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