February 4, 2014
Probably February 2011.
Only that it's the realization of about 20 years of cypherpunk speculation. Seriously, we haven't even begun to exploit its potential as a protocol for implementing other services on top of.
The Bitcoin protocol comprises a written specification and a de facto standard determined by what transactions Bitcoin-Qt will include in mined blocks. That's ok for now, but we need to think about moving to a multistakeholder governance model to give more of a voice to the larger body of Bitcoin users that aren't long-time protocol hackers.
I've written a few scripts to do things like track unusual exchange rate moves. Nothing serious right now.
I'm a maths graduate from the UK; I moved to Israel in 2011 and finished with the army in late 2013. I've considered myself a software developer since around 2009, though I've been hacking longer than that. Interests: AI, poker, computational assets.