A bit of background
Iíve only ever had two dream jobs. The first, at the age of nine, was to become a wildlife photographer. The second, at age twelve, was to become a programmer.
I started programming at age twelve using borrowed high school textbooks for the Pascal programming language. By age fourteen, I wanted to put my programs on the World Wide Web. So I learned to design and build websites. By age sixteen I had merged the two and created free online services, such as a banner ad designer and free 10mb hosting service.
I didnít need money to fulfill me; I gained great joy by simply knowing that people were using my creations. My first paid job came at age 17, a full $20 USD for an entire website built in one caffeine-fuelled all-nighter. I have not looked back since. I am now a well-seasoned twenty-six-year-old web developer with much to offer.