How did you get started in this industry? I mean what made you go “Hey, sitting it a keyboard day in day out whilst focussed on screens and not seeing much sunlight sounds awesom…” – wait, it doesn’t sound quite so awesome when you think of it like that.
In fact that was my original view of computers in general but as I told Shawn Wildermuth on his latest Hello World podcast, that view of the world soon changed. The change of heart was more than helped along by making some rather obscene amounts of money writing code while very young, then consequently watching it all disappear (and then some) as the dodgy “horseracing identities” I was writing it for went down in spectacular fashion.
That’s just part of the story I told Shawn, here’s the rest of it: