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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, October 2023

Hacktoberfest is finally here! ๐Ÿ‘ป

Hey, fellow Open Source Contributors!

September was Preptember, getting ready for our open source efforts but now it's finally here. It's HACKTOBERFEST!

๐Ÿ’ž Kindness and Gratitude

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"Folks in this community and the node.js community have been very helpful to me and I just... yeah. Super appreciate it."


"I'm grateful for Virtual Coffee's Preptember kickoff. I forgot about it this year, and I'm really impressed by all of the amazing documentation that Virtual Coffee has put together."


"I'm grateful for Dominic for our collaboration times and for having my back."


๐Ÿ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

September Recap

๐Ÿ’กMonthly Theme & Challenge: Preptember!

We spent the whole month getting ready for Hacktoberfest. Our monthly challenge team put together a whole slew of resources, talks, and prompts to help folks get started.

Hacktoberfest is HERE

๐Ÿ’กMonthly Theme & Challenge: Hacktoberfest and Open Source!

The Virtual Coffee Hacktoberfest Initiative is live and we're ready to rumble! We're kicking of on October 2nd, and looking forward to seeing how the community works together. As always, we're super proud of our mentors, maintainers, and contributors for choosing to participate.

Shoutout to two of our volunteers, Dominic Duffin and Ayu Adiati, for their amazing work getting the community ready for the season!


Season 9 is out!

โ˜•๐Ÿช‘ Coffee Table Events

๐Ÿ“… Weekly Async Events

โ˜• Official Virtual Coffee Events

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 of our open roles!

Member Content Highlights

Some of our member contents we loved in September!


Member Wins

"I just finished writing the last section for the alpha draft of my book on public speaking."


"I just got accepted to be a writer at freeCodeCamp!"


"Won my first-ever solo hackathon."


I finished my bootcamp course (Node.js) last week.


I've been accepted into the University of Colorado - Boulder's Post Baccalaureate โ€‹Applied Computer Scienceโ€‹ program!


Some big news! Iโ€™m going to be working with Bekah!!!!!


I am now a Postman Supernova.


What our members are up to

Open Source Projects (Hacktoberfest Approved)

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