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This is how I became a programmer

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This is how I became a programmer

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Β·Nov 11, 2022Β·

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So here I am for another article on the blog. Two years are gone from the opening post, but not so many posts have arrived, right?

I focused a lot on working as well as on my studying carrier, so I couldn't be very active. But here we are with another 🎊

Today we will talk about something that many tech guys may have in common, gaming.

But WHY do many of us share this particular background? Because it's the first engagement with technology that we ever had.

In most cases, it has been with Atari cabins, Nintendo, or Sony consoles. Indeed it depends on the year of your birth, but the most common names could be Mario, Zelda, or Pokemon.

Where did my journey start?

I started it with PlayStation 2. That's because my father used to play some scary games, like resident evil 4, and I'd like to watch him play behind his shoulders. Then the first gift, the Gameboy Color, with pokemon games, and after that, the Nintendo DS with professor Layton's riddles and many more.

denise-jans-l1SEP7nf2XU-unsplash.jpg I grew up, and I said goodbye to Nintendo's house. I moved to Sony with PlayStation 3. I played some of the biggest names like The elder of scrolls V: Skyrim and Call of Duty black ops I and II. Soner I moved to the pc, one of the lucky born when computers were relatively cheap and with a father that had a passion for new films if you know what I mean πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

With the computer and the power of the internet, everything changed. I found that the age of browser games was rising. By doing so, I discovered the site flashgames.it, a website which was overflowing with browser games. With that new weapon in my young and nerd hands, I started to use all my spare time as a kid on this site. I also found some games for two players with the same keyboard, and with that, I played a lot with my friends. pexels-alena-darmel-7742816.jpg In those years I found out also Facebook. The platform was released at the beginning of 2004 and in the range of years between 2009 to 2011 I started to use Facebook for browser games. With the power of social, I was sharing power-ups and lives, reducing construction time or inviting to games to all my friends. There was a war about who had the best town in Millionaire CityπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ.

Finally, I arrived at real games, with at least an installer for windows. Metin 2 was the first MMO I'd never played and like everyone, at that time, I played for many years to come at Minecraft and there I was finding new friends over skype groups and chats or TeamSpeak channels. Then I finally moved into the indie world.

I could continue, but the more I write, the more I smile at myself and how nerd I am. I should say it, I'm proud of my background.

In conclusion

With all this experience with computers, installers, browser usage...I started to get in touch with directories, files, different extensions, photos, internet problems, torrents, and so on. Making experience and building my skills, but I didn't know that.

So now it's your turn. Share your experience in the comment below and like the post if you've ever had a similar background.%[Link]

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