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Coffee Table Groups

The list of Coffee Table Groups—the small, special interest groups created and run by our members.

Coffee Table Groups are small, special interest groups created and run by our members. They can involve Zoom meetings, async Slack hangouts, or anything else the members want to do.

In this article, you will find the list of our current Coffee Table Groups based on the day and time of the events. You can contact the group's Leader for any questions or ask for more information, and you are most welcome to join!

Mondays at 4:00 PM ET

Leader: Julia Seidman

A weekly discussion of job search & interview-related topics—mini mock interviews, technical topic discussions, job search tips, occasional guest speakers, etc. We are always looking for ideas to help meet your needs! All stages of career & job search are welcome.

Interested? Join the #tech-interview-study-group Slack channel!

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Tuesdays at 7:00–9:00 PM ET | Thursdays at 9:00–11:40 AM ET

Tuesdays: Ethan Freire, Rad Turkin | Thursdays: Meg Gutshall, Joe Karow

Do you want to learn that new tool, finish that blog post, or send that job application, but you're so busy that the day is over before you know it? Join us and add some fun and friendly accountability to your schedule!

Drop into our sessions whenever and for however long your schedule allows. You'll find encouragement and support alongside your accountabilibuddies, no matter the goal!

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Currently on hiatus

Leader: Ray Deck

Running a company? Thinking of starting? We support each other and discuss the issues that can make us better at the business of technology. Hack commerce!

Interested? Join the #indie-startup-hackers Slack channel!

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Wednesdays at 2:00 PM ET

Leader: Rad Turkin

Job Hunting as a collective—an accountability session exclusively for job hunting. Share your goals, target roles, and resources, support each other by being present, modeling good job hunting, and sharing as we apply for jobs, reach out to recruiters, and scroll LinkedIn for leads. "Hunt with the pack, arwoooo..."

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Fridays at 8:00 PM ET

Leader: Ethan Freire

Feelings Friday was started at the Flatiron School coding bootcamp by its founders, Avi Flombaum & Adam Enbar, after noticing burnout among their first cohorts. Join a safe space to share what that's on your mind and hold space for others. It's a great way to unwind at the end of the week!

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Fridays at 11:00 AM ET

Leader: Jörn Bernhardt

We work on a puzzle at CSSBattle, and we're taking over the #co-working-room channel during this time. Feel free to join us and learn more about CSS!

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Leader: Tom Cudd
(or contact our Coffee Table Group Coordinator, Abbey Perini)

Read, study, and discuss 2-3 books each year with fellow Virtual Coffee readers. Use the questions in the Virtual Coffee Book Club on GitHub discussions to go at your own pace for any past books. Feel free to gather a group of friends and start your own read-through for a book.

Just join the #book-club Slack channel!

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These are the currently scheduled times for the events at the time of this publication. Please check the official Virtual Coffee #announcements, #vc-events, or other noted channels on Slack for any updates and links to event rooms.

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