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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, April 2024

Public Speaking! πŸ’

Hey Friends!

It's April and Lightning Talks are quickly approaching! So we're doing everything we can to get geared up to share our knowledge, learnings, and insights!

πŸ’ž Kindness and Gratitude

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"So grateful to find so many encouraging people!"


"Grateful also as always for this community."


"I am also grateful for all the encouragement Julia gave me this week; it helped me break out of my shell."


"Grateful for the VC Community, Good health, Family, getting assigned another client this month."


πŸ“† What's happening at Virtual Coffee

March Recap

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

We spent the month working on resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and all thing getting ready to work! Shoutout to all our community members who participated!

April: Find Your Voice with Public Speaking!

πŸ’‘Monthly Theme & Challenge: Public Speaking!

Whether you're preparing for a keynote, a tech talk, or just want to get more comfortable speaking in public, we've got your back.

During this month, we'll be breaking down the art of public speaking into manageable steps, focusing on different aspects each week. Throughout the month, we'll provide resources, tips, and opportunities to practice and get feedback from the community.

To view all of the details of this year's challenge, check out the April 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 or Meg 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

Brave. Bold. Fearless. Our very own Meg spent 4+ hours working on Rust ( #doitlive ) this weekend. While I don’t always advocate weekend work, what a great show of effort and inclusion to work through what we’re doing in the Rust #learning-together cohort live. Live! On YouTube and Twitch! Congrats and way to go Meg.

"DEV picked my WeCoded post for their Top 7 Posts of the Week."


"Pretty pleased I managed from a mkdir to a "working" & publicly hosted website in under 45 minutes"


"Im on the news! WXTL did a little article of the class I teach"


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 blog post? Email us at

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