I learned to program...

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

through the love and early support of my parents who bought me any programming book I wanted when I was young.
— 
Andrew Bonventre

in LOGO; I loved to see the turtle draw shapes as it moved.
— 
Animesh Agarwal

because my heart was broken... then truly I fell into love with programming.
— 
Antonio Lopez

because I love creating something, releasing it, and seeing what people do with it.
— 
Brian Kiel

because I love to tell others what they can do, but speaking to them directly wasn't persuasive enough.
— 
Esteban J. Felipe M.

in 1980 on my elementary school's Apple II, because I loved games and I wanted to make my own.
— 
Eugene Eric Kim

because I love to build things and it was a natural progression from Lincoln Logs, Legos, Tinkertoys, and Erector Sets.
— 
Jenna Pederson

because my mom forced me; little did I know just how much I would love it!
— 
Jocelyn Casto

because our teachers taught us Logo in 4th grade and I fell in love with making the computer do what I wanted it to do.
— 
Jon A Preston

because I wanted to express my love of art and design in a different medium.
— 
Katie Andrews

by reluctantly taking a class required for my Cognitive Science major; I was completely surprised to discover how much I love coding!
— 
Kristin Maczko

because I love design, but my medium wasn't physical.
— 
Levi Breederland

because I loved working with details and solving problems, and I was bored with my job in sales.
— 
Linda Vincent

in my second year of college, in a course I tried on an idle whim. I was in love by the third week.
— 
Lindsey Kuper

when I was 8 years old on a Tandy TRS-80; I fell in love.
— 
Mark Dochtermann

using a borrowed book when I was 18, because I loved that feeling of empowerment.
— 
Melanie Haas

because I was so bored with everything, and then I fell in love.
— 
Mike Xu

because I was forced to take a programming class in high school and I loved it!
— 
Natalie O'Connell

after I saw a computer and fell in love with it.
— 
Oscar Funes

when I was 16 and discovered programming was as expressive as my pencil; I fell in love.
— 
Ricarose Roque

because I love making the computer do things, especially when I start out with no idea how.
— 
Ross Smith

as a child because I was in love with transforming code into visuals.
— 
Samuel Clay

because I was a late bloomer whose only teenage love was the 486.
— 
Sebastian Brannstrom

because I loved solving puzzles.
— 
Tanya Reilly

because I love to build things from scratch.
— 
Vardhaman Deshpande