In school and sports, my teachers and coaches encouraged me to find a "role model" - someone whom I could look up to. Someone who I wanted to be like.
It gave me direction because I told myself,
"I want to be like them when I'm older. I want to positively impact the world like them."
This practice of finding people who we admire can inspire us to "be the change in the world, [we] want to see."
I thought it would be fun to take this idea and create what I'm calling "Code Models" - a list of role models in the programming industry.
The distinction between this and just following those people is essentially "grouping people in one place".
When you look at your Timeline, you see tweets from everyone you follow versus a List only shows tweets from people on that list.
I didn't think it would make sense to make a website for this. And most of us already spend time on Twitter anyway.
Easiest solution then was to create a List on Twitter so that you could easily add the people you look up to. This will help you see what they're doing and what they're sharing in one centralized place.
I started making my list, which you can subscribe to but I suggest going forth and making your own! 😄