Although we had computers at home while growing up (in a time where it wasn't a certainty to have computers at home), I never wrote a single line of code until I was in my late twenties (except for making a really ugly homepage when I was 14 years old). It wasn't until then that I realized that you don't need to be some sort of über genius to be able to learn how to write code - mere mortals like myself could do it as well.
Before I started working in IT, I worked in the hospitality and security businesses. When I'm not at the office, I try to live out my passion for food, gaming and rock n' roll.
The thing that excites me the most about coding is the fact that it's a craft with a set of strictly logical rules, yet it requires a big chunk of creativity as well. I like to compare programming with building Legos; you have a set of predefined parts, but you can combine them in billions and billions of ways to make your own unique solution. And if you consider yourself too old to be playing with Legos – then I just feel sorry for you!