A Homeless Man Was Offered $100 Or The Chance To Learn How To Code By A Stranger.

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 12:57PM

He chose how to code and released an app! 

Back in August, programmer Patrick McConlogue offered Leo Grand either $100, or 16 coding lessons. He chose the latter.

McConlogue then met with him every weekday morning for an hour-long lesson. Now, Grand has released his very first app. It's called 'Trees for Cars', and is now available for iOS and Android.

The idea behind the app is to decrease the number of cars on the roads and the amount of CO2 emissions. Users sign up and specify whether they want to offer a ride or catch one, and the app will connect them with more carpoolers nearby. The app also tracks how much CO2 was saved by all the passengers.

Grand wrote every line of code, and all proceeds from the app sales go directly to him.


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