I wrote "Pudding Bomber" on my TRS-80 CoCo when I was 8 because I couldn't afford to play as much Donkey Kong and Pac-Man at the bowling alley as I wanted.
Fast forward 35ish years and I'm a full stack developer writing apps for higher ed to make teaching and learning better for teachers and learners via technology. I took a detour getting a bachelor's in Theater and an associate's in Electrical Engineering (to be a sound designer). I read Paul Graham's "Beating the Averages" and it's been all red pill since. I also mentor students in Engineering Projects in Community Service.