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I started loving software on a field trip to the Stanford Computer Lab in 3rd grade. I played with a chemistry simulator for hours and the teacher had to drag me away.
I was headed toward medicine in college but still programmed and sold a few games for beer money. About half way through undergrad at the University of Arizona, I took a computer science elective that made me excited about software again. And had the difficult discussion with my dad where I told him that I wasn't interested in being a doctor. He supported me, but was concerned, "how are you going to make a living in software?"