Started by adding Powershell Write-Host statements to the QA automation so when it barfed we'd at least have a clue as to which part of the script(s) to fix.
Then progressed to automating virtual machine setups using Powershell, Terraform, Ansible and the various cloud CLI's.
If anyone's reading these replies and thinking "everyone answering was in their teens when they started, I'm screwed" take heart. I thought only super intelligent people with some sort of special gift for maths could be programmers... I did an art degree ;)
Turns out it's like everything else. Be genuinely interested in the topic, have a need to get something done and PRACTICE.
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