Welcome! We have several programmers here (myself included), and it'll be great for you to have friends in the game to play with, so I'm glad that Zramn pointed you our way.
We can absolutely get you setup -- you had mentioned interested in Adam & Eves or the Panda Bears... A&E deal primarily with trading, commerce, mining and logistics and Panda Bears work in the area of Recon and Intel; which would interest you more?
I want to point out that picking one squadron doesn't preclude you from joining in on operations with the other. There may be a little extra training involved, but we want to give our members the freedom to enjoy the game with a good group of pilots. It just makes it easier on our side to make sure we can engage everyone and keep track of promotions, commendations, etc.
Let me know and I'll get you setup!