Once upon a time i whent to school and learned about Ohm's law and most of his friends, got a nice degree in computer/elecronics science. Did some programming in C too.
Have since mid 90's never touched a soldering iron until a few years ago i stumbled upon Arduino. Things took off from there.
Been slightly in touch with some Cypress PSOC cards and the infamous ESP8266 as well.
Wouldn't ever really call myself an expert in programming or electronics but I know what to keep my fingers away from.