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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, February 2022

Pairing Up and Lightning Talk Prep in VC

Hey friends!

January was all about getting back into the swing of things, and in February, we're going one step further, finding friends to pair up with and getting ready for lightning talks!

šŸ’ž Community Kindness

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"This community has been so supportive this week and I am very grateful that I have so much support."


"I'm so grateful for this community. It is possible that I would have quit trying on several occasions over the last two years, including this week, if it weren't for all of you. Some of them have tagged me in a message or reached out to me in DMs with just one or two sentences expressing support. You have absolutely no idea what your simple gestures have meant to me. Thank you!"


šŸ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

January Recap

February Happenings

šŸ’” Monthly Theme & Challenge: Month of Pairing!

Pairing is more than just coding with someone else. Pairing is about communication, teaching, learning, positive reinforcements, and growing.

šŸ„Ŗ Lunch & Learns and Workshops

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

** Link for the Lunch & Learns can be found in Slack about 15 minutes before the event and the descriptions can be found at

šŸ’” Lightning Talks are back!

We're bringing back the lightning talks!!!

Day/Time: TBA, likely end of March

Details: 7-10 minutes on a tech-related topic

How: Livestreamed to the VC community

** Mentorship will be available. This is a great space to test out a new talk, work on speaking in front of an audience, sharing and supporting others. All speakers must be VC members. Everyone who submits is accepted! To submit your talk, head over to our form. We'll be accepting proposals through Friday, February 11th.

Member Blogpost Highlights

Here's some of the awesome articles our members wrote to kick the year off!

Member Wins

As always, shout-out to all our members celebrating new roles this month!

"I have had my end of year review and my title has changed from Junior Full Stack Developer to Full Stack Developer, effective immediately."


"Was awarded for RenderATL scholarship to go to their conference in June!!! This is going to be my first professional conference that Iā€™m going to in person!!"


"Finished 6 talk ideas and submitted to KCDC!"


What our members are up to

Open Source Projects

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