I had my first contact with Neos round about 2 years ago. It was the first Neos CMS und Flow Meetup HH. Shortly after which I began an apprenticeship at sitegeist media solutions GmbH where my journey went on.
Back then I did not have much programming experience on real projects. I went to university for one and a half years before and did some experiments with different programming languages, but that was all. When I began my apprenticeship at Sitegeist I had many ways to push my knowledge and skills further. Thankfully I had the opportunity of further company sponsored education like going to conferences or pair programming. After work I sometimes go to meetups to get an additional insights into a topic and to know what other people and companies are up to.
The first sprint I attended was in November 2016 and I was fascinated from the first day. I love the passion, motivation and energy every single one of the Neos team members have and that motivates myself to be this way too. After that I attended the Neos Barcamp, the other two sprints since then and the Neos Conference. All this was much fun especially to see the development of the project not only from a remote point of view but also to contribute to the React UI development.
So, this is me :)
if you are not sure if you want to join the development of Neos and Flow, also as a non programmer, you should join a sprint and see what's going on there!