I started out as a roadie for 6 years in the late 80s. During that time, I developed teleprompter software on a 8088 luggable using Borland's Turbo Pascal, as well as a lot of custom development using PICK.
If you've never heard of these, that's ok. Suffice it to say, I'm old(er).
Since that time, I've worked for a few smaller consulting firms, open source companies as well as running my own successful consultancy for a number of years.
Today, I'm working as a services consultant for CloudBees, helping people with installations, troubleshooting and training on our products. I'm also the co-host of the DevOps Paradox podcast with Viktor Farcic.