In this article, you can find the meaning of terms we use in the Virtual Coffee community.
Table of ContentsPermalink to “Table of Contents”
- Virtual Coffee Related
- Virtual Coffee Events Related
Virtual Coffee RelatedPermalink to “Virtual Coffee Related”
Coffee(s)Permalink to “Coffee(s)”
Our weekly Zoom chats | Tuesdays at 9:00 AM ET and Thursdays at 12:00 PM ET.
Coffee Table GroupsPermalink to “Coffee Table Groups”
They are small, special interest groups created and run by our members. They can involve Zoom meetings, async Slack hangouts, or anything else the members would like to do.
MaintainersPermalink to “Maintainers”
Virtual Coffee's core team.
Note TakerPermalink to “Note Taker”
An assigned member who takes notes during a Coffee and shares them afterward on Slack.
Room LeaderPermalink to “Room Leader”
An assigned member who facilitates a Coffee breakout room by moderating the conversations during the Coffee.
The abbreviation of Virtual Coffee. Our members usually refer to us as VC.
Virtual Coffee Events RelatedPermalink to “Virtual Coffee Events Related”
Hacktoberfest InitiativePermalink to “Hacktoberfest Initiative”
An event where we encourage, help, and support our members to contribute to and/or maintain open source repositories during Hacktoberfest.
Lightning TalkPermalink to “Lightning Talk”
Short (5-20 minute time range) tech-related presentations from members to members. We hold this event occasionally.
Lunch & LearnsPermalink to “Lunch & Learns”
It's a (typically) hour-long speaking opportunity for anyone in the community to share their thoughts and ideas with a small audience of friends.
Monthly ChallengePermalink to “Monthly Challenge”
Every month, we create a challenge with a particular theme to allow our members to learn, grow, and receive support and mentorship.
GeneralPermalink to “General”
Breakout RoomsPermalink to “Breakout Rooms”
Small groups in Zoom meetings.
The abbreviation of Code of Conduct.
HacktoberfestPermalink to “Hacktoberfest”
A month-long virtual event that encourages and supports open source contributions, sponsored by DigitalOcean.
Office HoursPermalink to “Office Hours”
A pre-arranged time when a person is available during working hours to answer questions or provide assistance.
SlackPermalink to “Slack”
Slack is the chat service that we use for our members to connect asynchronously.
Zoom is the communication and collaboration platform that we use for our virtual meetings and events.