It seems like there are three major paths to learning how to program: in school, from someone else, or on your own. Some programmers learned through only one of these paths, while others used more than one technique.

I was first exposed to programming through my father, but my first true instruction was in high school. After learning a few languages in high school and taking two Computer Science courses in college, I taught myself the rest of the way.

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