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Homeless Man, Who Accepted Free Coding Lessons Over Money, Releases First App

You may remember the story from earlier this year about a programmer who offered a local homeless man a choice: he would either give him $100, or he would take time out of his schedule to teach him code. Leo, the New York City homeless man, chose the code lessons. Now, armed with his new programming knowledge and a laptop from the programmer, Leo has just released his first app. “Trees for Cars”, which costs $.99, helps drivers find fellow carpoolers on their route and see how much CO2 they are saving by using the app. After just 16 weeks of lessons, Leo (who relies on the generosity of local doormen to charge his laptop), is officially a developer. In a statement about that app, Leo said, “Trees for Cars is a great way to build relationships, strengthen communities, help each-other financially and energy wise, all under the umbrella of saving the environment.” Congrats on the all the hard work, Leo …

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