Andrei started writing code for Apple products at the age of 11 when he received an Apple ][. Note, not a plus, not an e... just a ][. As computers and the internet were only a passing fad (said the sales guy at CompUSA) he went off to study Theatrical and Mass Media production. As a result he self taught himself through Basic, Pascal, Object Pascal, C, C++, Objective-C, and then Swift.
Many years ago he discovered writing code paid more than waiting tables.