked the teacher for a book. I taught myself Java while everyone did Word/Excel.
- — John the Person (@johntheperson)Sat, Dec 12 2015 07:23:10@icculus TI-eighty something calculator that was borrowed from my high school. I never owned a computer till I finished college.
- — Renaud Lepage (@cybik)Sat, Dec 12 2015 07:28:12@icculus I did Visual Basic at the end of high school, and it was the only way to touch computers at school as I "hacked the network"...
"How I Got Started Programming" Stories
I asked, people told.