Virtual Buzz

Join us for our Weekly Virtual Buzz meeting every Tuesday from 8:15-9:00am. This is a great opportunity to meet up, network, and chat with one another. Grab your computer and your morning coffee, and join us!

We’ll be checking in with one another with the main focus on providing space for community and connection with fellow young professionals.

All Summer Buzz Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom.

Click on the date & time below to join the Virtual Buzz!

  • How will a Virtual Buzz work?

    We will meet using the free video conferencing program Zoom. Much like our in-person Weekly Buzz, you are welcome to drop in without advance registration. We will have some time for introductions and then introduce the topic for the day. If our numbers are greater than 5, we will use the Zoom breakout function to break into small groups for more discussion.

    Because this is a social occasion, we ask that you leave your video on for the duration of the Buzz. Mute your audio when you are not speaking. We have links to help you get started with Zoom if you haven’t used it previously.

  • Advice for Getting Started with Zoom

    1. Download Zoom for iOS or Windows by clicking here.
      You don’t have to create an account unless you want to schedule your own meetings. As long as you have it downloaded to your device, the links above will work.
    2. Test your device’s audio and microphone here.
    3. Familiarize yourself with controls ahead of time by joining a test meeting.
      a. Locate and try the chat function
      b. Practice switching between speaker view (only shows the person talking) and gallery view (displays multiple people)
      c. Practice muting and unmuting yourself
    4. Still have questions?
      Zoom has an excellent help center. If you are still confused after reviewing articles in the help center, contact Whatcom YP Advisory Council member Rhys Hansen at rhys@terracognita.studio for support.