I’ve been writing software for a long time; around 28 years, by my estimation. And I’m pretty good at it. Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve enjoyed making software; it’s an interest that waxes and wanes as I find and discard other interests and hobbies, but it’s the one I keep coming back to.
But I’ve never really learnt much about computer science, itself. I was hired as a developer when I was only 18 months into my degree, and I never looked back. But recently, I’ve decided to learn more about the maths and formal logic behind programming.
I imagine that most people do it the other way around; learn the theory, then learn the practice. Doing it this way should be an interesting trip.