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Virtual Coffee Newsletter, June 2024

Mid-Year Check-In! πŸ’

Hey Friends!

After a month of checking in on each other, it's time to check in on ourselves! Checking in with our goals, doing some accountability, recognizing our efforts and coordinating our actions for the future!

πŸ’ž Kindness and Gratitude

Spotlighting some of the kindness happening in our community.

"I'm grateful for the Tuesday night accountabilibuddies group. I'd name them all but I'm sure I'd leave someone out. You know who you are."


"I'm grateful to Nick for reaching out about joining him for a stream at some point."


"I’m grateful for Dominic and Ayu who always keep things going and approach everything thoughtfully."


"This week, I'm really grateful for my first VC meeting. It was inspiring."


πŸ’‘ What's happening at Virtual Coffee

May Recap: Community Kindness!

We spent some time just reaching out to old friends, sharing our appreciation for each other, and making space for good conversations! And as always, we don't have to stop the energy as the month concludes. Taking time to touch base with people we love and appreciate is an evergreen way to cultivate the kind of life that restores us!

June Challenge: Mid-Year Check-In!

The Mid-Year Check-In challenge is designed to provide an opportunity for Virtual Coffee members to reflect on their progress, reevaluate goals, and gain clarity on their journey. Let’s pause, assess, and adjust as we reach the halfway point of the year. This challenge aims to encourage personal growth, foster connection within the community, and provide a supportive space for members to share their insights, challenges, and successes.

Learn more about this challenge in this blog post and check out the full monthly challenge page!

β˜•πŸ“… 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

"I wrote my first shell script today. I used vim."


"I just got accepted to speak at Elixir Conf US! Super hyped for this one."


"Did my first solo presentation today at work and got a lot of great feedback from managers and other devs! It was in person too!"


"Wow I'm still taking it in, but got a reply on a job position I went for, as a tech lead/coach."


"I am glad to have given a talk last week."


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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