I’ve been in and around the Internet much, if not most of my life. I remember learning the BASIC programming language as a kid. I would use the pre-written programs in an instruction book as a primer and then build my own games. Yes I even wrote a BASIC dialup interface for America Online (AOL). The only thing missing was the cool modem noise it made when it was connecting with the network.
Later I taught myself HTML in the backseat of the car on a family road trip. I also remember yelling at the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing software on our first Power Macintosh computer.
Twenty some years later I’m a Digital Marketer, keeping up to date on the latest changes to SEM & Social Media, and attending tweetups and other tech/networking events around New England. Mostly it’s because I like meeting new people and learning from them.