I'm a coder and I'm not! Started programming with 12 years on a C64 and basic, switched to C, C++, Java, a little PHP and Perl ... Today I'm 44. I studied computer sciences and worked some years as business application developer.
It bored me, so I changed and now working as IT consultant instead of writing code. But I'm still a coder and can't live without code. So I do programming in my spare time with the advantage that I can program whatever I want and not have to fit a customers (often strang and weird) needs.