Who we arePermalink to “Who we are”
Virtual Coffee is, and always will be, a genuine community of people who value and prioritize supporting one another. We know that growth comes at all levels and that no matter what stage of the developer journey you're on, you can teach and learn.
Our twice-weekly live coffees with devs at all stages of the journey has grown into an online community that mentors, creates educational content, and provides a safe community at no cost. Since our first coffee in April 2020, we've added a lively slack, a site, Lunch & Learn talks, an Interview Series, a Hacktoberfest Initiative, and Lightning Talks.
Virtual Coffee is focused on being a positive and supporting place. We’re here to cheer you on when you land a job, get a promotion, or write your first blog post.
Our MissionPermalink to “Our Mission”
Virtual Coffee's mission is to be a welcoming tech community that allows room for growth and mentorship at all levels, and to create meaningful opportunities for learning, leadership, and contribution for everyone.
Our VisionPermalink to “Our Vision”
We welcome and support developers at all stages to create a more empathetic tech community.
Our Core ValuesPermalink to “Our Core Values”
- We use a person-first approach.
- We let intimacy, empathy, and respect inform our decisions.
- We create and support positive and inclusive community.
- We work to remove tech barriers.
- We believe everyone has the ability to teach and learn, and that collaboration of developers at all stages enriches our community.
- We meet people where they are, make space for everyone, and encourage the exchange and explorations of new ideas to create close relationships.
- We believe in a growth-mindset and encourage and create meaningful opportunities for learning and mentorship, creating a closer community through participation, leadership, and contributions.
- We value synchronous communication and events as a medium that encourages all of the above and enriches the asynchronous experiences.
Becoming a MemberPermalink to “Becoming a Member”
As we move into the third year of Virtual Coffee, the maintainers—with the help of a team of invested community members—have decided to pause the new membership while we work on finding the best ways to support our existing community and define what the new year will look like for us all.
Follow us on Twitter for the latest update while the new membership is paused.
You can find out more about our community and what we offer in our Member Resources section.