Today at work, a couple of my co-workers flagged me down to help them figure out a problem with an Angular app they were working on.
Now, my only experience with Angular has involved playing with it in my spare time (and trying to write a video game with it) — whereas these are people who have been doing Angular development as their day job for the past month or so.
Of course, I did volunteer to give the team a lunch-and-learn presentation, back when they started on this project, to help introduce them to Angular. So I guess I already had some Angular street cred. Plus, they’ve known me for years — enough to know how I like to dig into the details and figure out how things tick.
But still, I thought that was pretty cool — that even in my spare time, I’ve picked up enough Angular knowledge that they called me over to help.
(And yes, I was able to help get their code working.)