I started software development when I was kid, doing simple stuff like writing DOS batch command routines to copy games on my 30 megabytes hard disk from floppies and other cute stuff like animated sprites in pascal.
Then I started to write HTML at 15 and to explore possibilities of the web, and after a bit I wanted to do things like store data coming from forms ...but at the time server meant solid metal, and having linux running on your family personal computer was not a simple affair.
With the time find informations on the internet became more easy, so I left university at 21 to start my career as web developer.
Today, 32, I'm still finding my way. :)