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Leo Grand was approached by a young programmer named Patrick McConlogue in mid-August with a choice: Take $100 or take an opportunity to learn how to code.
Grand, who had been homeless since 2011 after he lost his job at MetLife and was priced out of his neighborhood when a high-rise went up on the next block, didn't hesitate.
He wanted to learn to code. The two men met every weekday where Leo sleeps outside for an hour each morning. McConlogue taught Grand how to program using three used books from Amazon and a refurbished Chromebook McConlogue purchased for Grand online.
I give just as much if not more KUDOS to the man who taught the programming skills. And just to plug an agenda the solution was not government handouts. It was people caring for people... something that doesn't exist in the government.