What was your first ever experience with programming?
I consider myself really lucky in this regard. As a kid, I got to attend a summer class at my local library that taught us how to write code to drive little animations in LOGO(1) on an Apple IIe. I remember that we had an entire storyboard and example code for how to complete it, but we all put our own little unique touch on the finished animation.
It was a great class that appealed to boys and girls both, and gave us a finished product that you didn’t have to be a programmer to appreciate. Honestly, it took me a moment to realize this was my first programming experience, because thinking back on my first experiences first made me think about BASIC and Pascal in high school computer labs.