Hey fellow Open Source Contributors!
💞 Kindness and Gratitude
Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.
"I'm grateful for a nice OSS chat and discussion with Dominic."
"Grateful to be part of the community, and looking forward to chatting with more of you!"
"Grateful that this community exists, and Bekah invited me all those years ago."
📆 What's happening at Virtual Coffee
💡Monthly Theme & Challenge: Healthy Habits!
August was all about getting back into the habits that keep us happy and healthy throughout the rest of the year. As a community we tried to refocus on the important daily/weekly/monthly activities that keep us centred.
September is Preptember
💡Monthly Theme & Challenge: Prepping for Hacktoberfest!
Every year, this community participates in Hacktoberfest, the yearly celebration of all things Open Source. In order to make the month as successful as possible, we used September to get ready as participants, open source maintainers, and mentors. All through the month we'll be getting ready, asking each other questions, reviewing each others codebases, and doing all the prep necessary to make Hacktoberfest a success!
New this year: We have a repository for our members to practice open source, add themselves as Preptember participant, and to list repositories that pass our repository checklist to be recommended for Hacktoberfest. You can learn more here!
Season 8 is out!
☕🪑 Coffee Table Events
- Tech Interview Study Group (Mondays at 4:00 PM ET)
- Accountabilibuddies (Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET | Thursdays at 9:00 AM ET | Every other Sundays at 1:00 PM ET)
- The Pack Hunt (Tandem Job Hunting) (Wednesdays at 2:00 PM ET)
- Feelings Friday (Fridays at 10:00 AM ET)
- Frontend Friday Folks fighting CSSBattle.dev (Fridays at 11:00 AM ET)
- Savvy Saturday Stylers Slaying CSSBattle.dev (Saturdays at 12:00 PM ET)
☕ Official Virtual Coffee Events
- Virtual Coffee (Tuesdays at 9:00 AM ET | Thursdays at 12:00 PM ET)
- Async Twitter Chat (Fridays — prompts tweeted out at 9:00 AM 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.
Volunteering at VC
We're very excited to continue open membership with the support of our active volunteers! All 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!
Member Content Highlights
Some of our member contents we loved in August!
- Open Source and Git Glossary — Ayu Adiati
- Canada Blew Out France 2023 FIBA World Cup — Alex Curtis-Slep
- Getting Started in a New Codebase — Abbey Perini
"I PASSED MY DEMO CERT!"
"I am excited to announce that I will be full time with freeCodeCamp!"
"Deployed a photo gallery and blog website!"
Congratulations to Brian Rinaldi for CFE making the nominations for most welcoming Dev Community!
What our members are up to
- Chris J. does a weekly post for goals of the week.
- Nick Taylor's newsletter keeps you up to date with the hot topics in tech.
- Dominic Duffin co-hosts ArtTechChat on Twitter every Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.
- Ray Deck is co-hosting a vid-pod about low code/no code solutions on YouTube!
Open Source Projects
- VirtualCoffee.io — a Remix Web App for our community created by Dan Ott
- Intro to Open Source — an open source course to support new contributors to open source