My first experience was self taught BASIC on one of the very early generation home computers. (Which was some kind of Z80 based TRS80 knock off btw.)
After that I briefly learnt a little bit of Fortran, but it was on an incredibly ancient mainframe with some really old version of the compiler. The main thing I remember about that was how much it "sucked", though TBH I've since had some exposure to more modern versions of the language and didn't really mind it.
After that I learnt Pascal and it very quickly became my favorite language. In a way, Pascal and it's cousin Delphi kept me from learning too much C/C++. I've been semi fluent in C for a long time but could never really bring myself write code in C when I knew I code do it more quickly with a lot less required debugging in Pascal/Delphi.
Also, back in the proverbial day, I programmed a bit in assembler. This is going back a long way though, back to when the Intel 8085 was all shiny and new and the 8048 was cutting edge in micro controllers (the two main platforms I used with asm).
Just wondering what is the programming background of other members?