My passion for Software Development stated when I was 13 years old. No fancy visual components was available then, and if you wanted buttons and borders, it was all done by you.
I sold my first applications when I was still in school, and Windows was just a fancy add-on to DOS :)
I've been doing software development professionally for the last 17 years, and informally for 5-6 years before that.
In my career as a software developer, I moved up the chain quite quickly, did my own thing for a few years, and even employed some people to help me service my customers. Since then I've been exposed to a lot of technologies incl. SQL, Delphi, C#, WCF and a lot more.
Software Development is more than just a job for me, and I hope to be able to do it for free one day.