2006 I first started programming in 8th grade. I toyed with visual basic barely scratching the surface of programming learning about flow control and variables. I would build simple projects like a calculator, but hey, it had a GUI!
Today My favorite language is Ruby, but I also work heavily in Bash with a little bit of Groovy, Scala, and CoffeeScript sprinkled in. I'm a full stack engineer, but I am currently diving deep into the world of DevOps. I started DevOps on a team that build deployment orchestration infrastructure. As the sole DevOps memeber, I was responsible for our own deployments, coordinating with the teams that are deploying, and also fixing any issues as they popped up (which happened all the time). I am currently working on the containerization of Workday using Docker and Kubernetes where I containerize micro services, build automated patching infrastructure in Jenkins, and create supporting infrastructure for alerting and logging. Most of these efforts are company wide, so I coordinate with different teams around the globe daily.