I started writing programs in 1984 on a TRS-80 in BASIC. In high school (1987-89), I took courses in QBASIC, FORTRAN, Pascal, C, C++. Then I went on to do bigger and better things.
I returned to programming in 1999 when I went back to school to get my Bachelor's Degree. I graduated in 2005 from Illinois State University with a CS degree.