While currently I don't have any formal training or certifications in the IT field I have been involved with computers and electronics since my teens, and really before that. My father was, and still is, in the technical and IT realm and encouraged my younger brothers and I to persue our interests. Mine was certainly computer related. In my early teens he gave my brothers and I an HTML book and said "With this and Notepad (on Windows 98 at the time) you can create websites.". And that's what we did. Each of us created webpages on our computers and linked them together. Since then I have loved playing with web design using HTML, PHP and CSS. I also really enjoy bash scripting on linux and have some python and perl experience.