Looks like a cool site!
I actually started with a degree in finance but then I got sacked during the 2008 crunch and it was hard for me to find a job.
I then asked myself “where is the money?” and picked up a programming book. Was a C++ dev for a while but kept criticising problems with our product. We didn’t have any QA other than devs a little unit-testing and manual testing every now and then… I was asked by my manager to start the QA team and have been in QA/QM/SDET roles since then (let’s call it 10 years).
I joined here to stay on top of the new things and chat with like-minded people.