Why coders code: 7 LA developers on what got them into programming

For all the glory we heap on founders and C-level executives, the success of a given startup is determined behind closed doors, where teams of over-experienced, underpaid developers slave away to create some of the most innovative products. Now it's their turn to speak. Here's how these seven developers got to where they are today.

FieldTest Co-Founder and CTO Eric Martin started out his career as a software engineer as a temp for Disney in the early-1990's. By his own admission, his career has followed a bit of a serpentine pattern, but his genuine curiosity for coding has taken him to the top of LA's community of developers.

Peter Luttrell