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Leo, the homeless man, launches mobile app

Oct 12 2013, 3:32am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Leo, the homeless man, launches mobile app

Give him bread, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach him to fish, and you'll feed him for a lifetime. This was Patrick McConlogue's philosophy, a belief that compelled him to help a homeless man named Leo to code.

It happened in August, and Leo is now on the point of launch a mobile app called Go Green. The said app, although yet to be detailed, is said to promote environmental awareness among users. Leo hopes to earn a small amount of money from the app once it is out.

McConlogue, a software engineer from New York, previously offered Leo two choices - to accept $100 in cash or to learn how to code. Leo wisely opted the latter offer and soon received three JavaScript books from McConlogue. He also received a Samsung Chromebook with 3G support and a solar charger to power it.

McConlogue would then meet Leo every day for the coding sessions. "He told me I could have a laptop and learn how to do something and I figured it could turn into something more. It’s not like I don’t have the time to learn to do it," he said. McConlogue has started a Facebook page for Leo, detailing his journey.

Source: Medium

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