I started programming at the age of 21 while already in the University, and it began for me as a trial and error type of thing.
Well, as a kid growing up in England in the 80's I got into computer gaming with the ZX81, then a spectrum, then an Atari, then an Amiga, so I had a strong interest in computing. Alas, I was incredibly lazy at school and left with no qualifications, so went to work in construction, and did this for about 8 years before I went to night school and studied C/C++ for fun, after my second year my lecturer got me a job at his place of work in 1995 and I have not looked back since :D
At the age of 14 on my TI-82 Stats calculator.
not sure. dialect Basic
My first programming course was when I was 10 years old (grade 6). I learned this really old educational language called LOGO. Subsequently, I learned Wordstar, FoxBasePro and PASCAL. I was never in love with programming during all this, though I think I was relatively good at the time.
It wasn't until I took my first programming course in university (2007) that I fell in love with it. I learned python and fell completely in love with the language and programming. Python remains my first love and is still my go-to language today
I began programming when I was around 11 years old. My older brother had decided that he wanted to be a game programmer, so I copy-catted him and said I wanted to be, too.
Dad bought us a copy of Power Basic, and while my brother mainly just took the sample programs and changed the credits to his name, I got really into writing Basic code and pouring through the tome of a BASIC manual that came with it.
I have been in love with programming ever since.
Over 12 years of game programming.