Like a lot of programmers out there, I started off by learning my first language at a very young age and completely out
of curiosity. My first few projects were personal web development and PHP server-side coding. It was easy to get started
because almost anyone could obtain a free web hosting account. All you had to do was let the hosting company put popup
ads on your site. Ah the days before popup blockers. There was so little friction to learning and enhancing one’s
coding abilities that I quickly developed the skill-sets needed to be successful in the software industry.
It helped me tremendously when I started looking for co-op placements in my first few years of undergrad.
But I had one issue. It goes like this.