Epic Fantasy hero mostly, considering the dozens of such books I’ve read back then. 🙂 I was also drawing a lot and people thought I would grow up to be an artist. I think of myself as one although certainly not what they had in mind.
The programming bug got me way back in primary school, when we have had to choose between Programming and Agriculture as extra activity. Farming did not appeal to me thus it was the other thing which turned out to be awesome. Teacher let me take the PECOM 32 home after afternoon classes if I promise to return it in the morning so that morning class can due its work. I vividly remember playing with it until late in the night plugged to the family TV and then waking up at 6:30am to get it back to school; it was lovely -25°C February morning back then. It was awesome and lead me through Amiga 500, dozen of home built PCs to the Macs/iOS devices today.
Main thing has to be networking and meeting people, especially hearing their experiences. Today you can find learning resources anywhere you look but best practices and real-world stories are that icing on the cake, to glue it all together.
This is my first Voxxed hence the book is open.
While at my former company I was sent to client to finish up a project with them, in UK. It was supposed to be 4 easy days of finishing touches but it turned out to be 4 days of 17h/day mad coding rush. On the last day, they noticed me trying desperately to grab a ticket for the Silverstone F1 race on eBay an various other places. Being a betting company, they buy some tickets for it annually and just gave me one, for the Copse corner, just at the end of starting straight. It was fantastic ending for the grueling week. I also met my wife through IT work, not sure does that count as crazy. 😉