Around 2008 I discovered programming while working with Microsoft Excel. I wrote my first lines of code using VBA and that was it, I was hooked. I bought books, watched videos, jumped into Microsoft Access and became fascinated by databases. Writing VBA powered apps became my number one hobby.
Then I learned WordPress and PHP and built websites for everyone around me as a side gig. I wrote custom templates and silly plugins. Built some toy projects using CodeIgniter, just for fun, did online CS courses, learned Python, and played around with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.