I learnt to design a web site because of my love and zeal for it. At first it was so difficult for me, but I challenged myself to learn how to code. I was determined and focused. Self learning rocks!
I like solving problems. I got interested with programming because only a few students had time to code and could stay awake all night designing pseudo codes, developing procedures, algorithms and debugging apps.
However, the game changer came after our second semester first year exam, a certain course mate of mine who was proficient in Q-BASIC challenged me to the fact that having a good GP and graduating top of the class makes no sense for a prospective Computer Science graduate without a proven knowledge of programming.
I spent part of that money on the new Nike Air Max. It was the latest Air Max then, and I was on top of the world. There was nothing like motivation to get more business and buy the latest Nike shoes.
My uncle sent me a computer loaded with windows 3.1 and my life changed! I spent most of my time playing with this thing and my friends would come over and see me do all sort of boring things with it.