Here is my success at programming, not an expert but getting better. I have a project on the go but school is in the way so it kinda slowwwed down.
year 1-2 - junior high
year 3 - junior high
yeard 4-6 - high school
I testing programming with VB, tried JAVA.
year 7-8 - some college classes
I did some Linux script.
I tried old stuff with COBOL and PowerHouse on a unix system.
Got into C/C++ and the standard libraries.
Going to try JAVA , VB and RPG.
Right now I have a project on slow, school's almost over.
I plan on finishing the project, which is a small role playing game. With a story idea and one other programmer.
Before that I just had some experience with a little DOS and windows 3.1 doing what most kids do on computers...play games. I still play games in between all of my daily activities and computer sessions. lately I haven't been doing any programming other than reading new stuff and testing it out. I'm taking a look at DirectDraw
Hope this helps...you know on the realization that this type of things takes time...
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
I don't have any links to give you that I can remember except google.ca.
Why do I have a problem writing a resume?