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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, March 2024

Get Job Ready! πŸ’

Hey Friends!

It's the third month of the year and it's time to get job ready! Join us as we work together as a community to get resume ready, interview prepped and get those jobs!

πŸ’ž Kindness and Gratitude

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"Grateful for friends who kept me company and made my days in the #co-working-room"


"I’m honestly just so grateful to be a part of an amazing community that supports and uplifts each other."


"Grateful for this community and for Cris taking time to review my very novice code when I requested critique to get better!"


"I’m grateful for Chris not just for his L&L today but bc he’s stepped up as a volunteer in all the things. He’s an amazing volunteer, speaker, and person willing to try new things."


πŸ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

February Recap

πŸ’‘Monthly Theme & Challenge: Month of Learning!

We spent February picking up some new skills, joining cohorts, and broadening our knowledge!

March: Get Job Ready!

πŸ’‘Monthly Theme & Challenge: Get Job Ready!

During this month, we're all about Resumes, Cover Letters, and Elevator Pitch. There's never a bad time to update your job application materials.

The goal of this challenge is to work on creating, revising, or updating your job packet materials and that elevator pitch that might get you in the door. Your resume, cover letter, and elevator pitch should work together to tell your story and represent where you are on your career journey; each piece should complement the others. This challenge emphasizes taking time to ensure they work together or get some extra feedback on what you've worked on.

To view all of the details of this year's challenge, check out the March 2024 challenge page on the Virtual Coffee website.

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.

πŸ†• New Career Focus Channels Alert

We've added three new private channels β€” Senior+, Mid-level, Early-career β€” to our Slack for peer-to-peer conversation, because we know that it's good to be able to support and nurture conversations specific to your career level. If you're interested in joining the one you identify with most, DM Bekah on Slack.

🀝 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

Our members are making the internet a better place with their words and wisdom!



πŸ† Member Wins

The VC Team won Dev Post's MLH (Month Long Hackathon)! Huge congratulations to David Akim, Rad Turkin, and Satoshi Shirosaka!!! πŸŽ‰

"I gave my first in person conference talk Wednesday and doing my second one today!"


"Just got accepted to speak at StirTrek this year. Shout out to Ryan for helping me polish my abstract!"


"Finally released the mvp of my accessible color palette builder (also my first React project)!"


"I passed the AWS Data Engineer Associate beta I took back in December!"


πŸ‘€ What our members are up to

πŸ’» Open Source Projects

If you're a member and you’d like to give a Lunch & Learn or Workshop, you can submit your idea here.

Have a question, suggestion, or want to nominate someone’s act of kindness or blogpost? Email us at

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