When Patrick McConlogue announced his intention to teach a homeless man to code, the Internet unleashed its wrath. Now Leo “Journeyman” Grand released a mobile app called “Trees for Cars.” It is available on iOS and Android for 99 cents.
Journeyman Leo was learning to code with the help of 23-year old software engineer Patrick McConlogue. The NYPD arrested him for trespassing yesterday morning, but the community outcry fueled a quick release.
At a recent hackathon, Alex Day and Amazon engineer Yiling Hu developed a new system to help homeless people access shelters.
The organization launched its “directed giving” site this morning that connects people living on the brink of homelessness with donors who help them purchase specific goods and services.
Editor’s Pick Nine months ago, Ashana Davenport dropped out of high school and didn’t have a home. If you told her that she would have a career in tech, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Editor’s Pick Two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs have launch an innovative app, dubbed “HandUp,” to help the homeless.
How Project Homeless Connect is rallying the tech community and using social media to help people in need.
Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
The initiative, known as Lava Mae, is a response to a desperate need in the city.