Wrote the first, and to my knowledge only, full send/receive smtp mta in pure-moocode
👑 Invited to take graduate-level AI course by CS department chair
Impressed the instructor enough in undergrad 400-level Programming Paradigms course that I was invited to take his 700-level AI course the next semester.
Taught self to program in BASIC at age 6
I was given a TRS-80 Color Computer, but quickly grew bored with the games it came with. If you booted it up without a cartridge, it dropped you to a prompt where you could write BASIC. So I started teaching myself to program.