I was very lucky to grow up with my own PC for most of my childhood. When I turned 10, that PC was also connected to the Internet. I became curious about tech which led me to online forums about Linux, and later on about hobbies like manga/anime. I grew up participating in these online communities. My first projects as a teen were around creating forums and communities. They were my getaway to meet like-minded people beyond the small town I lived in.