I grew up in Toronto, Canada and began coding around the age of 11 or 12. Well, not exactly coding as in C++, but I wrote scripts and built maps/games for Warcraft III. I really enjoyed being able to be creative and build things that I fully controlled and owned, and extremely loved having others play and enjoy what I had created. This was what made me realize that I wanted to do this for a living. From there I expanded my horizons, learning actual programming languages and creating side projects, studying Software Engineering at Waterloo and interning at five different companies. Currently I'm working at Facebook full time as a software engineer.