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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, November 2023

National November Writing Month! πŸ’

Hey budding writers!

October was Hacktoberfest and it was amazing, but now we're switching gears and putting our writer caps on! It's Nanowrimo!

πŸ’ž Kindness and Gratitude

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"Grateful for MagnoliaJS and meeting a bunch of VC people in person!"


"Had my first virtual coffee today and I’m grateful."


"Grateful for many learning opportunities I got this week around open source and I'm always, always grateful for being part of the VC family."


πŸ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

October Recap

πŸ’‘Monthly Theme & Challenge: Hacktoberfest!

October was our annual Hacktoberfest and it was amazing! Shoutout to everyone who participated. Everyone was contributed, or mentored, or maintained or just tried to provide support. We're super proud of all of you.

A huge thank you to Clerk for sponsoring the Virtual Coffee Hacktoberfest Initiative this year!

Additional gratitude to LevelUp Financial Planning for their support as well!

November: Nanowrimo time!

πŸ’‘Monthly Theme & Challenge: Blogging Challenge!

This month, we're working together to blog 100,000 words! Based off the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Challenge, we'll be doing the tech take on writing and working together towards the goal while posting on our own blogs. We hit over 100k words last year, and we're going to start this year's challenge with a goal of 100k words. Get those blog posts up!

Bekah wrote an amazing blog post called Blogging 2023 Monthly Challenge to get us started! You can learn more about the challenge here!


Season 9 is out!

β˜•πŸͺ‘ Coffee Table Events

πŸ“… Weekly Async Events

β˜• 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 the roles here!

✨ Member Content Highlights

Some of our member contents we loved in October!


πŸ† Member Wins

"I got two talks accepted to ConFoo Montreal! This will be the first time I’m giving a talk in person!"


"Had a win today : an interview tomorrow and I passed the AZ-900 (Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals)."


"I'm unexpectedly speaking at Momentum next week."


"It's official that Christine and I are supporting OpenSauced as community maintainers!"


"You are now looking at one of the newest members on the Developer Advocate Advisory Board at DevNetwork & DeveloperWeek."


πŸ‘€ What our members are up to

πŸ’» Open Source Projects

Sponsored by LevelUP Financial Planning

Thanks to this issue's sponsor, LevelUP Financial Planning, who understands the importance of finding balance between having an awesome life today, and being confident and excited about your future possibilities.

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