Ive been programming since I was around 12 years old. I taught myself QBasic by looking at other DOS programs like Gorillas (before the internet made this kind of thing much easier!). I kept learning new languages and programming for fun or building websites after that. I graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in electrical engineering, but found it was easier to get a job with my programming skills. My first job out of college was for a small startup called Goowy. It was then that I quickly realized that being an entrepreneur was my calling and I have started several companies since.