When did you first know you would pursue a career in IT?

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Director in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
When I couldn't find a job for more than eight bucks an hour with my bachelor's of psychology and yet was offered $24k as an HTML jockey :-)
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Back in ‘88 my dad went to a Lotus 123 course for 2 weeks. He told me what the SW was about, showed me a few things & I was amazed of it. Then, I dive into it, I learned much faster than the 2-week course and I decided back then to pursue an IT career focusing on SW DEV.
CTO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
Well before I knew what IT was. I started programming on my Dad's TRS-80 Model II in 1980 and was completely hooked.
VP, Chief Security & Compliance Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
While supporting the IT organization as an IT Training lead.  I knew this was the right career path.
CIO in Energy and Utilities, 11 - 50 employees
In high school, when I got my first home computer. It started as new way of Entertaiment like videogame, it caught me as I became a proficient programmer.
Group IT Manager Operations in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
I was 13. A summer break activity lead to a full time career choice.
Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
When I was pursuing my degree in Marine Biology, and realized I had 2 times as many Computer Science classes completed.  It was clear to me computers would be in everything so I was taking computer classes to be ready for computerization.... and then realized that CS in itself was a career.  The A average in Computer Science helped too.
Executive Architect in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
In college.  I was studying Electrical Engineering and the coursework was dry and abstract.  The Computer Science courses showed me how I could simplify solve real world problems.  The switch was a no-brainer.

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