UPDATE: Young Techie Succeeds in Teaching Homeless Man to Code

UPDATE: Young Techie Succeeds in Teaching Homeless Man to Code

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Coding in the park-homeless guy-NBCvidThe good Samaritan who took a chance on a young homeless man in New York City, offering to teach him how to write computer code, is seeing his good deed pay off.

(See original story here)

In August, Patrick McConlogue, a New York entrepreneur, programmer and designer, gave the homeless guy an old laptop, three textbooks and an hour of his time each day for two months.

The result was a life changing offer that epitomizes the old adage, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

“The community has gathered around Leo in a way I cannot describe with words,” wrote Patrick on their Facebook page, Journeyman Challenge. “The love and support of this has been immense.”

Leo Grand has already created a free app to promote carpooling by matching drivers to riders, called Trees for Cars.

(WATCH the video from TODAY)

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!

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