My name is Kyle Smith. When I was about 13 years old my father brought home a computer that his boss was about to throw out. It was a Zenith 8088 clocked at 4Mhz (with a turbo button that upped it to a blazing 8Mhz). Shortly after giving it to me I discovered my calling in the form of GW-BASIC.
Over the years I slowly upgraded my language skills (and my hardware). I worked my way through QBasic 4.5, QuickBASIC, QB7.1, Visual BASIC, C++, Perl, and PHP. College brough me into the world of .NET and with that VB.Net and C#.
I am now a lead software developer focusing on .NET and Database applications. Oh, and my employer? The very one who gave my father that very first Zenith 8088. Talk about investing in your future.