My relationship with programming started while playing on my PC in the early 90s. I got interested in games and how they were made. That fact alone led me to learn BASIC under DOS. It was the first time we had met: programming and I. Over the years, what started as curiosity evolved into a friendship. We spent a lot of free time together. We were goofing around, finding new languages to play with, building something just for fun, or attempting to build our ultimate cool game.
Friendship wit h programming couldn’t last forever though. We hit a turning point when I moved into building websites, first in Flash and then in PHP. The idea of easily sharing stuff online with anyone in the world was so exciting that I could no longer pretend. I fell in love; I fell in love hard. Programming was no longer a hobby; it was my life.
I always wanted to work as a software developer, but this was the moment when I knew I would, no matter what. Around that time, I started running a few projects online, making pocket money out of ads, small freelance jobs, and looking for my first full-time job. Even after spending all day coding at work, I took other projects at home just for fun.