When I was a kid, I fell in love with computers. My first computer was a KAYPRO I and later a KAYPRO II (CP/M based machines, not MS-DOS). I still remember thinking, "what in the world am I going to do with 191kb of storage?" when double-sided floppies came out. I was a hobbyist programmer, starting with BASIC and Turbo Pascal. When I was in college, I found a love for Organic Chemistry and ended up getting a Masters degree in Chemistry. During graduate school I met a guy that introduced me to his recruiter at Microsoft. I ended up getting job offers from a pharmaceutical company and Microsoft. The offer from Microsoft was too exciting to pass up even though it was less money. I spent ten years at Microsoft, five in Word (SDE) and five in SharePoint (SDET I/II).