As it is still a relatively young profession, it's interesting to see why people became software developers. It can be a fantastic question to ask at an interview, as an honest answer gives you real insight into how passionate someone really is about developing software, or at least can help guage potential. A lot of the time people are simply in it for the money. Other times I find that people have fallen into the industry - they had a different idea of what their degree would lead to, and ended up somewhere completely different. Although this happens, it's not necessarily a bad thing.
I'd like to see why readers decided to become a software developer. After voting, please leave comments to give us some more insight. Perhaps, more importantly, how can we encourage new graduates to join the software industry