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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, October 2021

Hacktoberfest is here!

Hey friends!

September was all about getting prepped and powered up for Hacktoberfest, and now we're finally here! Time for some success in OSS!

πŸ’ž Community Kindness

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"I'm so grateful for everyone here, and I'm so happy to see everyone's progression since I joined VC. Love my peeps!"


"I'm grateful for still nice weather, my family, Virtual Coffee, that I got accepted in The Collab Lab cohort, and being part in the process of CodeLand ❀"


"Grateful for family, tech community, Virtual Coffee friends, my bootcamp cohort, and current (good) health. Life is good."

Jennifer T.

πŸ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

September Recap

October Happenings

πŸ’‘ Monthly Theme & Challenge: Hacktoberfest! Participate in open source, learn, and have fun!!

This month we have three tracks:

Maintainers - They provide issues labeled Hacktoberfest on their repository(ies), review the PRs for these issues, and validate and merge following the rules of the contest. They also answer the contributors' questions.

Contributors - They find issues labeled Hacktoberfest they want to solve. The goal of the contest is to have 4 PRs validated during the month of October.

Mentors - They will be paired with a mentee (contributor or maintainer). They provide support either on Slack, during a 1:1, a pairing session, or whatever works best for the team!

We also have a #hacktoberfest-co-working-room open in slack for all of our members co-working needs. Special thanks to Decentology for sponsoring our Hacktoberfest Initiative.

πŸŽ™οΈ Podcasts

We successfully finished season 3 of the podcast!

πŸ₯ͺ Member Events

These are members-only events that last for 45 - 90 minutes.

Member Blogpost Highlights

Some of our member posts we loved last month!

Member Wins!

Ayu, Andrea, and Mandi will be joining the upcoming cohort of The Collab Lab.

Cristien got a big shoutout from VP of Product at her company.

Ayu, Jono, Julia, and Dan all helped to make Codeland awesome this year!

What our members are up to

Open Source Projects We Love!

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