February was all about pairing up together and March is going to be all about making audio and video content, prepping for our lightning talks, and strengthening our community!
💞 Community Kindness
Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.
"The virtual coffee meeting I joined on Tuesday was amazing, I am truly grateful to have found this community. I can’t wait to hang out more, learn from you and get to know you guys. Nice to meet you all!"
"I am grateful for 100Devs and Virtual Coffee. Meeting so many amazing people in tech."
📆 What's happening at Virtual Coffee
Monthly challenge ->All About Pairing!
We spent the month of February forming teams to share ideas and work on projects.
VC Phase Three
It’s almost been two years since the first Virtual Coffee happened. We’ve met so many new friends, learned and grew together, and formed into the welcoming community we have today.
As we move into this third year of Virtual Coffee, the maintainers--with the help of a team of invested community members--have made the decision to pause 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.
We’re very excited to be going into another year of Virtual Coffee with you all, taking on new challenges, and making space for everyone here.
A new way to join our meetings
To make our internal events easier to discover and to standardize the process to join any Virtual Coffee event, you'll now check the announcements for a "Join Now" button before the event. You can also see our new and improvedVirtual Coffee Events page to see what official Virtual Coffee and member-led events we have going on every week!
**Please note that links from meetingplace will no longer work.
💡 Monthly Theme & Challenge:Month of Creating Audio/Visual content!
We all have something to share. And when we share with others, we both invite them to share with us and create a community of knowledge sharing and access to learning. This month, we'll focus on a different form of sharing: Audio/Visual!
💡 Maintainer's Q&A — March 25th
One of our maintainer's will be hosting a zoom session where members of the community have the chance to ask questions, give feedback, and have a casual, thoughtful conversation about the state of the community.
💡 Lightning Talks are back!
We're bringing back the lightning talks!!!
Day/Time: April 8th
Details: Several 7-10 minutes tech-related talks
How: Livestreamed to the VC community
Member Blogpost Highlights
Here's some of the awesome articles our members wrote to kick the year off!
- Debugging with VSCode's inbuilt Debugger - Taiwo Yusuf
- We've Been Here Since the Beginning - Abbey Perini
- Zen and the art of writing good commit messages - Vic Vijayakumar
- #100Devs Bootcamp - Raeshelle Rose
As always, shout-out to all our members celebrating new roles this month!
"Finished my first hackathon with the help of Andrea and Leo."
"Win: got an award at a company awards ceremony!"
"Win: The environment setup guide I wrote for onboarding worked well. I was able to pair with a new dev and get their local environment working in a couple of hours."
What our members are up to
- Check out some of our resident streamers:Bekah,Nick,Jono,Arthur, andIan.
- Nick Taylor's newsletterkeeps you up to date with the hot topics in tech.
- Arthur Doler createdan amazing talk about burnout.
Open Source Projects
- VirtualCoffee.io, an 11ty Web App for our community created by Dan Ott
- Regex Parser, a regular expression parser project by Amy Shackles
- DRONE - a Continuous Delivery system built on container technology