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8 Months After Learning To Code And Launching An App, Leo The Homeless Coder Is Still Homeless

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We spoke to Leo to find out what he’s up to now.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is an interesting article that was brought to my attention by Cheri Mullins on Facebook.  You need to read the whole thing, for sure. Homelessness is more complicated, evidently, than I thought, for sure, after reading this article. Even so, I still give the young programmer and Leo a lot of credit for trying to make a difference. The ball wasn’t dropped–it was just hit in a place that isn’t where they thought it would land. I think it’s great that Leo still wants to learn coding. Imagine if he had learned coding as a kid–would he still be in this predicament of being homeless? We can only guess, as we’ll never know for sure. In the case of the young programmer and Leo, the end is still a good one, in that they are still trying to make the world a better place. The app is still a good idea, the initiative is still appropriate. Even if Leo never collects the money, it’ll still go to help others.  This is truly a compelling story that you must read. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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