because I loved the logic puzzles my dad brought home to share with me while he was completing his masters in computer science.
— Ana Chang
at age 7 when my dad brought an Apple II home from the office to stop me nagging him about working nights so I could come along and play with the computers.
— Bodil Stokke
in BASIC on an Apple II+ that my dad won in a raffle he forgot he had entered.
— Brian Cavalier
to calculate as many prime numbers as possible with my dad.
— Bryan Marten
by copying simple games in BASIC from a book into my dad's Timex/Sinclair 1000.
— Christiaan Adams
to prove I was smarter than my dad, a math professor (I was 9).
— Christine McGavran
because my dad gave me three choices for summer camp: math camp, science camp, or computer camp — I chose computer camp!
— Clare Liguori
because I was deaf when I was 5, and my Dad taught me how to talk to computers with BASIC.
— David Byard
copying games onto my dad's TRS-80.
— David Fierbaugh
when my dad told me I could make the computer play me a melody using BASIC.
— Helen Hou-Sandi
on a Commodore 64 so I could make text-based games for my Dad.
— Jeff Chastine
teaching myself BASIC from a book on my Dad's TRS-80 Model III, then later hacking on dial-up BBS systems.
— Jeffrey Wescott
at age 7 when my dad gave me a book on HTML.
— Johan Jensen
when I was 5 or 6; my dad taught me so we could make a number guessing game together.
— Keiran McDonald
when my dad brought home a TRS-80 because really there wasn't much else you could do with 4K of memory and a cassette tape drive.
— Kim Wilkens
to simulate model rocket launches with my dad in ninth grade.
— Kurt Thorn
to make my own Windows 3.1 settings on my dad's computer (via KYLEWIN.BAT).
— Kyle Wild
on an Apple IIe when I was 10 in my dad's study, because there weren't many, if any, games. That's how I amused myself.
— Lauren Harwood
by watching my dad program games on a black and white computer console in 1987.
— Michael Nagle
when I was 10, and dad bought the Oric Atmos which ran BASIC; it was insanely awesome.
— Muhammad Nasrullah
on an HP-85 with my dad when I was 6.
— Nadia Madden
when I was six, typing in programs from magazines on a Timex-Sinclair 1000 with my dad.
— Nadyne Richmond
on a computer borrowed from my dad's office, plotting fractals using polar functions.
— Natalie Glance
on a TRS-80 Model III in my dad's office from the book "TRS-80 Programs" by Radio Shack.
— Rob Cameron
using Logo on a Acorn BBC Micro in my dad's shed in our garden at age 5.
— Sam de Freyssinet
so I could cheat at the maths program my dad wrote to improve my maths.
— Sami Greenbury
when I was 11 so that I could beat my dad at Robot Battle.
— Samuel Fout
because my Dad wouldn't buy me any games.
— Sir Dystic
when my Dad gave me an HTML book so I could code little websites alongside him while he was making big, important websites.
— Stephanie Gokhman
on my own in high school, as it was both fascinating and it helped my Dad with his business.
— Tess Winlock
when my dad got me a 386SX on my 10th birthday; I mostly just played the games on it until I realized that I could make my own if I learned how to program.
— Vivin Paliath
when I was 10, by using BASIC on the TK-85 (Brazilian ZX81 clone) my dad had bought for no apparent reason.
— Zeh Fernando