by Lesli-Ann Lewis on February 10th, 2016

Shortly after news spread that Twitter was looking to switch from a chronological timeline to an algorithmic one as soon as next week, #RIPTwitter began to trend worldwide. Within hours, it was the number one hashtag on the site, prompting a quick response from Twitter senior software developer Brandon Carpenter: “Seriously people. We aren’t idiots. Read More

by Veve Jaffa on January 29th, 2016

January is the month of the jam, playing host to the world’s largest event of its kind. Aptly named The Global Game Jam, GGJ encourages video game developers all over the world to come together, collaborate, and produce a game that reflects the year’s chosen theme in 48 hours. Kicking off this week, there’s no Read More

by MVC News Bot on August 11th, 2015

We want to help bring Model View Culture to more groups doing important work in tech, diversity and culture. So we’re excited to announce a new program to deliver our 2015 print subscriptions — for free — to small hackerspaces, meetup groups, coding schools, publications, non-profits, university/school groups, and diversity-in-tech organizations and programs. Our 2015 Read More

by Nikki Murray on July 23rd, 2015

TODO Group bills itself as a guild for programmers, a members-driven organization that strives to “collaborate on practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective open source projects and programs.” Yet while guilds have historically not aligned with employers, clients, organizations, or companies, TODO is run largely by massive multi-national corporations. The Members Read More

by MVC News Bot on July 2nd, 2015

Below is an open letter from Women of Color in Tech, an organization focused on tech inclusion, advocacy, and providing support & community for Latina, Indigenous/Native and Black women tech professionals. You can follow their work at, or if you are a WoC in tech join their exclusive online & offline communities by completing Read More

by MVC News Bot on June 15th, 2015

Inequalities in technology are almost always underlined by money: underrepresented groups just don’t get the financial support they need and deserve for their projects, organizations and startups. We see this most clearly in venture capital, but also know that marginalized technologists struggle far more to get financial backing to start events and conferences, online communities, media Read More

by MVC News Bot on June 11th, 2015

A new column with a look at Model View Culture from the inside: Q&A with our editor Shanley. Model View Culture is about a year and a half old now. What’s been most surprising over time as the publication has grown and gotten older and more established? I think what has been most surprising to Read More

by Kaya Thomas on May 27th, 2015

Movies are not known for having a diverse representation of programmers. Jobs doesn’t include any women programmers or designers, even though women were on the original Macintosh team. Susan Kare, who designed all of the original icons and fonts, doesn’t even get a cameo. The only women shown in the film are Jobs’ family members, Read More