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When did you discover your passion for programming? 💻
eankeen (1391)

When did you discover your passion for programming? Did you come to the realization at a single point in time, or was it a gradual process?

l guess I'll share mine 😜
I was working on the final project for a computer science class I was taking. I found myself spending more hours than required just to improve the program. A day or two before I turned in the project, I reflected on all the time I spend on the project. I came to the natural conclusion that I have a passion for programming since I enjoyed spending my free time programming.
And it looks like that conclusion wasn't inaccurate 😃

So what about y'all? When did you discover your passion for programming, if you found it at all?

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Rileygamer21 (35)

I know this is late but I was messing around with scratch and then I realized thats what I really liked to do so I kept doing that until I found a youtube named code bullet and that got me into ai so I started learning JS, pygame and processing. But right now im learning pygame.

theangryepicbanana (1652)

I discovered my passion for programming when i saw my friend making minecraft on Khan Academy. I wanted to be able to make stuff like that too, so i decided to learn how to program. I soon discovered that I found my true talent

eankeen (1391)

@theangryepicbanana Oooh, that's pretty cool! Yeah I started on Khan Academy a while back but that really didn't get me too interested in programming and stuff. It's kind of a complicated reason, but that caused me to not do programming later until recently :P

PaoloAmoroso (143)

I discovered my passion for programming when using, and learning about my first home computers in the early 1980s. I initially got a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, then a Sinclair QL, and started experimenting with BASIC and Assembly.

eankeen (1391)

@PaoloAmoroso Wow, that's pretty crazy! :0 I can't imagine what it would be like to use those older computers - especially writing in BASIC with the CRT monitors. I'm trying to get into Assembly stuff right now, but I don't feel it would be as raw as doing it in the 80's, if that makes any sense.

PaoloAmoroso (143)

@eankeen It was actually pretty easy as at the time those devices, languages and tools were cutting edge and looked straight out of science fiction, for the pockets of consumers. Back then it was difficult to even imagine something like today's smartphones or the web.

TheDrone7 (1441)

Literally the same as yours. I went to Google and researched a lot of stuff that wasn't even taught at school. After a while, I even made some projects for my friends( I know I shouldn't have done that ) because I enjoyed it so much.

eankeen (1391)

@TheDrone7 Yeah, I remember doing that for my Java final project. Using a bunch of things that weren't explicitly taught. Nobody really asked me for help though haha

TheDrone7 (1441)

@eankeen nobody asked me either, I volunteered lol.