I've been a hobbyist programmer for over 15 years. I used to write programs for DOS-based systems - freeware, shareware and custom applications. I lived in rural West Tennessee where there was no demand for programmers and I have never been able to make a living with what I know. I continue to study and learn new languages when my real life lets me. Now I'm unemployed and hoping to become a professional in some form. I have never had any contact with real programmers 'til now. This site is my first chance to interact with real programmers!
I am currently working on a Twitter application in C# - just as practice. I need some help learning how to become a professional programmer.