I am a coder
"A computer. And you can play with it? Wow!"
I first saw a personal computer in a holiday trip to the USA sometime in the late 1970s. It was an amazing sight and my intuition told me that I would live forever around computers. This was science-fiction stuff for a scrawny Venezuelan kid of that era.
I had an early start at that time: my father travelled overseas a lot for business, and he loved buying gadgets you could not find in Venezuela.
At one point or another my father had a HP-35 calculator, a Pulsar watch, a first-generation Odyssey console (which he sold shortly after, to my eternal regret), a digital-chess board and all kinds of Super-8 movie-making gadgetry.
I had a Radio Shack Electronic Project Kit. Laugh at me, but I loved that board.