I'm a non-stop world traveling web programmer and father with own web projects financing our lifestyle.
Beginning as a teenager, I did projects for big players like major media advertisers, aviation authorities and TV stations.
Many people think they are the master chiefs of the programming universe. However, the most important thing you can do to improve your programming skills is: Be curious and don't be afraid to learn something new. And don't be an asshole.
That's why I joined StackOverflow. To learn and to help others with things I know.