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How did you get into programming?

Survey period: 20 May 2019 to 27 May 2019

OptionVotes% 
My studies at school were focused on IT15313.37
My studies at school were had IT as a component but I chose programming948.22
I am self taught and wanted to become a programmer32428.32
I learned to code to do my job better (eg engineering or science)11810.31
I created something simple (eg a webpage) and needed to make it more powerful so ended up a programmer181.57
I had an interest and found myself drifting more and more to coding19717.22
I did it for the money or to just get a job353.06
I needed to learn programming to keep my job / advance in my job221.92
I needed to know how to code to solve a specific problem I had and ended up a programmer383.32
I was the IT guy by default and one thing led to another474.11
Other (please comment)988.57



 
GeneralUSArmy 'self taught' Pin
aljones20-May-19 6:42
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GeneralOther Pin
Carsten V2.020-May-19 5:55
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GeneralTagged along with my father at age 10 Pin
Daniel Pfeffer20-May-19 5:47
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Sundance Kid20-May-19 22:14
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Amit Joshi CP21-May-19 0:46
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GeneralAn Amiga 500 and a curious 12-year-old Pin
ronlease20-May-19 5:00
professionalronlease20-May-19 5:00 
I saw the bouncing ball demo on an Amiga 500 and was intrigued. I worked with a ginormous book on CanDo. Then my teenage years hit and I forgot all about programming until I built a functioning 286 from pieces of 4 busted 286 computers. Then I tried to get 386 applications to run on my 286 (I found a math coprocessor which opened the world at that time) and was mostly successful. A few years later I had my BS in Information Systems with a concentration in Development, and the rest is history.
GeneralI was a hardware tech. Still am. Someone has to. Pin
Ron Anders20-May-19 4:39
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GeneralWorked in the University Computer Centre to earn extra money... Pin
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General1980 Pin
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MarkTX20-May-19 6:20
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jpoggio20-May-19 21:29
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General1982 Pin
dhaxton20-May-19 4:02
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GeneralOther Pin
den2k8820-May-19 2:34
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GeneralCompletely invalid list of responses Pin
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GeneralRe: Completely invalid list of responses Pin
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GeneralI was about 12 (1990) Pin
Sundance Kid20-May-19 2:17
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GeneralThis was in 1983 Pin
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