I had my first contact with a computer when I was only 8 years old. It was back in ’93 and I was in the 2nd grade. It was summer vacation. Our school organized a camp at the Black Sea. At the ground floor, there was a room with 10-15 PCs. We were allowed to use them anytime. Some of my friend were playing Doom, others Prince of Persia. There were also some other games I can’t recall.
But there were a bunch of older guys, who did something else, besides playing. One of those guys was writing… something. That written something was nothing else than QBasic code. He was writing a little program which drew wireframes of sphere on the screen. I was mesmerized!
A couple thousands miles away Marc Andreessen wrote Mosaic that same year, but more importantly CERN released the source code that Tim Berners-Lee wrote back in ’89 to the public domain making it open-source. I will always remember that I found my passion for writing code that same year.