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What age you started our interest in programming

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    What age you started our interest in programming

    Hey, I know im not really one to start useless polls, but I am just interested in this. Answer!\

    I added mine of 13

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    i was 2 years old when i started to program my dads old Commodore 64 machine. i made my own scrensaver when i was about 5. coded purely by hand, i think it was in BASIC, but im not sure. so i cant tell what it was. then i decided to hook my sega up to the computer and i accidnetly fried it oh well, we got a Dexton Computers computer equipped with 95 for free from my dads work!
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    I'm not quite sure, but I believe I was 13. I said thirteen because that was when I started developing an interest in programming, started VB3, but then I laid back for a while, then I got back into it with my c++ class my second semester of junior year. now my interest is growing, and i am most likely going to major in computer engineering. hehe, if i could, i would only take three classes for my last semester of high school, ap calc, ap physics, and apcs. but i need the credits of five.

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    I always wanted to be a programmer. I grew up on the King's Quest series. King's Quest 1 taught me to read and write -- it's one of my earliest memories. Ever since then I wanted to program games, which is kind of funny considering I didn't actually start programming until last year.

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    Ever since then I wanted to program games, which is kind of funny considering I didn't actually start programming until last year.
    same with me except poly's a year older than me (I think) which sucks because you would expect him to have 5 years or more on me judging skill level

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    Well I didnt really start liking programming until last year when I started Comp Sci. I didnt really have any prior programming knowledge, but I have learned a great deal, and its been a great experience.

    So for the record 20.

    I guess you can say this about a lot of careers. The more you study, the more you realize how much you dont know.
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    I started into HTML at 10. After awhile when I got HTML figured out pretty damn good, I found this big thing I wanted to do was to make "cool computer programs" so I searched google and found a bunch of sites, and found out I had to use some extraterrestrial device called a "compiler" and some weird geeky code that had lots of math in it to make "cool computer programs".
    After realizing this, I decided not to start learning, and 2 years later, as a teenager who could manipulate numbers better than an 11-year-old found a miraculous website called cprogramming with lots of neat tutorials and cool people that would help me with my problems. I stayed with them for about 6 months, and I am still with them, watching, learning, and being a computer programmer.

    Well, thats my story, and I hope you enjoyed reading it. I have more of my nutty cprog antics if you wanna PM me, lol. You may also buy my book, which contains lots of dumb computer things i've done for only $69.95! Call 1-800-this-number-is-fake and order today!

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    either 8-9 bielive it or not (yeah us cool anti socials get head starts on these things )
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    i was 14 when i wanted to start.


    I started the summer of my 15th year of life.

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    well, I guess if you include html, my programming has been ongoing since about 11 or 12. but i always included html as web design and not programming.

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    Wow, three polls in a row

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    I started when I was 22 ..

    I know it was late.......
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    I started when I was 6.
    Did some wiring on some crap (set included how to make cheap transistor radios, lcd displays, etc), then I wanted to know how dad wired stuff that moved (he did machines for automation). Basically he told me that it wasn't just wired, it used something called a microcontroller, just like the 386 we had, only smaller and faster. He taught me how to code ladder logic (if power gets to here, turn this on, do a timer here, do this that and the other thing, cycle again). I didn't touch it for years after that, got into html at 14, then I've moved on since then, i've got about 6 languages squarely under my belt, some others I can just toy around with. And recently I've gotten back into ladder logic for work, taking some of the load off of dad.
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    dont know how old i was.
    did some vb 5.0 my sophmore year in high school.
    maybe it was my junior year.
    i learned basic, html, and java on my own.
    guess maybe 15 or 16.
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    2 and a half years old. Of course, all I could do back then was cobol and assembly.

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