Let's get ready to collaborate on Open Source Initiatives in September!
💞 Community Kindness
Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.
"VC provided a safe space and community to engage with and is a LARGE reason I kept going. I am super grateful for this community. I was helped tremendously through the Monthly challenges of April and June. All of the feedback and resume reviews and mock interviews were greatly appreciated!"
"Thankful for getting to work with Drew this weekend on a hackathon project. He has a marvelous eye and made a big, visible impact in a small amount of time."
📆 What's happening at Virtual Coffee
Monthly challenge -> All About Healthy Habits!
We spent August taking a step back, focusing on improving our habits and spaces. Shoutout to all the members who spent time improving organization and readmes or just took some time for reflection!
Volunteering at VC
Over the last few months, we've been trying to improve our documentation and support here at VC. We're very excited to be opening up membership! All of our active volunteers have an invite to send out to someone interested in joining Virtual Coffee. If you're interested in joining the volunteer team, check out some the roles here!
💡 Monthly Theme & Challenge: Preptember!
This month, we have two tracks. Maintainers will be reviewing their open source repos with our checklist to make sure their projects are ready for Hacktoberfest contributions, and our contributors will be looking at their favorite repos, evaluating them based on the guide, and writing good issues as needed to fulfill the criteria.
This month, we have resources for both project maintainers and potential project contributors. If it's your first time working with OSS, or you're just nervous and looking for support, we've got you covered.
We'll do weekly check-ins, have avenues for Q&A, and provide our usual friendly environments for collaboration!
Check out our full challenge description here.
☕🪑 Coffee Table Events
- Tech Interview Study Group (Mondays at 4:00 PM ET)
- Job Seekers Coworking (Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET and Thursdays at 9:00 AM ET)
- React/JS Meetup (Wednesday at 1:00 PM ET on the first and third weeks of the month)
- VC Public Speaking Support Group (Every other Monday at 12:00 PM ET — see #content-creation)
- Indie-startup hackers (Every other Wednesday at 12:00 PM ET — see #indie-startup-hackers)
☕ Official Virtual Coffee Events
- Virtual Coffee (Tuesdays at 9:00 AM ET | Thursdays at 12:00 PM ET)
- TypeScript Tuesday (Tuesdays at 2:00 PM ET on Twitch)
- Lunch & Learn: Hacktoberfest and Open-Sauced (Friday, September 9th, 12:00 PM ET)
- Lunch & Learn: Intro to Hacktoberfest (Friday, September 23rd, 12:00 PM ET)
Note: These are the currently scheduled times for these events at the time of this publication. Please check the official VC #announcements Slack channel, or other noted channels, for any updates and links to event rooms. For the full list of events, check out our events page.
We're back with Season 6 of the podcast!
- Seth Hall — From Film Production to Technical Product Owner: A Career Changer's Story
- 50th Episode Special — Live at KCDC 2022
- Sadie Jay — Technical Interviews for Bootcamp Grads
Here's some of the awesome articles our members wrote last month!
- Setting Up ABP With OpenIddict on Azure App Services — Brian Meeker
- How To Get Unstuck In Coding With The Power Of Community — Ayu Adiati
- Let's talk about Typescript — Ian McBull
"I found out the resource I wrote for how to write professional emails 4 years ago is still being used by my old charter school network for teacher training. Warm fuzzies!"
"I've gained around 200 twitter followers, many of whom I connected with personally over DM's or other interactions, mainly by participating in spaces on Twitter where I answer career and technical questions! Really wonderful!"
"Got a shoutout on the latest SyntaxFM episode ! "
What our members are up to
- Check out some of our resident streamers: Bekah, Nick, Jono, Arthur, and Ian.
- Nick Taylor's newsletter keeps you up to date with the hot topics in tech.
- Lucia Cerchie's newsletter is a breath of fresh air in the tech space.
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