I went to college for I don’t know what and signed up for an HTML class to have
enough credits to qualify for financial aid. I was hooked as soon as I realized
I could make art by typing - abstract, minimal, terrible poetry with letters and
words set in different styles. I used the
<font> tag and FTP uphill both ways
in the snow.
Later in 2009, in desperate need of physicality, noise, and mess (read: not coding), without a lick of experience, I somehow managed to land a part-time barista job at Intelligentsia. Improbably, it was learning how to make coffee that led me to the best company I’d ever worked for — Mozilla. Life never happens how you think it will.