Homeless But Now Learning Software Coding on the Job
Here’s an inspiring story reported on Good Morning America: A software engineer working in New York City befriended a homeless man, trained him in computer coding, and ended up offering him a job.
Software engineer Patrick McConlogue told ABC news that he walked past “a homeless guy” everyday on his way to work in lower Manhattan. He had the feeling “he is a smart guy — he has books and he writes.”
“I was trying to think of a way to engage him and help him.” McConlogue said. So he approached Leo and gave the 36-year-old homeless man two choices: $100 in cash, or use of a laptop, software coding books, and two months of coding instruction.
Read the full story here.