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Discussion on: How did you get into programming in the first place?

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Thad Humphries

I was a recently discharged Army paratrooper, and hired for a job requiring a top secret clearance, but the Army lost my file. While I was being re-cleared, the company put me on a contract that did not require clearances--putting ruggedized laptops into a light infantry unit. I learned programming while being the middle man between the grunts and the geeks.