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branwen asks:

1. What is your very favourite childhood memory, and what makes it so special to you?
Sitting on the porch with my dad, watching a thunderstorm. We’d huddle under this particular blanket and just be close. He’d drink a maté and we’d listen to the thunder, smell the rain, and smell the drink.

2. What got you into coding/programming?
Having it be there, always in my life — it’s always been something to focus on, something intriguing and artistic and creative. And the sound of the keys on the TI99/4a was particularly pleasant.
3. What was the best trip you’ve ever gone on?
In 1998, I went to England with the theater group. We did improv shows in two schools, a performance of Antigone, and I ran the lights for the adult’s show. We toured Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Bath, Avebury and Salsbury. I learned more about myself on that trip than I can possibly describe, and enjoyed it very, very much.
4. What skill of yours are you most proud of?
The ability to see what people are really feeling despite both attempts to hide it and practiced façades.
5. What was your first word as a baby?
The ever boring “mama”. I’ll have to ask what I said next — I don’t know.