If programming feels like a thing you have literally ever done, you can call yourself a programmer. Also you have at least one more level to master, because literally all programmers do. This is a trade marked by constant learning.

If you feel like you do not have anything else to learn--then you're in trouble.

@vollink I'm a full-time engineering manager, and I'm still learning stuff. If I don't keep up with best practices, how can I facilitate my team's professional development?

@Annalee That makes sense. I've been in a place that doesn't grow much, it appreciate growth, so it's been hard for me to think about it that way. What I learn, I typically do for my own curiosity, not for the team I wouldn't be allowed to boost.

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