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"Eddie, who is in his late 30s, says he missed his childhood calling to be an astronaut. "Maybe one day I'll get a sub-orbital flight," he joked during an interview with iTWire.

"While in high school, he developed a love for drafting and, as a result, wanted to continue with this at the tertiary level; hence, he decided it would be better to complete a degree rather than a diploma. That led him into civil engineering.

"He had an early start as far as coding goes. "I started coding on the Apple 2 in 1990 (about my year 9 in high school)," he says.

""The engineering degree covered learning UNIX, Fortran and C and my final year thesis was writing a basic solid's modeller to integrate with finite element analysis packages. When I wasn't writing basic C programs to help with engineering calculations I was pushing Lotus and Excel spreadsheets to their limits.""

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